Official: TELUS launching Samsung Galaxy S II X (Hercules) October 28th

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  • Brendon

    Meh, when is the Galaxy Nexus coming?! 🙂

  • Barry

    About time!!!

    Been waiting oh so long

  • a time for all

    where is that troll vlad miahelscu?

  • stephie

    Hurray! feels like ive been waiting months!

    • Paul

      you have… almost a month and a half

  • MU10

    decisions.. decisions.. i don’t know if this is worth the upgrade or waiting for the ICS Nexus? Specs wise this device is a beast, but ICS is very enticing!

    • bob

      I prefer the specs of the Galaxy Nexus than this device. I also prefer Bell’s version of the SGS2.
      The snapdragon SoC isn’t that great. But the display of the Galaxy Nexus is simply the best!

  • Shamu

    WICKED ! Finally – I already have a waiting list for this product. Nice job TELUS !!

  • ADCS

    Any news as to whether this phone will see an ICS 4.0 update ???

    • Eric

      According to Android Central’s prediction, yes. Though not for a while, I’d be surprised if it got it before June 2012….

  • Anon

    Any word on what the price will be for buying the phone outright? I want to use it on WIND. The telus version is AWS compatible (1700/2100)

    • T1MB1T

      ANON it is NOT! I just heard today they will not support it! Tony was at a high level meeting when he stormed out and said that the big 3 are scre wing with him again! he said it was locked up tigher than his sisters kooka. But hey he would get in! That man has brass ones! Why are you all thinking of supporting Telus?!! they are part of the evil cell companies that are BLOCKING wind! It has been confirmed that the big 3 block winds signal an make people suffer! It can be proven!!!
      open your eyes!

  • E

    I’d just wait for them to announce the Galaxy Nexus’s carriers before pulling the trigger if I were planning on buying this as it’s getting released in November anyways. Especially for those who were planning on buying it for use on Wind/Mobi since rumour has it that the Nexus is also going to T-Mobile.

  • Mike

    I’d buy it in a heartbeat if it had a qwerty keyboard

  • dav1dz

    Forget it. This pales in comparison to what Galaxy Nexus potentially offers. Vanilla Android with updates straight from El Goog for the win!

  • mattprime86

    BLARRGGGGG!!

    FINALLY

  • djburns

    i have grown tired waiting for telus to release this phone. may just have to wait on the Galaxy Nexus.

    • aka

      that’s very contradictory of you..

  • Paul

    About Frigging time!!! Too bad it is so close to the Nexus release. No doubt a lot of people will hold on for that one. Just a note for Telus though. A month and a half is too long to post something as coming soon!!! Two weeks tops is the most that shoudl have been.

    • merk

      dont know if you’re on their network, but you should certainly call retention and mention that when you want to buy your next phone. I certainly will, and will be looking for a discount. My company’s corporate plan is under Bell so I always have an ace up my sleeve to tell them I’m leaving to keep getting better deals and discounts, but still. I’m sick of waiting for devices on this carrier

  • Big Red Angry Bird

    Ok Rogers… we’re waiting on when the SGS2 LTE is coming out. Better announce something soon…

  • MrRight

    why it’s so long?

    • Zagabog

      That’s what she said? /apologies

  • wilmer

    LIKE!

  • John

    Honestly, if the Nexus comes out early in november i cant see a lot of people getting this…

    I like that the GS2X has an SD card slot though… toss up between the two for me.

    • clone7

      will the nexus have an SD Slot?

  • Chris

    Why is it when I go to their website I still see “coming soon” then?

  • Beeray

    ive been waiting so long to get this, but with ICS coming so soon with the nexus, its tempting just to wait a bit longer, thought the 42mb/s is pretty tempting

  • djburns

    galaxy nexus will do 42mb/s also on telus. or so i understand.

  • ROB

    Getting it

  • Dave1972

    Yeah….. Where do you get this banner….. Still coming soon label on telus site

    • Chris

      I had the same issue when I was using Internet Explorer. I just checked their site using Google Chrome and I see the Oct. 28th showing. Weird. But at least we have a date now.

    • Dave1972

      Sorry Chris, my ipad does not show me your banner….. See it on my computer… Sorry about that….. At leat, now, as you said, we have a date

  • seant

    wonder how this 1.5GHz compares to the Glxy Nxs 1.2GHz, Also the Hercs screen is only 800 x 480 for the 4.5in. I have that now on my 3.7in screen. Might be a bit blocky. Then there’s ICS. Might have to settle, depending on the Glxy Nxs carrier(s) and price.

  • kriEv

    My rep told me nexus is coming to telus in november (no date though)

    • Nelly

      Which rep is this? Wonder if it’s coming to all carriers..

    • Nelly

      ok, never mind my last question..seems I have a hard time reading a sentence thoroughly. Sorry.

  • partyrock1

    @big red angry bird. I work for Rogers. Samsung rep confirmed release date of GSII LTE as November 1st. I got to play with it, it’s a beaut.

  • partyrock1

    @Big Red Angry Bird. I work for Rogers.. GS2 LTE arrives November 1st. Got a chance to play with it when the Samsung rep brought it in, it’s a beaut.

