Samsung is doing pretty well these days. Gingerbread is coming to the current Galaxy tab soon. The next 10 inch and 8.9 inch Galaxy tab are building a ton of hype with that I/O giveaway. The Galaxy s2 phone is already a huge success and it hasn’t hit the US yet. They are slowly starting to win back fans with dropping source code early, and starting the gingerbread update for the Galaxy S series already. It looks like they don’t want the momentum to stop.
Sammy is getting a new phone ready named “Hercules” and it fits the name. While it isn’t likely to be out before August or so, it is still nice to start looking at. Specs are as follows:
- 4.5-inch 480 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus display
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- NFC support, though compatibility with the forthcoming ISIS mobile payment standard is “to be determined”
- Category 24 HSDPA (42Mbps) and Category 6 HSUPA (5.76Mbps) for extremely fast HSPA+ support — faster than any HSPA+ phone currently sold in the US
- AWS plus 850 / 1900MHz compatibility for support on AT&T’s “4G” network if the merger succeeds
- Preliminary measurements place it at 5.16 x 2.76 x 0.37 inches — within a few hundredths of an inch of the Infuse
- 16GB internal ROM, 1GB internal RAM, external microSD up to 32GB
- Here’s where it outdoes the Infuse: it’s quoted with a Qualcomm 1.2GHz dual-core APQ8060 application processor, which is extraordinarily unusual for a Samsung — particularly considering the availability of Samsung’s own multi-core Exynos line; it’s paired with an MDM8220 modem processor
- 8 megapixel primary camera with flash and 1080p video capture, secondary front-facing camera
- Like the Galaxy S II, the Hercules won’t have a dedicated HDMI port — it’ll move high-def video over Micro USB using MHL
So Dual Core, 42mbps, 4.5 inch Samoled plus and Android 2.3. Sound like something you might be interested in? Me too.
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