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The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G's retro looks (pictures)

With its old-school telescopic antenna, the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G tunes into local TV stations.

Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett is a former senior writer for the home and outdoor section at CNET.
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4G and an aerial

Metro PCS hopes that the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G's appeal other than its LTE connection will be its Dyle TV service support.
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USB and volume control

On the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G's left side are its Micro-USB port and small volume controls.
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A hidden antenna

Hidden on the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G's top edge are its thin retractable antenna and 3.5mm headphone jack.
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A hobbled HDMI

Sadly, the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G's HDMI port is blocked from outputting Dyle TV to HDTVs.
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A well-designed back

Despite using an older design, the Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G has a well-crafted back plate that feels sturdy and offers a sure grip.
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What's old is new

No, your eyes do not deceive. The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G sports a retractable antenna to tune in to digital TV broadcasts.
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An admirable camera

The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G's 8-megapixel camera takes pleasing pictures and is fast enough to perform under low light.

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