Asus Zenfone Go TV Android Smartphone Includes a DVB-T2 & ISDB-T TV Tuner

Asus has introduced Zenfone Go TV Android 5.1 mid-range smartphone that only stands out thanks to its built-in digital TV tuner supporting DVB-T2 and ISDB-T standards letting you watch terrestrial digital TV on the go without needing Internet connection.

Asus Zenfone Go TV (ZB551KL) specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) quad core Cortex A7 processor @  1.4GHz with  Adreno 305 GPU
  • System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3
  • Storage – 16GB/32GB eMMC Flash, MicroSD card slot up to 64 GB
  • Display – 5.5″ TFT display with capacitive touch panel; 1280×720 resolution, Gorilla Glass 3; 450nits brightness
  • Tuner – SONY SMT-EW100 Digital TV (DTV) tuner supporting  DVB-T, DVB-T2, DVB-T2 Lite, ISDB-T, ISDB-Tmm
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n WiFi; Bluetooth V4.0+EDR +A2DP; GPS, GLONASS, AGPS & BDS
  • Cellular Connectivity
    • Dual Micro SIM card with Sual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) support
    • Network Standard – WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE
    • Data Rate – LTE Cat4 – UL 50 / DL 150 Mbps
    • 2G – GSM: 850MHz/900MHz/1800MHz/1900MHz/850(5)/900(8)/1800(3)/1900(2)
    • 3G
      • UMTS: 850MHz(5)/900MHz(8)/1900MHz(2) /2100MHz(1);
      • WCDMA :(WW/IN version) 850MHz(5)/900MHz(8)/1900MHz(2) /2100MHz(1)
      • WCDMA :(TW/JP version) 850MHz(5)/850MHz(6)/850MHz(19)/900MHz(8)/1900MHz(2) /2100MHz(1)
      • TD-LTE : (TW/JP version) 2600MHz(38)
      • TD-LTE : (IN version only) 2600MHz(38)/1900MHz(39)/2300MHz(40)/2600MHz(41)
    • 4G
      • FDD-LTE: (WW version) 2100MHz(1)/1900MHz(2)/1800MHz(3)/850MHz(5)/2600MHz(7)/900MHz(8)/800MHz(20)
      • FDD-LTE: (TW/JP version) 2100MHz(1)/1800MHz(3)/850MHz(5)/850MHz(6)/2600MHz(7)/900MHz(8)/1800MHz(9)/800MHz(18)/850MHz(19)/700MHz(28)
      • FDD-LTE: (IN version only) 2100MHz(1)/1800MHz(3)/850MHz(5)
  • Camera – 8 or 13MP rear camera with auto-focus and dual-tone flash; 5MP front-facing camera
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, built-in speaker and microphone
  • USB – 1x micro USB 2.0 port
  • Sensors – Accelerator/Ambient Light Sensor/Hall Sensor
  • Battery – 3,010 mAh
  • Dimensions – 151 x 76.9 x 10.7 mm
  • Weight – 160 grams with battery

The smartphone runs Android 5.1 with ASUS ZenUI “skin”, and ships with the battery, a power adapter, a USB sync cable, and a 3.5mm wired headset with microphone.

Android_Smartphone_DVB-T2The tuner makes it suitable for ASEAN & Middle East, Europe, Africa,  South America, Taiwan, and Japan, all countries that broadcast using DVB-T/T2, or ISDB-T. I’d assume you’d have to be relatively close to the broadcasting station for it to work, and/or that it might not work everywhere you go.

Asus Zenfone Go TV smartphone  sells for 5490 NT$ ($169) in Taiwan, and 5,990 Baht inc. VAT ($170) in Thailand.

Via Liliputing

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