  • Boswell

    The comming soon banner is on the home page on the fifth slide.

  • Shaun

    This or the Galaxy Nexus?

    GSIIX –
    Pros – Better batt, better camera, better GPU,SD slot
    Cons – Touchwiz,Low PPI Screen, Smaller market

    GNexus –
    Pros – Better Screen, Pure google, Timely updates, ICS now
    Cons – Sh!tty Camera, No SD expansion, 3-4y old GPU

    Both phones have their merits, think im gonna jump on the GSIIX for now…$99 bucks is worth it…will be a great phone for a year or so, and by this time next year the new Nexus will be out

  • TeknoBug

    Much lower contract price than I expected!

  • Puck

    Do we know that Telus is going to get the Galaxy Nexus? I was so excited for the GSIIX but now that the Nexus is just around the corner I might as well wait. But I don’t want to buy an unlocked phone – I want to upgrade from my Milestone and my 3 year contract which under Telus’ upgrade pricing would cost me $250 max.

    • Jofa

      No, but it’s rumoured to be going to TMobile, and they use the same network frequencies so you can buy one and get it unlocked for sure.

  • Frank

    Is the GSG2 X the same as the GSG2 HD?

    • crimsona

      It is not. 800×480 screen.

  • Jake

    Yawn…

  • 1D10T5

    I can’t believe Telus thought it would be a good idea to wait so long to launch this phone. Especially that they should have been expecting a BIG announcement from Google/Samsung about the new Nexus phone.

    Now with launch dates so close I can’t see how many people would want this inferior(to the Nexus) phone.

  • aka

    Galaxy Nexus has 2 things going for it vs SGSIIX, higher screen resolution, and a slightly larger display size. ICS will eventually come to the GSIIX within weeks of the SGN launch, per Google. So it’s still a toss up. with SuperAOMLED plus display, the fonts and graphics will be smooth.

    Also they only mention HSPA+, which I assume will be heading to Telus at 21Mbps. No mention of DC-HSPA+, the 42Mbps speed you’re getting with the SGIIX model. What you might see later in 2012 is the LTE version launching on Telus network. Same thing they did with SGFascinate, then later launched the SGFascinate 4G model.

    Unlike iPhone 4S, it’s not a given that Telus will be launching the GN in November with the US carriers. Although I would not be surprised to see ‘coming soon’ adds in November/December period.

  • Todd

    Telus has been stringing customers along with this release. They leaked the SGS2X in early August, soon after Bell released the regular S2 and people were clamoring for Telus to carry it. Then they put the phone on their site as “Coming Soon” for more than a month, when historically they only put “Coming Soon” when the product was 2 weeks away. This latest banner showing the release date probably came because they realized that customers are sick and tired of waiting. This has been extremely frustrating for someone waiting to get a good phone. What’s worse is that the SGS2X is slower, bulkier and has worse battery life than the regular S2 that was released 3 months ago.

  • Levi

    I am really not sure where this trio of bad things about the GSIIX is coming from. Read the review from the site your posting on!
    Slower. Uhm no it’s not. In the real world (I.e. the browser) it’s significantly faster.
    Maybe benchmarks are slightly lower but there’s no app out there that can make it lag, so isn’t that score almost irrelevant?
    Bulkier. No, larger screen. If you don’t want a big screen, don’t buy it!!! Some of us like large screens.
    Worse on battery??? Once again read the review!! It’s an 1800 battery, larger than the GSII and according to Mobile Syrup the S2X gets better battery life!

    Do your research from places other than uniformed people on comments pages.

  • Kilcrop

    The Nexus has no usd slot so not good for me going to order GS2X first day.

  • Dan Boersma

    when is the nexus coming to telus ?

  • TeknoBug

    Still says “coming soon” on my browser.

  • Cell Doctor

    I don’t get it. Complaints about having to wait an extra 2 weeks for a Samsung phone? How about having to wait an extra 4 months for the iPhone 5 that turns out to be a modified iPhone 4. And Samsung delayed the launch announcement due to the passing of Steve Jobs. That isn’t Telus’ decision or fault. I think it was a classy move from a way classier company than Apple. This is a significant device that is IMO an actual innovation. I will be enjoying this phone come Oct. 28th!

  • Levi

    14:7 on Mobile Syrup’s review video of this phone.
    “So even though this phone is not running an Exinos Processor, it is almost as fast in some respects, and just as fast in others”

    “So how does this affect performance? In day to day usage, you’re unlikely to notice a difference. In fact, for single-core non-GPU applications, the SGS2X is likely to be faster merely by virtue of its 20% increase in core clock speed. As a result, we experienced a massive 627ms speed boost in the popular Sunspider Javascript benchmark, from 3316ms to 2689ms. This translated well in general browsing, too: desktop pages loaded extremely quickly and scrolled, panned and zoomed noticeably better than the SGS2.” -Mobile Syrup

    “Everything I normally download and use worked without a hitch, including games that often give other phones a bit of trouble.” -Android Central

    16:53 From the review video by Mobile Syrup
    “Battery Life has been better on this than the Galaxy S2 and that’s obviously owed to the 200mAH’s of extra battery……”

    “Battery life was stellar. The Galaxy S II (I interject that he is talking about the T-mobile S II, which is the same as we will have in Canada) out of the box sees the same battery life, doing the same things, as I do with a pretty customized Nexus S.” -Android Central

    Before anyone tells me that’s the US version, not Canada, and those quotes from Android central are irrelevant, I would like to say that the T-mobile version has identical hardware, but has waaaay more bloatware that the Telus version. So not only will the scores be as good, they should be much better on the Canadian version.

