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The 3.5mm audio jack may not make it to the Samsung Galaxy S8

8 December, 2016 Samsung


According to a recent report, the Galaxy S8 will not feature the well loved 3.5mm audio jack. It will instead, sport a single USB Type-C port with audio transmitting capabilities. This will basically mean two things; all your current headphones will become incompatible and you won't be able to use even your compatible headphones while charging. One can argue that a converter/adapter can make the "old" 3.5mm headphones useable on the Galaxy S8, but the audio quality from what we have experienced so far, doesn't remain the same.


It was hardly a few months ago that Justin Denison (Marketing VP, Samsung) mocked Apple's decision to remove the headphone jack, while introducing the Galaxy Note 7.


"Want to know what else it comes with?"
"An audio jack. I'm just saying,"


If they really go through with the decision, one cannot help but feel that even after the joke and all, Samsung is indeed going to do tomorrow what Apple did yesterday. Take note though, that LeEco moved on to Lossless Digital Audio even before Apple did it with the iPhone 7 and so did some of the Lenovo Moto phones. Personally, I would hate to see the headphone jack go, what about you?


Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)

 


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