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The formal launch of the Galaxy S II in the US was set back Friday. Samsung pushed the event back from its original August 29 date to August 30 out of anticipation of problems stemming from the mandatory evacuations and possible damage relating to hurricane Irene. The timing puts it just two days ahead of Samsung's worldwide launch at IFA, in Berlin.
A newly leaked promotional image of the three variants of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone has appeared online at PocketNow. One each is visible for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. All three are expected to be unveiled by Samsung at a press event on Monday.
Samsung has quietly posted a teaser video (below) for the American version of the Galaxy S II. Removing any doubt that the August 29 event is for the new phone, the clip also briefly shows what one of the new versions will look like. Conspicuously, the iPhone-derived home button is gone in favor of a more conventional Android layout.
A second teaser video for Samsung's upcoming Unpacked II event has shown up on the web. The new video hints at what will be revealed at the September 1 event in Berlin with the tagline "Sketches of Your Desire." Many expect the big news to center around a new version of the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone, possibly the 4.5-inch Hercules with 42Mbps 3G or LTE-based 4G.
At the upcoming Unpacked event at IFA in Berlin, Samsung may reveal an updated version of its Galaxy S II smartphone, SlashGear learned from a teaser YouTube video that's been since made private. The so-called "light" teaser talks about "something big," which could indicate a larger screen size, perhaps up to 4.5 inches.
Samsung's unannounced Hercules handset has surfaced in the wild yet again with Telus branding, corroborating earlier rumors pointing to an imminent launch through the Canadian carrier. The images, which were posted on MobileSyrup, also include results from a Quadrant benchmark that show performance levels on-par with leaked tests from the reference Galaxy S II.
The upcoming Samsung Hercules and the HTC Ruby Android smartphones will come to T-Mobile on October 26 according to a leaked back to school slide. Spotted by TmoNews, the date may still change, especially since the end of October is late to be classified as a back to school special. The Ruby will sport a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon chip and a 4.3-inch, 540x960 display.
Questions about Samsung's plans to bring the Galaxy S II to T-Mobile ended Sunday with a leak. The long-rumored Hercules has been seen with T-Mobile's label on the back and a clear "Galaxy S II" marking to match, removing any doubt as to the core features. What TmoNews saw at the front also lines up with the much more rounded look of the phone seen at Telus.
The Samsung Hercules may finally have been spotted at the Samsung Secret event held on Thursday in Toronto. The phone appeared to match up with descriptions and looked like a Galaxy S II with the Infuse 4G's larger 4.5-inch screen. The MobileSyrup sighting showed the phone conspicuously using its Yahoo stock ticker widget for Telus in what's a likely clue as to the Android phone's final destination.
The Samsung T989, thought to be the Samsung Hercules, may have already received Bluetooth and Wi-Fi approval. According to TMO News sources, it appears that the device received its certification on 23 June. If correct, the likely T-Mobile version of the Samsung Infuse 4G is tracking for a possible release in August or September.