The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 may not have a headphone jack

The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm jack, but the Note 20 might not. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Note 10 Lite has a 3.5mm jack, but the Note 20 might not. (Source: Samsung)
A new patent reportedly accepted by an Indian authority may kick off speculation about the Note 10's successor. It shows a case design with a cut-out that matches the usual placement of an S Pen, and that suggests a rear-camera module similar to that of the Note 10 Lite. However, it has no scope for a 3.5mm jack, which is a feature of the new mid-ranger.
Deirdre O Donnell,

As Samsung's first flagship launch of the year draws closer, it is looking more and more likely that its second will feature a Galaxy Note 20 rather than a Note 11. Now, this upcoming phablet may have acquired its first credible leak, which may pertain to its looks and at least 1 hardware feature.

It comes in the form of a patent allegedly submitted to Intellectual Property India (IPI), and specifies a case that may have been made for the next-generation Galaxy Note. Admittedly, with its rectangular rear-camera window, this accessory also looks like it could fit the pre-existing Note 10 Lite. However, the patent was filed in November 2019, and was only published in January 2020. Therefore, its IPI approval may have come too late for the recently-launched non-flagship phablet.

In any case, this design does not show a cut-out for a headphone jack, which the Note 10 Lite does in fact have. Therefore, this may indicate that, not only will the next Galaxy Note adopt Samsung's new L-shaped camera conformation, it will yet again drop the 3.5mm port.

The "Galaxy Note 20 case" patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)
The "Galaxy Note 20 case" patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-01-21 (Update: 2020-01-21)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.