Samsung is set to remove headphone jack on its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S8. Following the footsteps of the rival company Apple, the South Korean tech company might also be ditching the headphone jack on its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Will Ditch Headphone Jack
According to SamMobile, Samsung is prepping the release of its flashy new flagship device – but without the standard audio port. Instead, the headset will feature a USB Type-C port that will allow for charging and listening to music – but not both at the same time.
We can exclusively confirm that Samsung is going to remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from the Galaxy S8. This means that all of your existing headphones will not be compatible with the upcoming flagship unless you use a USB Type-C adapter as the Galaxy S8 will feature a USB Type-C port. This also means that you won’t be able to plug in the Galaxy S8 and use wired headphones at the same time.
More On Samsung Galaxy S8
Removing the 3.5mm headphone jack will enable Samsung to make the Galaxy S8 thinner. According to reports, the smartphone will have more space inside and will have a bigger battery. Samsung Galaxy S8 may also have stereo speakers to improve the external audio quality. This will be possible with a collaboration with Harman, a company that Samsung is acquiring for $8 billion. Perhaps the company will try to convince customers that this is a trade worth making.
Following the debacle with the exploding Note 7, the South Korean titan needs to make it count with its next major smartphone release, as per TNW. Among other things, the S8 is rumored to feature a revamped AI assistant as well as a pressure-sensitive screen panel – but maybe not a home button.