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Hit the road jack: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 to join the USB-C brigade by ditching the headphone jack

Samsung could be calling time's up for the headphone jack. (Image source: PhoneArena/Gizmodo/edited)
Samsung could be calling time's up for the headphone jack. (Image source: PhoneArena/Gizmodo/edited)
The latest leak about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is likely to infuriate some people. Apparently, there’s a strong probability that the phablet will not feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack. While some have bemoaned the passing of the audio connector, others have embraced the ever-increasing usage of USB-C ports.

A new post from Ice universe has been met with an overwhelmingly negative response from his followers. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 leak supremo offered this insight into the development of the next-generation phablet: “As for the headphone jack, it is not optimistic.” However, there are some commentators who are fine with that fact, as Samsung will simply be joining the ranks of Apple, Google, Xiaomi, Huawei, and many other OEMs that have produced a smartphone that was missing a headphone jack.

The likelihood of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 without a headphone jack has been rumored for quite some time now. In fact, a report from last year suggested it would either be the Note 10 or the Galaxy S11 that would see the demise of the audio connector in regard to Samsung flagships. With Ice universe’s recent tweet, this particular rumor seems to be slowly solidifying into fact. But there are many smartphone users who would not purchase a device that did not feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack, regardless of the increased ubiquitous nature of USB-C.

Of course, if Samsung does ditch the headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10, one would hope the South Korean manufacturer would at least include an appropriate adapter in the device’s box. Samsung might even be generous with the accessories and offer a pair of Galaxy Buds with the premium phablet, just to ease the 3.5 mm jack mourning process.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05-31 (Update: 2019-05-31)