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

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oh no, what have they done to you, S2? You're supposed to be a squarish elegant phone, not a rounded egg shaped phone with a spaghetti sticking out.

21. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The 2011 galaxy s2 for me is the best handset Samsung has released. I can't believe they made an ugly s2 variant like this, what an ugly soap

28. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Hey PA why did you remove my comment?? I'm proud to have a China Phone and I'm telling you once again it's more PREMIUM than the Samsung phones! What is wrong with that??

2. MartianMe unregistered

Oh..............My,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,GOD...........S​amsung ..........really? HAHAHAHHAHAHAA.....

30. solomonsteve

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

i mean seriously ????????????? OMG OMG OMG

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.

36. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Its alright if enough people want such a phone. However, Samsung could have put more effort into designing the phone. The phone is not really a beauty.

4. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Ha - this thing is hideous.

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

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?

12. mariosuneo4

Posts: 75; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

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

13. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

15. uchihakurtz

Posts: 428; 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?

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!

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.

20. TwentyWendy

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

I should wait the gs4 tv instead :)

26. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

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

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