Samsung Unveils The Galaxy S II TV In Brazil With Support For ISDB-T Channels


No, there isn’t an error in that headline — Samsung really is producing Galaxy S II variants still. But the Galaxy S II TV, which has been unveiled in Brazil today, shares little resemblance with its siblings. It’s smaller, it’s slower, and its camera isn’t as good, but it does have dual-SIM support and a telescopic antenna that picks up local television channels.The Galaxy S II TV has a 4-inch WVGA display with a 480×800 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera on its back, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s latest version of TouchWiz.

In many ways, the Galaxy S II TV looks like a bit of a step back from the original Galaxy S II, which had a larger 4.3-inch display, a better 8-megapixel camera, and a faster 1.2GHz dual-core processor. But the Galaxy S II TV has other features that its predecessors don’t have.

As well as support for two SIM cards, it has a built-in ISDB-T receiver that allows users to pick up local TV channels — there’s even a telescopic antenna that pulls out of its bottom corner for improving reception.

Given that the handset only supports ISDB-T signals, we’re almost certain it won’t appear in the U.S. or Europe. But it could make its way to other South American countries where ISDB-T signals are used.