Galaxy S II Hercules Hooked Onto Telus: Impressive Benchmarks

The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of a triangle of smartphones that seem to have tongues wagging at the moment, the other two being the Motorola Droid Bionic and Apple iPhone 5, and we’ve been keeping readers up to speed. Today we have good news for would-be Galaxy S II owners on TELUS in Canada after more leaked images have been revealed.

Recently details of a Galaxy S II variant called the Hercules came to light, coming to T-Mobile in the US and TELUS in Canada and today sees more confirmation of that with an image showing the handset hooked onto the TELUS network. After the first look we had of the Hercules some more images have arrived, courtesy of Ian Hardy over on Mobile Syrup. These are pretty clear images and show the Galaxy S II on TELUS, seemingly running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, as you would expect.

The Hercules display is a whopping 4.5-inches and features visible on the new images include the front-facing shooter, capacitive menu, and buttons for home, search and back. As well as this there’s also an image of a Quadrant benchmark for the 1.2GHz dual-core processor of the Galaxy S II Hercules showing an excellent 3,359, which will be music to the ears of many. Over on Engadget, Joseph Volpe notes that this Hercules benchmark result hints at an Exynos chip.

We already informed readers of a rumored release date for the T-Mobile Hercules of October 26 and there’s no reason to believe the release date on TELUS will be any different but as usual we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest developments. We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the new images and Quadrant score. Are you waiting for the Hercules? Why not let us know with your comments.