Mon. Mar 18th, 2019

Samsung’s vision of tomorrow’s phones doesn’t include the headphone jack

Samsung’s vision of tomorrow’s phones doesn’t include the headphone jack

The Galaxy Fold was the most exciting announcement at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event by a long shot. While the new S10 and its variants look like top-tier phones, it was the Fold that captured everyone’s imagination. As Samsung CEO DJ Koh proudly declared at the event, the Fold “sets this industry on a new path.” And apparently, it’s a path that — unlike the rest of the phones Samsung announced today — doesn’t include a 3.5mm headphone jack.

It’s a sour note on what otherwise looks like a really interesting product. And if the Galaxy Fold is the future of Samsung’s smartphones, then it might be time for users to start saying goodbye to the beloved headphone jack.

Whether or not to include a headphone jack is a decision that’s painted a…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/2/20/18233832/samsung-galaxy-fold-no-headphone-jack-design-35-mm-folding-phone

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