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Samsung Lightray 4G for MetroPCS leaked, complete with TV antenna

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Information about the Samsung Lightray 4G has leaked out, revealing old specs and TV receiving capabilities. It could be a sign that the device will soon be launched on MetroPCS.

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Back in January at CES, we got a chance to look at a then-unnamed device for MetroPCS that featured Dyle Mobile TV. Today, as PCMag notes, Dyle briefly provided the name for said device on a FAQ page: the Samsung Lightray 4G. The phone is quite similar to the industrial design of the original Droid Charge, but the key difference is that it supports receiving OTA broadcasts without using data thanks to its old-school antenna and an Android app to go with it. Dyle TV has directly partnered with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and others — but it will offer other local programming via "a full scan of channels that are available over the air."

More specs were leaked on Android Forums, revealing a phone that has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera, HDMI-out, and a reported 1,550mAh battery. If the similarities to the Droid Charge are borne out, the Lightray 4G won't be an especially powerful device by current standards, but that will be the price you pay for live TV. Dyle Mobile TV has since removed the reference to the Lightray 4G on its FAQ page, but it could be a sign that the device will soon be launched on MetroPCS. After Qualcomm's failed attempt at TV on smartphones with FLO, it will be interesting to see if Dyle will fare any better.