Samsung Hercules photos leak, may be T-Mobile's Galaxy S II

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Just a short while ago, we looked at what was rumored to be the Samsung Galaxy S II variant destined for AT&T. Unfortunately, that turned out to be a different Samsung device, which although interesting was a bit disappointing. Today, we have more leaked pictures of a US Galaxy S II, but this time the device has both T-Mobile and Galaxy S II branding.

As you can see in the photo above, the device has been modified slightly in order to make it unique to T-Mobile. The most apparent of these modifications is the cosmetic changes, like the slightly curved and textured back cover and lack of physical buttons on the front. It appears T-Mobile wanted this device to be as smooth as possible, and I must say that I like what they have done better than the standard Galaxy S II.

More surprisingly, T-Mobile has also changed the hardware on the device. According to the source that leaked the images, the device's display has been bumped up from 4.3-inch size to the huge 4.5-inch Galaxy Indulge size. Most users will consider this an upgrade, but for some this may make the phone too large.

This phone's model number (SGH-T989 in case you were wondering) has been in T-Mobile's roadmap since May, but it is only now that we have evidence to link the model number with a Galaxy S II device. If the devices do turn out to be one and the same, it means that the Galaxy S II will launch on T-Mobile on September 26th, at least according to the previously mentioned roadmap. 

As usual, this is only a rumor. Still, between the shot of the model number and the clear brandings of both T-Mobile and Galaxy S II on the back cover, this rumor seems more credible than most. I certainly hope it turns out to be true, because I have been eagerly awaiting the T-Mobile Galaxy S II. 

For those of you who are as excited as I am, you can see a shot of the front of the device as well as the model number below the break.

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[TmoNews]
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Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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