The Korean website named “ETnews” has reported that Samsung is now planning to say goodbye to a standard headphone jack from its flagship smartphones sometime next year.
If you are just like us who like dongles and think wired headphones still having so many advantages as compared to wireless headphones, it’s indeed a bad news. Ever since a well-known and shining brand Apple bravely killed a standard headphone jack by omitting it in an iPhone 7 back in 2016. So many Chinese smartphone brands such as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo followed suit but not Samsung.
Rather, Samsung has hurled jabs at Apple and pointing out that Galaxy devices will still have that simple – yet useful feature.
Unfortunately, it might all be over somewhere in 2019 as a valid source “ETnews” has claimed that Samsung will remove a headphone jack after fall 2019 and ship a USB-C-to-3.5mm dongle with its devices.
Well, there is a good news – if everything turns out to be true, Samsung Galaxy S10 will be backed by a standard 3.5mm headphone audio jack.
Obviously, change and progress are unavoidable but we think a headphone jack has become any more obsolete in the in 2 years since Apple got rid of it. Undoubtedly, wireless headphones have gotten a little better but it’s deniable that a headphone jack is dead-simple, fail-proof way to connect numerous audio accessories to your smartphone.
There’s no single standard for headphones brands to switch to; latest Android phones typically equipped with a USB-C connector whereas Apple’s handsets boast a Lightning connector.
Making a long story short, for those who are having plentiful different gadgets, a headphone jack is a far better solution as compared to lugging a bunch of dongles around. Since the alternative, not giving a standard headphone jack, doesn’t have any tangible advantage for the end user. We are very hopeful that Samsung will stick with it for at least several years.