Galaxy S2 TVMid-level smartphone with built-in ISDB-T TV receiver and antenna

Smartphones with built-in TV receivers are commonly found in parts of Asia, but now Samsung is bringing this technology to Brazil in a new device, the Galaxy S2 TV. Somewhat confusingly named, the S2 TV doesn't share much, if anything in common with the regular Galaxy S2. The design is completely different, as is the internal hardware — the S2 TV has a 4.0-inch WVGA LCD display and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU, and has 4GB of storage and a 5-megapixel camera. It's also running Samsung's latest TouchWiz UI atop Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Of course, it's the ISDB-T TV support that sets this handset apart from most others, and there's an extendable antenna found on the bottom right corner of the Galaxy S2 TV.  You'll need to live somewhere where this TV standard is used to make the most of the S2 TV's headline feature, however, and that excludes anywhere outside of South America and a few countries in the Far East.

Source: Android Beat, Samsung Brazil

 

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Samsung Galaxy S2 TV arrives in Brazil

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I'm ready for the rest of us in the world to have ota tv reception on our phones. How about it, Samsung?

Obviously a good idea based on the specific market, but why name is SII? I swaer that the guys in charge of naming these products have no creativity whatsoever! I could understand if it had some connection to the SII but there isn't!

The original Galaxy S released here in Brazil has ISDB-T TV support. And many other models from Samsung since then have this difference compared to US/international versions.

I'd love to have something like this in the States but seeing as how we can't even get our cable providers to let us stream our subscription it'll probably never happen. I doubt anyone would want one that just had access to your local channels.

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While its nice not to have to carry multiple devices, I have learned that my phone drains enough with my web surfing, texting and occasional phone call.

I stopped using the GPS/Navigation on my phone. Even when pluggin in while driving, it drains the battery and the phone gets HOT. I purchased a standalone unit and carry it when needed.

I will use my phone to stream music or to play music from my library.

But to watch TV? I can just imagine that draining the battery after 30-45 minutes of the screen being on!