Anonymous, 26 Feb 2015Uhm. Cause Data Plans are limited in most countries? And there is no 3G or even EDGE everywhere!Depends
I went to Germany and UK... 3G are everywhere but inside the building a bit worst..
In Malaysia the coverage seems wider even inside the Tube but only cover populated areas. Malaysia not populated as UK
Stop making stupid excuses guys : "Vital broadcasting information" LOL.
Like i would waste a phone's battery listening to radio all day long in that case, then no more battery to make a simple call the day after if i can't recharge? Better grab a simple FM radio which will last weeks with 2 simple AA Batteries like before and preserve phone's battery in that very case... If you have known that time (guess NOT).
Now, FM radio will be in S6 if Samsung noticed majority of people use it, ask for it or got room for it among its sensors/architecture.
Else, you can skip S6 like you all did for S5 i hope.
As it was pointed, "smartphones" are used with data connection, it's not the problem of a manufacturer if your network goes down or you don't have enough data monthly, or even if war just starts. Why buy a 500$+ smartphone if you don't have at least 1gb of data monthly ?
And why waste 500$+ in such a luxury if you live in "such" countries ?
See my link, 3$ a simple FM radio which will last far longer than any smartphone instead of crying for 500 pages of comments.
MissB, 26 Feb 2015No LTE phones have FM radio. Is not supportedare you sure? read Xperia Z4 and HTC M9 specs
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2015Uhm. Cause Data Plans are limited in most countries? And there is no 3G or even EDGE everywhere!Guys, got a solution for you all :
Suraj84, 26 Feb 2015FM Radio is an outdated technique. No need and use for it on a phone. There are plenty alterna... moreUhm. Cause Data Plans are limited in most countries? And there is no 3G or even EDGE everywhere!
really 2600 mah,cheaper blu studio energy have 5000 mah
MissB, 26 Feb 2015No LTE phones have FM radio. Is not supportedNot that i want specially this feature on S6, but how can you affirm that ?
I know 3 phones (in front of me) supporting both LTE and FM Radio :
LG G3, Lenovo Sisley, ZTE Blade S6.
Guys the specifications that are here on gsmarena are not correct. They are all rumours. When the phone comes out then there specifications will be updated.
xHannibal Lecter, 26 Feb 2015Htc and Samsung really fked up this time with both m9 and s6....Couldnt agree more...
M9 and S6....
After a year?
More dissapointing than m8 and s5 were
jeff, 26 Feb 2015good no radio good to see not wasting time on useless stuff 99 5dontn useU can download a radio app ;) it's not a problem :))
No expressions of hatred based on race/ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, and religion
No SPAM, no commercial advertising, no referal programs of any kind ???
Does annyone know how long it will take after the announcment for me to be able to order it from U.S. T-mobile?
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2015If the network goes down in an emergency FM radio can still broadcast vital information.
... moreValid point. But still, this is a luxury item. Not a necessity. It's not life dependent. Plenty of people without a smartphone who still have entertainment and get access to vital information.
Bottom line, don't like the specs, don't buy. It's not the developer's problem you need a specific technique on your phone, just because u want to be dependent on it.
great news i saw samsung s6 price on telecom website in netherlands is 27 euros only per month! (or 35 euros per month if you wanna have 1gb internet,300 min for conservations and 150 sms messages)!
Suraj84, 26 Feb 2015FM Radio is an outdated technique. No need and use for it on a phone. There are plenty alterna... moreIf the network goes down in an emergency FM radio can still broadcast vital information.
Also remember some countries have appalling bandwidth and some countries have expensive data plans..FM radio gives these folk free entertainment,news and vital information independent of data costs and no network signal. This is subject to the headphones being attached to use as antenna and also Sammy phones have FM recording since D900i.