@Ehab How do you know for sure that it IS connected internally?
The fact that the FM radio is not enabled in some devices, does not mean that this is a decision of the manufacturer only.
Don't forget that when you produce something it has to meet the requirements of other participants in the market.
People above stated that Samsung had to enable FM radio on their devices for the US market.. Well, Nokia 8 is not on sale in the US market. Many vendors, operators and markets have their own requirements and politics and a manufacturer will have to stand with them.
Haven't you ever considered the possibility that the operators may require the FM disabled on certain high-end phones (just an example)?
And what about countries where you only have DAB? Shall customers whine there too?
Whenever I buy anything that is of importance to me, such as home, car, phone etc I get acquainted with its characteristics, features and capabilities. If I am Ok with them, then I acquire the goods. I am not in my right to buy a house without a garage and then require from the constructor to build one because others do have garages.
There are countries where Dual SIM devices cannot be sold either imported. In other countries, Google services are non-existent on Android phones...
A market is not made solely by manufacturers and end users. There are authorities, operators, vendors etc. Everyone plays its part in a product's shape, features and price.
I know some of you are missing the FM Radio desperately. Right now, I don’t have information on the FM Radio. I’ll see if I could get some info on that and will update you all when I can.
@Ritzar I love the comparison between buying a house and a phone :D. But I totally agree with your post. There are a lot of factors influencing the final product.
Thank you Laura,
Please get back to us with some info on this. Its there in lower models.
Please introduce it in Nokia 8. It'll make it a complete phone.
Personally having an FM radio in a phone isn't essential as even when I had a phone with it in I never used it so it was just sat there unused.
I hear and understand why people have no radio in the Nokia 8 and now the 7 plus but going forward this is not really a selling point due to the fact we can stream radio for free with a multitude of apps that does not require huge data. Radio is for cheap throwaway phones up to mid tier but there is no need for one on high end devices going forward.
user1507566776079 That's a really poor comparison, name one current phone that lacks a flash? As for the 1GB RAM argument, ever hear of Android Go so yes 1GB is enough. For me and many others FM Radio is nothing more than a backup for DAB radio and how many times are you ACTUALLY in an emergency situation that means you need an FM Radio anyway? So, to use a phrase from your post, Do not consider your needs as the logical path. This is not the case.
Jim Ireland is correct, the Nokia 8 is a flagship devices in the markets it's intended for, if you need FM Radio there are cheaper devices that have that FM Radio for all markets including emerging ones where connectivity is poor.
Please add FM radio in Nokia 8, this is very much needed.
Given this is constantly running i am guessing it is just the actual player that is missing rather than the FM radio being disabled.