Samsung Galaxy S II TV is an Android smartphone with built-in television receiver

Samsung Galaxy S II TV is an Android smartphone with built-in television receiver
Despite the name, the Samsung Galaxy S II TV has almost nothing to do with the company's former flagship device. It is a brand new Android smartphone that comes with a digital TV receiver and a built-in retractable antenna. With support for the ISDB-T broadcasting standard, the handset lets its user enjoy live television, displayed on the 4-inch, 800x480 pixel screen. Further specs include a 1GHz dual-core processor, main camera of 5 megapixels, 4GB of storage, microSD card slot, and a 1500mAh battery. Android 4.2.2 is included out of the box.

Clearly, the Samsung Galaxy S II TV is an interesting device despite its mid-range hardware specifications. Too bad that we might not lay our hands on it anytime soon as we're not expecting this device to be launched globally. Samsung is planning on marketing the Galaxy S II TV in Brazil where it will come in a dual-SIM flavor.


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39 Comments

32. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

these... comments... idiots... going on asif Samsung have never done it before... lookup the Samsung galaxy K, Samsung have done TV tuners in phones for quite a while, as have other companies, they aren't trying to be innovative here there're simply bringing the mobile phone with TV tuner to other markets, and you lot would complain about that...

31. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

So weird for samsung to made this S2 TV with a lower specs this reminds me of chinese unbranded name phones being sold in asia. Wish they could have made s2 a quadcore with a higher ram.

23. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Is this 2008 again? I had this on my Voyager. I used to watch ESPN at work when I was working for wireless advocates. I would watch Monday Night Football if I had to close. Customers would walk by and I would demo it to them. I sold so many Voyagers that way. We also had a demo LG Vu but it was kind of choppy.

22. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Cool! I remember my Nokia N96 has that feature too!

20. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I should wait the gs4 tv instead :)

26. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

You should wait until you're mature enough to use a phone

29. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

You and WendyGarret, are you related?

34. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Nope, I am not on this website as much as she is (I think).

19. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

I live in Brasil and WE DON´T NEED IT !!! Why do you thing we´re in the jungle ??? I´m using Tivizen for digital TV, and for the rest ... web. No use, ugly design, poor camera...put it in other countries ! I´d loved a S4 Snapdragon with this plus.

16. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

since samsung is fvcking rich, they can produce anything that they could think off. ,galaxy ace , galaxy mini, galaxy ace mini, galaxy y, y duos, galaxy s4 ,s4 mini, s4 zoom , s4 active , s4 inactive, s4 boob, mega 6.8 , supermega 7.2, superhyperdeltamega 8.0 , this flip phone, a slider, a candybar, an actual candy, a dildo running jellybean 4.2.2 , a watch, a bracelet, a billboard etc

17. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

LMAO!

18. Tcool unregistered

What does LMAO mean?

24. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

it means laugh my ass off

35. Tcool unregistered

Oh could be lick my ass off. LOL!

15. uchihakurtz

Posts: 429; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

If Samsung keeps tarnishing the S Series it'll lose that special feeling of owning one. They should make another Galaxy name meant for things like this. Or even better, a new U Series meant for flagship. Remember how cool and beautiful the U900 sliding phone was?

13. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

Had this on my sanzhai phone! :D Was the best feature ever.

12. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

nice to see that some brands not only focus on CAMERA department.....

8. Tcool unregistered

What a desperate move....

9. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Nope, they call it INNOVATION! ....from CHINA! :D

14. Tcool unregistered

I have seen lots of China phone with TV receiver and dual SIM slots long time ago. Even in other Asian countries, they make mobile phones for local market with TV receiver and dual SIM slots. Nothing new about that. I call it copying. :D

37. willard12 unregistered

Phones that made calls and sent texts were out years ago too. Maybe you think all the phones that come today with these features are copying also. Either way, remember this when you see a phone with a fingerprint scanner as the Atrix did it 3 years ago.

33. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

You know that Korean phones in Korea have had tv receivers for years, right?

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Aren't most Korean or Japanese flagships pack a TV antenna?

25. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Dmb is only available in korea

38. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

The technology used is called 1seg or OneSeg. Japan had the ability to watch TV on their phones since 2006. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OneSeg

4. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Ha - this thing is hideous.

3. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

You guys laugh at it now, but you have no idea how it's useful for some people.

6. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Yeah now Samsung is copying CHINA PHONES!

11. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Phones with TV are out years ago!

39. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Not in the country where I live. People who can't afford even the low-range Android phones opts for China-made phones with tv receivers. In here, a large percent of households still use analog TVs watching free channels. And it's pretty useful for them watching TV while stuck in traffic.

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