While most people can easily listen to their favorite radio channel on their phone as long as they have internet or wifi, it looks like Samsung also wants their users to enjoy some local radio stations in North America.
According to NextRadio, they are working with Samsung to enable FM chip on their future smartphones. That means owners of these future Samsung smartphones will get to listen to their local radio station without an internet connection. As long as the airwaves are in the area, you are good to go.
Not only is still useful when you just want to listen to some good old radio but it will also come in handy during crises when internet connections are no longer available.
Although NextRadio did not specifically say that the Samsung Galaxy S9 was going to come with the FM chip it would make sense that Samsung would want to offer this new feature on their 2018 flagship.
The new Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be announced next month at MWC 2018.