    As for the screen.

    “Its greatest weakness — a relatively low resolution — is also one of its biggest strengths: the screen on this device is stunning.”

    You must keep in mind reeeaally high resolution screen’s come with a cost. The Sensation is a classic example. They require way more from the processor and GPU. So translated…The Galaxy Nexus is likely going to lag more than the GS2X. The new Nexus has way more to run, and has 200MHz less to do it.

    I’m not wanting to start a ridiculous competition here. And I’m not trying to be offensive.
    This phone may not be for you, so don’t buy it. Not every phone is for everyone.
    However some folks, (like me) are really impressed by what we see, and will likely buy this device as soon as it’s out.

    Cheers,
    -Levi

  • Levi

    14:7 on Mobile Syrup’s review video of this phone.
    “So even though this phone is not running an Exinos Processor, it is almost as fast in some respects, and just as fast in others”

    “So how does this affect performance? In day to day usage, you’re unlikely to notice a difference. In fact, for single-core non-GPU applications, the SGS2X is likely to be faster merely by virtue of its 20% increase in core clock speed. As a result, we experienced a massive 627ms speed boost in the popular Sunspider Javascript benchmark, from 3316ms to 2689ms. This translated well in general browsing, too: desktop pages loaded extremely quickly and scrolled, panned and zoomed noticeably better than the SGS2.” -Mobile Syrup

    “Everything I normally download and use worked without a hitch, including games that often give other phones a bit of trouble.” -Android Central

    16:53 From the review video by Mobile Syrup
    “Battery Life has been better on this than the Galaxy S2 and that’s obviously owed to the 200mAH’s of extra battery……”

    “Battery life was stellar. The Galaxy S II (I interject that he is talking about the T-mobile S II, which is the same as we will have in Canada) out of the box sees the same battery life, doing the same things, as I do with a pretty customized Nexus S.” -Android Central

    Before anyone tell’s me that’s the US version, not Canada, and those quotes from Android central are irrelevant, I would like to say that the T-mobile version has identical hardware, but has waaaay more bloatware that the Telus version. So not only will the scores be as good, they should be much better on the Canadian version.

    As for the screen.

    “Its greatest weakness — a relatively low resolution — is also one of its biggest strengths: the screen on this device is stunning.”

    You must keep in mind reeeaally high resolution screen’s come with a cost. The Sensation is a classic example. They require way more from the processor and GPU. So translated…The Galaxy Nexus is likely going to lag more than the GS2X. The new Nexus has way more to run, and has 200MHz less to do it.

    I’m not wanting to start a ridiculas competition here. And I’m not trying to be offensive.
    This phone may not be for you, so don’t buy it. Not every phone is for everyone.
    However some folks, (like me) are really impressed by what we see, and will likely buy this device as soon as it’s out.

    Cheers,
    -Levi

    • Boswell

      Very well said. I will be one of those people getting. It the. Day it comes out 😀

  • Shawn

    What province page did that come from, ontario’s still says coming soon.

  • Bruce

    This announcement appeared on Mobile Syrup shortly after 5pm Thursday. I visited the Telus website on Friday afternoon at 2pm, and the Galaxy S2 is still shown as “Coming Soon” on their site. I just called Telus customer retention, and they told me that they still do not have an official release date for the S2.
    Is this phone going to be available on October 28th or not? My blackberry just broke, and I need a replacement. I would love to get the Galaxy S2, but don’t want to wait much longer as my blackberry is dying a slow and painful death.

  • GL

    Look on page five of the “features” Iphone 4S is page one.

  • MOMO

    Seriously ROGERS! How long must we wait till the SGS2LTE comes out! My friend works in the phone testing department at Rogers….they gave him the LTE to test out 2 months ago…seriously though,how much friggin testing do you require on your network?!

  • don

    To see the phone/release date when at Telus’ site just click on “phones” and then look at the 5th slide. If you click on “smartphones” and then look at the galaxy s ii x it still shows as coming soon.

    Maybe the same department responsible for releasing a new model is the same one that updates their website! hehe

  • reb

    will it come in white?

  • D.Trudel

    I call BS … none of the telus sites I see have such a post and have been checking since the 20th and today is the 24th. Where did you see such a post for the 28th ?

  • GL

    Go to the phone page. On the top area there is a larger picture/ad section. It has 5 pages. Click on page 5…it is there.

  • D.Trudel

    K … my appologies … (removing foot from mouth ) … I see it now .. tyvm.