Samsung explains why the Note 10 doesn’t have a headphone jack
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The writing’s on the wall. Heck, it’s been on the wall for eight months: Samsung is done including a headphone jack in its flagship smartphones, meaning they’re not going to work with your legacy audio devices unless you carry a USB-C dongle.
The evidence: today’s just-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t include the 3.5mm socket, even though it’s the phone that would have been most likely to keep it around. That’s partly because the Note’s size means more space to fit that jack, and partly because the Note has always been Samsung’s “everything phone” — a phone for people who want all the hot new features instead of having to choose.
So why is Samsung finally ditching the headphone jack after…