In 2016, we saw companies like Apple, HTC, and Motorola dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack for sleeker smartphone designs. Now it appears, Samsung too is planning to ditch the classic 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a thinner design. According to a report from SamMobile, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 will get rid of the classic 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a wireless design. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is also like to ship along with a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
The now-discontinued Galaxy Note7 was the first Samsung smartphone with USB-C, and it only makes sense it Samsung S8 would continue the trend.
Weighing Samsung Galaxy S8 Rumors
Way back in September, a rumor claimed that Samsung Galaxy S8 could possibly ditch the headphone jack. It also claimed that Samsung was working on its own proprietary port to replace it.
Today’s report confirms that Samsung will ditch the headphone jack. However, we don’t know for sure if Samsung will create its own proprietary port. A separate report from SamMobile confirms the Samsung S8 will also feature a USB Type C-port.
Like every other phone maker on the market, Samsung too is looking to milk from the ‘no headphone jack’ trend. By ditching the headphone jack, Samsung Galaxy S8 will be able to improve its technology.
The removal of the headphone jack follows Apple’s controversial move. Back in September, Apple removed the headphone jack from its flagship iPhone 7. Android manufacturers are also contemplating the removal of the Home Button.
Rumors suggest the Samsung S8 will have 2K 2560×1440 screen resolution. It will keep its AMOLED display, however, it will switch from the PenTile layout to improve the overall sharpness. Samsung is also expected to embed an optical fingerprint sensor into the device’s display.
It’s hard to tell whether or not we’re looking at just rumors. Let’s wait until February 2017 when Samsung launches Samsung Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.