Official: T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II Is Announced

We’ve just received a press release from T-Mobile announcing their upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II. Details were vague with a release date of “this fall” and no official name for the device (possibly just Galaxy S II?). There’s was definitely no mention of the “Hercules” moniker we’ve known as the device for months now. Details we can confirm are a monster sized 4.5-inch SAMOLED Plus display, 1.2 Ghz Exynos processor, 8MP camera with 1080p video recording, 2MP front facing camera 16GB of internal storage and support for T-Mobile’s 4G network, although we still don’t know if this device will be taking advantage of T-Mobile’s faster 42Mbps HSPA+ data speeds when it’s released.

So there you have it. Other than a bigger screen and slightly modified curvier design, this is pretty much the standard Galaxy S II fare that most of us have been waiting 6 months for. A few things are still left up in the air but providing there are no extra surprises, is this Galaxy S II finally worth the wait?

T-Mobile Statement: Galaxy S II (Aug. 30)

T-Mobile USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the upcoming availability of the Samsung Galaxy S™ II at        T-Mobile this fall. Featuring a brilliant 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus touch screen – one of the largest screens available on a Galaxy S II device – T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II promises to keep customers entertained and connected while on the go. We look forward to sharing more information in the coming weeks.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/eckoinlasvegas Steven Skwarkowski

    Processor and speed? And we need to know about HSPA+

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Updated post. Live stream gave us more info =)

  • irishrally

    Exynos processor like the Sprint version?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Just found out via the live stream all are using Exynos at 1.2Ghz :D

      • barondebxl

        Are u sure? Everybody thinks the delay is because of a different processor which would make sense, it sucks that we have to wait ( T-mobile sucks), but yea I think it will be a different processor unfortunately.

  • http://twitter.com/djanthonyross Anthony Ross

    i didn’t know there was a difference between T-Mobile’s “4G” and their HSPA+ ?

    • phoenix_fire

      they rolled it out starting at one speed, (21 mbps, i believe), then did some upgrades to it and those upgrades made it to 42 mbps. the new speeds require a certain antenna or something (don’t know the exact requirements) that was different than the ones in the 21 mbps phones, so that’s why there’s a differentiation.

    • http://profiles.google.com/eckoinlasvegas Steven Skwarkowski

      HSPA (older 4G) is 21mbps and HSPA+ (newer 4G) is 42mbps

      • Staxx

        the 21mbps is HSPA+ as well. HSPA was their 3G network with theoretical speed cap of 14mbps (which T-Mobile didn’t reach til their HSPA+)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Haslem/714744173 Andrew Haslem

    This fall? That had better mean this freaking month, I have to get a new phone asap!

  • mlfatty

    HATE the curved edges.

    • phoenix_fire

      i agree. normally i don’t like hard edges and corners, but it worked on the sgs2, and the curves on this one make it look a little weird.

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        Looks, cartoony to me. I prefer the box shape personally.

        • vinterchaos

          Looks the same as their previous models with T-Mobile, feels cheap in the hand also I bet, my Vibrant did.. really pissed there being hush hush with this phone, I don’t know how much longer I can be without a phone.

  • ILikeStake

    Sprint version looks better.

  • Mike

    Dammit, I knew I should of waited instead of buying the Sensation!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XRTTJRWIELHT26UKQPGQF7TRIY John

    Engaget says it’s HSPA+ but has no other details. Sprint and ATT released two page long press releases….T-mobile’s was barely a paragraph. That should give you a clue how well T-mobile plans on supporting this phone.

  • vinnyjr

    Leave it to T-Mobile, day late and a buck short. This phone will be old before T-Mobile wakes up and smells the coffee. Their design s ugly, too big, no cursor and of course too late.

    • Christopher Seavey

      9+ months old by the time they get it to market. Totally insane.

  • barondebxl

    What the he’ll is this fall? Can we have a date. Seriously T-mobile.

  • Magus2300

    Too big!

  • endone

    vague release date = waiting on prime (hoping it goes to all carriers) .

    sorry gs2! i’ll come back to you if no prime in sight by end of sept/oct

    • MarcusDW

      I think a LOT of people are going with this plan. After the Herc being officially announced, that plan is in ink.

  • Jeff Baker

    It really makes no difference what speed they say it’s capable of… Tmo lies about their 4G anyway. My wife and I both have a G2x and while it is an awesome phone, it’s data speeds suck ass! As do the speeds I’ve seen on the Sensation and just about any other so called 4G phone on T-Mobile. We’re lucky to see 1.5Mbps even when it says 4G with 4 bars. And yes, I have replaced the sim cards, One of the first things I did when we got the phones. I looked at a Samsung phone a buddy got on Verizon and he hits 16Mbps constantly! That’s faster than my cable at the house so WTF is T-Mobile talking this crap about the Nations fastest network?!

    I will take a look at this phone and if the speed isn’t up to par, i’m gonna have to consider jumping ship. As much as I even hate to think about doing that. I might pay more, but at least I’ll get what I’m paying for.

    Please T-Mobile…. Get your network working as you say it does!!!

    • Jason Crumbley

      I hit over 12mb/s on my G2x and regularly get 4-5.

      • Jeff Baker

        I guess i’m gonna have to give them a call and see what is going on… I got much faster speeds on my Nexus 1 and my HD2 and they aren’t 4g phones.

  • Andrew Lape

    Dear lord this thing is hideous

  • vinnyjr

    T-Mobile let another great opportunity to capitalize on tons of people at this event to show off it’s new phone but let it go by. Who the fuck is in charge of their advertising dept??? No wonder they are going down the tubes. Shame the fuck on them. Piss Poor people running T-Mobile. Don’t matter if they are selling out or not, you still sell as if you were staying in business because anything can change at any time. From the looks at the T-Mobile booth this deal is already closed. Dumb, Dumb people running T-Mobile. II am so sick of everything they do, they have a great HSPA+ Network but shitheads running it. They could be so much more then they are now. Too Freaken bad.

  • InspectorGadget80

    So why is it Sprint is the only one with a name and AT&T/T-Mobile versions are both called Galaxy S II