Posted April 17, 2013 by Ramandeep Singh in Gadgets

Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Missing FM-Radio Tuner, Here is the reason

This is a absolute bottom line that every latest flagship device doesn’t come with advantages targeted for each segment of the consumers, but they generally address the limited audience. Samsung’s 2013 flagship, comes with hardware upgrade over nearest rival, Samsung Galaxy S3 which launched in 2012. We have seen the traditional FM Radio on even lower-end basic mobile phones like Nokia 1100. Major segment of the users find the FM Radio on mobile phone useful, and those people can listen to the unlimited songs on the Radio. But many are disappointed after hearing the news that, Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 lacks the FM Radio, and come with ‘No FM Radio’. Why Galaxy S4 Missing FM-Radio Support?

Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 Missing FM Radio Tuner, Here is the reason

The ways for Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 are not going to smooth, and now after the device finally starting reaching the hands of consumers, they are obviously disappointed after they got to see the fact that their new device is missing FM Radio. Those who are familiar with the PCB/ motherboard of mobile phones that FM is a small chip which comes with Multiple Trim and FM-tuner gets placed on the board. Samsung could not abolish the FM Radio support, but they don’t think they’ve done something wrong. Russian website, hi-tech.mail.ru reached the Samsung Russia, and received the following official response,

Our studies show a trend shift of interest to digital broadcasting – namely, the focus on listening to music content on social networks or on the channel YouTube. The flagship model of our devices targeted at customers who use digital content, which use modern formats and channels of information consumption.

We recognize the fact that most of the users (even me) haven’t used FM Radio on my personal Android device for a while, and some have just not used it ever. If we consider this fact, then we also get to know that over 40% people have reported as ‘Yes! We use FM Radio’. Hence, for Samsung, this is exceedingly large crowd which they decided to ignore. Samsung’s aforementioned statement seems trivial since this can impose a negative impact on the overall sales of Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500, as the number of potential buyers will assess the ‘Missing FM Radio’ and this will force them to switch to rivals, including Samsung’s own Galaxy S3 i9300, Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, and more flagship devices. We know Apple never included the FM Radio thing in their smartphones, but Samsung did it for the first time. Let’s see how it goes.

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