The television world is changing fast, gone are the days that we dreamed of being able to get the cable subscription. In fact, you want is some free-to-air network TV. Samsung has a phone for you Galaxy J2 DTV, but what make the phone so different? Well, it has a unique digital TV tuner.
Samsung has finally joined the brands that offer digital TV smartphones with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy J2 DTV. Aside from built-in Digital TV tuner and antenna, it’s basically same as the Galaxy J2. The Galaxy J2 DTV, as it’s known only for the Philippines, we don’t expect this device to make it out in other regions.
Galaxy J2 DTV is actually the first handset from the Samsung that features a Digital TV tuner. It enables users in the Philippines to watch broadcast television wherever they might be.
Talking about the specifications of the device, it features the same specs as that of Galaxy J2 (2016). Other features of the device include 4.7 inches Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 540X960 pixels, 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage (expandable up to 128GB microSD) and Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system.
It has a quad-core Samsung Exynos 3472 chipset clubbed at 1.3GHz and a 2400mAH battery, and hence you might charge it quite often if you are going to watch it to the TV. The Samsung Galaxy J2 DTV is equipped with 5-megapixel Autofocus rear camera and 2 Megapixel front camera. It does have all the essential connectivity features like Bluetooth, WiFi and GPPS.
It is reported that the internet service is very poor in Philippines and hence streaming services like NetFlix, Hulu, etc. won’t work extended to. So having a Digital TV tuner on board makes a lot of sense if you want to watch TV.
Unfortunately, this device is only being sold in the Philippines, and is being sold at 6,990 pesos or around $150. If you are thinking of importing one as a spare portable TV, it should be noted that the Philippines uses different broadcasting standard and hence it may not work outside.