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[Poll Results!] Do you think Samsung made a mistake by removing the IR blaster from flagship devices?

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Last updated: April 17th, 2020 at 14:47 UTC+01:00

Samsung took a lot of flak for removing the IR blaster from the Galaxy Note 5 and it wasn’t surprising when we found out that the IR blaster was not going to be present on the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge as well. The infrared sensor had been present on all of Samsung’s flagship handsets for a few years now so fans felt somewhat betrayed that it was unceremoniously removed from the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+. We found out through one of our polls that it’s a feature that many people use all the time which is why they were upset. The Galaxy Note 7 is out now and it also doesn’t feature an IR blaster. Do you factor that in when making your decision to spend money on the new flagship? Do you think Samsung made a mistake by removing the IR blaster from its flagship handsets? Vote below and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Poll results: Unsurprisingly, 76 percent of you believe that Samsung made a mistake by removing the IR blaster from its flagship devices. 18 percent couldn’t care less because they never used it anyway while 5 percent are of the view that there’s no need for an IR blaster as Wi-Fi works just as well with supported TVs.

Do you think Samsung made a mistake by removing the IR blaster from flagship devices?
  • Yes, even Samsung's new SUHD TV lineup still uses IR 38%, 2956 votes
    2956 votes 38%
    2956 votes - 38% of all votes
  • Yes, even Samsung's new SUHD TV lineup still uses IR 38%, 2956 votes
    2956 votes 38%
    2956 votes - 38% of all votes
  • Doesn't matter, never used it anyway. 9%, 710 votes
    710 votes 9%
    710 votes - 9% of all votes
  • Doesn't matter, never used it anyway. 9%, 710 votes
    710 votes 9%
    710 votes - 9% of all votes
  • No, Wi-Fi works just as well with supported TVs 3%, 207 votes
    207 votes 3%
    207 votes - 3% of all votes
  • No, Wi-Fi works just as well with supported TVs 3%, 207 votes
    207 votes 3%
    207 votes - 3% of all votes
Total Votes: 7746
9 August 2016
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