Samsung to Follow in Apple’s Footsteps by Ditching Headphone Jack

December 8, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We have already heard rumors about Samsung ditching the 3.5mm jack in its upcoming Galaxy S8 flagship. Most of us might have wished those to remain only as rumors, but it now seems that those are turning out to be more than just rumors.

According to SamMobile, the South Korean giant indeed appears to be following the footsteps of Apple by making the bold move of axing the 3.5mm headset jack from its flagship device, the Galaxy S8. It’s fair to say that the trend has been initiated by the Android devices that measured less than 5mm in thickness.

However, it was Apple that brought the trend to mainstream devices, and now they are having a companion in the form of Samsung. But unlike Apple, who called for wireless audio devices as the replacement for the 3.5mm jacks, Samsung is planning to boost its audio output by means of USB Type-C connectors that will be included in the new flagship.


Samsung has already introduced the Type-C ports for the ill-fated Note 7 devices, and they will be carrying it forward with the Galaxy S8 device to offer high quality audio alongside. Besides, Samsung will also be upping the audio quality of the in-built speakers by adding stereo quality.

That’s not the only feature with which Samsung will mimic its rivals. The Galaxy S8 is also said to be having its physical home button removed in lieu of glass-embedded fingerprint sensors. Apple’s iPhone 8 is already said to have roped in the same feature, and it will be experimenting the new virtual home button with the upcoming iPad according to reports.

Reports also say that Galaxy S8, which will feature 2K AMOLED display, will retain the resolution. But alongside, it will have a PenTile layout introduced to improve the sharpness of the display, eventually helping it to vamp up the VR experience. The Galaxy S8 device is also said to be arriving with bigger specs and personalized AI assistant to restore the flagship glory of Samsung.

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