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New leak suggests a return of the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Samsung Galaxy S21 series

The Galaxy S20 Plus lacked a headphone jack. (Source: ZDNet)
The Galaxy S20 Plus lacked a headphone jack. (Source: ZDNet)
Word on the grapevine claims that Samsung could be set to bring back the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy S21 series, after ditching it for the Note 10, S20, and Note 20 lineups. Apparently, the company may do that to gauge how much it influences sales.
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Samsung finally joined the crowd by removing the headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 series last year, and on with succeeding flagships. It appears, however, that the company is mulling a decision to bring back the headphone jack, and as soon as next year.

According to tipster @MauriQHD, Samsung is contemplating bringing back the headphone jack on next year's Galaxy S21 series. The source tweet implies that the company is willing to do so for at its 2021 flagships at least, starting with the S21 series, to gauge how much influence it has on sales. 

While there's no concrete evidence as to how true this is—it's mere hearsay at this point—this would be a sound decision by the company. Samsung received plenty of flak for removing the headphone jack from the Note 10 last year, and bringing it back would ensure plenty of media goodwill.

This isn't the first time something like this is happening either; Sony just brought back the jack on the new Xperia 1 II after ignoring it for two years, for instance. Samsung removed the SD Card slot from the Galaxy S6 in 2015 and brought it back the following year, too.

Would a 3.5mm headphone jack make you buy the Galaxy S21 if you wouldn't otherwise? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ricci Rox, 2020-08-15 (Update: 2020-08-17)