Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Future Samsung Phones Will Come with FM Radio

Future Samsung Phones Will Come with FM Radio Future Samsung Phones Will Come with FM Radio
Sherri Watson | 12 January, 2018, 16:06

Samsung is teaming up with the NextRadio app to enable FM radio on its future Galaxy smartphones.

The company was (wrongly) accused of blocking the FM radio chips in iPhone handsets, but was quick to point out the iPhone 7, iPhone 8 don't even have them.

An unlocked chip and NextRadio's app allows you to listen to over-the-air FM broadcasts on your phone.

Future Samsung phones will have a feature that many iPhone users can no longer access: FM radio. We're still hoping smartphone manufacturers like Apple, HTC, Motorola and Xiaomi will ultimately realize they're making a mistake leaving the archaic but useful headphone jack behind, while Samsung is now officially joining an FM radio-reviving movement. The "feature" will be available to Samsung users in the U.S. and Canada.

Tagstation said that it believes the move could ultimately help you use less battery and data by not relying on streaming services to access FM radio stations. The company will start mass production of the world's first 512GB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS), implying that the next-gen smartphones will be able to offer double the storage, of what it could previous year.

Samsung should be lauded for taking this important step, They are providing their customers a more engaging, immersive radio experience and, as importantly, a means to connect with life-saving information in emergencies. He noted that access to FM radio aided those affected by recent natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Houston and the Florida coast.

The majority of smartphones sold in this country contain FM chips, Pai pointed out.

Most smartphones ship with FM chips, but they are usually not enabled for various reasons. Unfortunately, that probably means the decision doesn't apply retroactively, so numerous smartphones that are now available in the United States will not have their FM Radio chips enabled.