Monday, 18 June, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S9 And S9 Plus To Have Active FM Radio Chip

Future Samsung devices will come with an unlocked FM radio chip Samsung set to finally unlock FM chip in upcoming devices in US, Canada
Kayla Schwartz | 13 January, 2018, 01:48

Word has it that future Samsung smartphones will have a new feature: FM radio.

The beloved FM radio is getting a mobile revival with news that Samsung is teaming up with NextRadio to unlock the FM chips in new Samsung devices in the USA and Canada.

An unlocked chip and NextRadio's app allows you to listen to over-the-air FM broadcasts on your phone. Samsung joins LG, Motorola and Alcatel in taking this step to both meet consumer demand and to provide a lifeline in emergency situations. Connecting to radio directly through the FM chip will use less data and less phone battery. Now, however, NextRadio has confirmed that Samsung will be the latest manufacturer to unlock the chip in its upcoming smartphones, in partnership with them. Meanwhile, emergency information came via FM radio signals - which, in many cases, the victims couldn't access, because their chips were locked.

NextRadio was developed by TagStation, which uses its cloud services to provide radio connectivity to FM-enabled devices through a device's built-in tuner and the internet. 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.

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Several smartphones, including the iPhone, came with hardware which was capable of receiving FM radio signals, but was deactivated.

It's easy to forget that inside smartphones - modern marvels that they are - there's a radio, hidden behind all those high-tech bells and whistles.

The FCC previously asked Apple to unlock the radio chip in their smartphones, although Apple revealed that iPhones from the iPhone 7 onward do not actually have the hardware installed.

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