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When it comes to the headphone jack, a majority of users prefer to have it on their smartphones, while almost every one of the major manufacturers has gotten rid of it.


Up until now, Samsung was one of the last manufacturers that had supported the headphone jack even in its flagship smartphones, however, according to information published on Android Police, the Galaxy Note 10 will finally be that device which will mark Samsung's move to the Dark Side!


If the report is to be believed, then not only will the Galaxy Note 10 lack a smartphone jack, it will remove all physical buttons on the device altogether, including the volume buttons and even the Bixby button. They will apparently be replaced by capacitive touch buttons, but it's likely just an imaginative rumor.


I am not sure about whether they will remove the physical buttons, but at this point, it's almost a guaranteed fact that the Note 10 won't have a 3.5mm port, since Samsung has already started to launch smartphones and tablets without the headphone jack in 2019. The galaxy A80, the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Tab S5e being prime examples.


While everyone keeps saying that ditching the headphone jack allows for bigger batteries and slimmer devices, I will never understand people's obsession with slimmer devices!


It's not like I prefer a fat, ugly smartphone over a slim and beautiful one, but at this point, you have to ask how much slim is too slim? I mean if a bigger battery and a headphone jack can be incorporated in a device that's slightly thicker than what it would be without the headphone jack, does it really matter? Is our superficial nature leading us to sacrifice common sense and practicality over irrelevant "slimness?"


It is understandable when Apple users support it, because they don't know better to be honest, and there is no competition that you can switch over to. if you are already invested in the iOS ecosystem. In case of Android users and manufacturers though, it is something to think about for sure. Let us know in the comments what you think!


Saikat Kar


 


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The Galaxy Note 10 will be officially launched on August 7, 2019, which is at this point, just over a month away. In case you are wondering, this is not a leak, but official news confirmed by Samsung. If you have any doubts regarding what the Unpacked event will be unpacking, just look at that giant S-Pen on top of the camera lens!


The event is scheduled to be held in Brooklyn, New York on August 7, and media invitations from Samsung has confirmed the date beyond doubt. Are you looking forward to the Galaxy Note 10? Are you put off by the fact that it won't have a micro-SD card slot or a headphone jack? Do you expect the phones to sport higher refresh rate display panels and 4,500+mAh batteries? Let us know in the comments!


Saikat


 


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