Samsung Will Reportedly Unlock FM Chip in Future Smartphones

Samsung Will Reportedly Unlock FM Chip in Future Smartphones

Unlocking a phone's FM capabilities could help alleviate that issue. We can not forget that a radio is hidden behind in all technicalities in phones.

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.

Following in LG, Motorola and Alcatel's footsteps, the world's largest mobile device vendor wants to support NextRadio's initiative by unlocking the FM chip in "upcoming smartphone models in the USA and Canada".

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There are a virtually endless number of ways to listen to music these days. Every single way of listening music has its own charm. The same company has now teamed up with Samsung which means that the Korean giant's upcoming smartphones in the USA will have their FM chip enabled.

NextRadio highlighted the importance of FM radio in areas damaged by natural calamities which wipes of the power of cell towers.

In its announcement today, NextRadio rightly pointed out that access to FM radio is essential in some areas. 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. To check if your device is one of them, simply download the "NextRadio Free Live FM Radio" app from the Google Play Store. According to an official statement, Samsung is the newest smartphone maker that supports NextRadio by unlocking the FM Radio chip in all the upcoming mobile phones in the United States and Canada.

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