1. droidntn's Avatar
    Is it returning in the S8?
    03-14-2017 06:30 AM
  2. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I don't believe so. Haven't seen it in any of the leaked pictures. That's probably gone for good.
    03-14-2017 07:35 AM
  3. DominionRoofs's Avatar
    If it doesn't, I won't buy. Its huawei for now on. Have it on my Mate 9.It's such an actual useful and convenient feature, I'm hooked.
    03-14-2017 10:51 AM
  4. jeffhuypham's Avatar
    Nope. It's been gone, the S6 was the last to have it. Don't think they'll bring it back because not too many people use it. Kinda sucks because I like the IR blaster. Glad my V20 still has it.
    03-14-2017 01:12 PM
  5. ChetManley762's Avatar
    I have stuck with my Note 4 for this reason. I use the IR blaster everyday. It's great when you have kids who constantly lose TV remotes.

    I'd gladly give up the rarely used heart rate sensor to get the IR blaster back on the S8.
    03-14-2017 01:56 PM
  6. Sammuel1973's Avatar
    I read somewhere last week the IR blaster may come back as the leaks show an extra sensor, could be for the face recognition feature though. We won't know for sure until 2 wks.
    03-14-2017 03:08 PM
  7. DominionRoofs's Avatar
    Nope. It's been gone, the S6 was the last to have it. Don't think they'll bring it back because not too many people use it. Kinda sucks because I like the IR blaster. Glad my V20 still has it.
    No one uses it?? Hmm how the hell do you know.. Lol
    03-14-2017 04:33 PM
  8. tcdude's Avatar
    There is a rumor they may bring it back but I won't hold my breath. I also wish they would add fm radio 😀
    03-14-2017 06:32 PM
  9. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    No one uses it?? Hmm how the hell do you know.. Lol
    Majority of people didn't use it. That's why it was removed. It wasn't worth it. I actually used it, but I don't see it returning.
    03-14-2017 10:12 PM
  10. Retinella's Avatar
    It was a novelty feature. It isn't necessary anymore.
    03-14-2017 10:16 PM
  11. droidntn's Avatar
    It was a novelty feature. It isn't necessary anymore.
    Most of a phone, other than calling, might be considered a 'novelty feature'.
    I use my IR blaster every day.
    03-15-2017 12:06 PM
  12. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Most of a phone, other than calling, might be considered a 'novelty feature'.
    I use my IR blaster every day.
    Not really, you can base what's novelty off of what the majority of people use. Even though I used it, I knew it was a novelty feature.
    03-15-2017 12:37 PM
  13. jeffhuypham's Avatar
    No one uses it?? Hmm how the hell do you know.. Lol
    Samsung knows lol when you use the Peel smart remote app they could track how many people use it... Same reason why they removed the gesture features on the S4 (automatic eye scroll, air view, air gestures, etc. no one really used it). Also, it drives the total cost up higher for a device that's already too expensive.

    The only way they'll bring it back if the majority people bashes Samsung just like when they removed the SD card slot on the S6.
    03-15-2017 12:46 PM

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