Yesterday, we reported on a few upcoming phones, including the HTC Ruby. Today, we’ve got a potential release date for it and the Samsung Hercules (a T-Mobile name for the Samsung Galaxy S II). According to a document leaked by TmoNews, the phones will hit shelves Oct. 26, 2011.
As we reported in our handset rumor roundup, the HTC Ruby will supposedly have a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) touchscreen, a dedicated camera button, a dedicated video button, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera, 1GB of RAM, and Bluetooth 3.0. If true, then the Ruby will indeed be more powerful than the Hercules (S II), which will only have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch 480×800 screen. Both phones will be “4G” capable, meaning they will run on T-Mobile’s high-speed HSPA+ network.
This is all speculation, of course, as is most early handset news. Handset manufacturers don’t like to announce release dates or device information before the day of launch, likely because of how fast the industry moves and how much control is in the hands of the wireless carriers, which have a good amount of power over handset sales here in the United States.
With that said, Samsung is holding a Galaxy S II event on August 29. We hope to learn more about the manufacturer’s plans at that time.
Below is the leaked image.