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Samsung partners with NextRadio to unlock FM radio chip in upcoming phones

13 January, 2018, 01:54 | Author: Janis Wilson
  • Future Samsung devices will come with an unlocked FM radio chip

NextRadio has announced that Samsung is the latest device OEM to expand its support for NextRadio by unlocking the FM chip in its upcoming smartphone models in the United States and Canada. This means you'll be able to listen to FM radio on your Samsung smartphone. Samsung will continue its support for NextRadio by enabling the FM chip in latest smartphone models in the USA and Canada. Samsung is joining LG, Motorola, and Alcatel in this move, and there is a lot of logic behind it.

Users were already able to stream radio stations through services like iHeartRadio and Pandora. Aside from the nostalgia factor, FM radio broadcasts can be life-saving, especially in emergency situations when information is transmitted via radio waves.

Several smartphones, including all iPhone models before the iPhone 7, come with hardware capable of receiving FM radio signals, but this hardware is usually deactivated. If cellular coverage is unavailable or congested, the FM chip can provide important information from a local radio station.

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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. This uses less data and battery power than connecting to radio apps, though of course, there's less control over what you listen to.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus will come with an active FM chip in the USA and Canada, Samsung has teamed up with NextRadio. FM mechanisms in smartphones commonly use the headphone wire as the FM antenna, to the extent that they won't function without the headphones plugged in.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai a year ago asked Apple to activate the FM radio chips installed in their phones in the interest of public safety.

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