Unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ finally receive FM radio support in the U.S.

Unlocked Galaxy S9 and S9+ finally receive FM radio support in the U.S.
When Samsung released the Galaxy S9 line earlier this year in the US, it was revealed that only the carrier variants of the smartphones supported FM radio, with Samsung later clarifying that it had mistakenly not activated the chips inside of the unlocked US models.

Along with the clarification, the South Korean giant promised future access to FM radio in a future update and, despite the long wait, the new software is finally arriving on the Snapdragon 845-powered devices as part of the first update since release. The update itself weighs in at a hefty 696.28MB, with the software now going by version G960U1UES2ARF4. However, as with most smartphones these days, owners of either device will need to plug in a pair of headphones in order to take advantage of the FM radio capabilities – the headphones act as the antenna.

In addition to the new FM radio support, the update also acts as the first quarterly security update for Samsung’s flagship duo. This means both smartphones will now boast the June 1st, 2018 Android security patch which has been bundled with various unspecified bug fixes.

As usual, Samsung’s latest software is rolling out OTA, meaning certain users may have to wait slightly longer to receive the update. Nevertheless, those who are eager to install the software and don’t wish to wait for the notification can check under the Software Update section within the Settings menu to see if it’s available.

source: Reddit via: SamMobile

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Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(35h talk time)
Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(31h talk time)

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