Samsung release Galaxy S9 and S9+ earlier this year in the global market but smartphones supported FM radio only the carrier variants with Samsung later clarifying that it had mistakenly not activated the chips inside of the unlocked US models. Samsung’s upcoming phones this year to activate the FM radio chips on its upcoming smartphones in the United States and Canada.
Now the first update of powered by Snapdragon 845 is getting FM Radio update of US version. Its team confirmed the issue with Samsung and the company said that it would add support in the first update that it releases for the unlocked model. The update itself weighs in at a hefty 696.28MB, with the software now going by version G960U1UES2ARF4. Those who have already received the ARF4 update on the unlocked Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the United States will now be able to listen to FM radio through NextRadio. They should have no problems anymore in accessing this feature. Users will need to plug in their headphones for the antenna, though. As it turns out, US unlocked Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ owners also drew the short end of the stick with firmware updates as well.
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. the Software Update section within the Settings menu to see if it’s available.