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First U.S. Galaxy S II Variant Revealed for T-Mobile: Upgraded to 4.5″ Screen, Ugly Home Button Removed

With still no official confirmation on different variants of the Galaxy S II by either Samsung or carriers, it’s been one big guessing game for most of us.  You can now scratch the T-Mobile version off of the list though, as a couple of sites released photos of its SGS2 over the weekend.  The Samsung Hercules (codename) (SGH-T989) was willing to show both its front and backsides, making tech enthusiasts drool their Sundays away.  With a 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and the removal of that god-awful physical home button, how can you not get a little giddy when looking at these pics.  This new U.S. version looks a lot less iPhoney and a lot more Nexus S-y – something you won’t find us complaining about.

This device will more-than-likely run on T-Mo’s HSPA+ 42Mbps network, but just remember, that doesn’t mean for one second that the Verizon version will.  We would certainly hope that Verizon wouldn’t leave us without their super fast new network, but the current batch of LTE phones are all thick, hefty tanks.  So the SGS2 variant for Big Red better have new LTE tech in it that’s ultra-slim, or we’re probably not getting 4G.  (Just my two thoughts.)

More pics after the jump.  

And another front shot with that beautiful new 4.5″ Super AMOLED Plus screen on:

Now if only this exact version would make its way onto Big Red…thoughts?

Via:  TmoNews, PocketNow

  • Bob Jenkins

    I want a flamethrower

  • http://cityboytech.wordpress.com cityboytech

    So glad they got rid of that huge iPhone-like home button. It made absolutely no sense knowing damn well Android needs 4 buttons instead of 3

  • http://profiles.google.com/bzchickin Aaron Verhoeven

    Am I the only one that liked the single home button?

  • http://twitter.com/grilmasterweber kweber

    dang i like the iphone look… thats why i read droid life.. which now has news about every phone instead of just droids or vz phones..

  • Anonymous

    But no Exynos… IMO not really a GSII then

  • Sporttster

    Thoughts? My thought is I’m switching to T-Mobile!!

  • Farva0412

    Well if Tmobile got their own version maybe Big Red will also that will allow a LTE Chip inside….. Fingers Crossed….. 

  • Dominick

    Looks nice. I personally want a 4.5 or better yet 5 inch screen.. what I don’t get are sharp reactions to the size when at very lesdt 4.5 could be accomplished by just lesdening the bezel.. look at the space there being taken up on phones like the Droid X and especially the Bionic.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KUDELAD2R5YEFZRC477DY4ZCMM Leo Bass

    I paid $22.85 for an iPhone 4-32GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $674 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • http://twitter.com/HeliosAI Jon

    Really hope it’s not a 4.5” screen on VZW

  • Anonymous

    That phone looks hella good! A 4.5″ screen would be perfect if the phone wasn’t to thick (maybe 1/4″)…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707166291 John Lee

    VZW needs to get mila kunis to be a spokeperson…i wouldn’t care about they’re network either!

  • http://twitter.com/jamdev12 jamdev12

    Now see. If only the Verizon version would be like this. I hate that freaking iPhone/iPad center button.

  • TomHolmes

    I’ve been a Verizon guy for lots of years, but if Big Red didn’t have me by the short-and-curlies and T-Mo wasn’t in the process of being assimilated into the collective, I’d be all over this beauty. 

  • Stephen D

    Meh, looks like the carriers are screwing it up with different variations again. Rumor has it that the US versions will have the Snapdragon instead of the Exynos. So the slowest dual core A9 CPU, and the worst one for gaming, instead of the fastest.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Source?  I thought Samsung was only using either their Enxyos cpu or the Tegra 2?

    • Anonymous

      It either has tegra 2 or exynos not snap dragon. Do a little research

      • Stephen D

        I said RUMOR. I didn’t say it was fact. Engadget and other sites say that it will have the 1.2ghz dual core Snapdragon instead of the Exynos.You’re the one that needs to do research and read….

        • Anonymous

          No they said tegra 2. Because people were complaining about them changing it. I did research and check out phandroid or androidcentral and you will see.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

        Damn, you were wrong as a mother f*cker.

        • Anonymous

          Not really. The Korean version has a snapdragon but rumors pointed toward tegra 2. Everything is rumors tho so I guess you can take that as fact and base your opinions off that? I was going off of the rumors maybe you got some insider information Noone else has?

  • Anonymous

    Nice, I finally have an excuse 2 break out the old school JNCO jeans….seriously though, as stated by other posters, all they have 2 do is minimize the bezel around the screen & the device stays the same size as the 4.3″ phones out now while increasing screen size

  • Anonymous

    Nice, I finally have an excuse 2 break out the old school JNCO jeans….seriously though, as stated by other posters, all they have 2 do is minimize the bezel around the screen & the device stays the same size as the 4.3″ phones out now while increasing screen size