What would happen if the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Infuse 4G met up, had a few drinks, and got a bit frisky? If you ignore the fact that phones aren’t capable of mating, the product of that one-night stand would probably look a lot like the phone featured in this leaked image — what seems to be the Samsung Hercules.
Thanks to the folks at MobileSyrup and a sneaky tipster attending last night’s Samsung Mobile event in Canada, the first blurry-cam shot of this mythical handset has finally arrived. Obviously, the device pictured doesn’t sport any T-Mobile branding, but that’s because this one’s on Telus (thus, the Canada reference).
Along with that beastly Infuse-esque 4.5-inch touchscreen, there are also four capacitive buttons along the bottom like the Infuse, rather than the optical trackpad seen on the S2. The Hercules certainly favors its baby daddy with that Infuse-style look and feel, but under the hood things are looking pretty similar to the S2.
Leaked specs include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor under Android 2.3 Gingerbread (same as the S2), NFC support, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel rear-camera that shoots in 1080i, and a front-facing shooter for video chat. MobileSyrup speculates that the forward-facing camera could clock in at 2-megapixels, though there’s no way to be sure until Samsung gives official word. The tipster also claims that this will be the first 42Mbps smartphone in Canada, giving reason to think it might get the same title here in the States with T-Mo.