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There is life in the old jack yet; Mate 30 cases reveal what the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ sorely lack

Leaked Mate 30 cases reveal what has now become a rarefied feature among modern flagships. (Image source: Slashleaks)
Leaked Mate 30 cases reveal what has now become a rarefied feature among modern flagships. (Image source: Slashleaks)
Have you been wondering what new flagship this year now that Samsung has nixed the headphone jack? Well, Huawei may have the answer for you, and it may be arriving as soon as next month. Enter the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, with leaked case designs showing off the increasingly shunned jack in all its glory.

Samsung may have finally ditched the headphone jack with the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, but it appears that Huawei is remaining true to the trusty port. The news comes courtesy of leaker @Sudhanshu1414, who has tweeted photos of what they claim to be Mate 30 cases.

The designs follow the current consensus about the Mate 30, with there being the Lumia-esque circular rear-facing camera housing. There is also a large pill-shaped space that may be an LED flash, along with a raised edge around the camera housing, indicating that it will protrude slightly from the back glass.

There are also apertures for a bottom-firing speaker, a USB Type-C port and a microphone, which are all standard fare for a modern smartphone. However, the cases also have a space for a 3.5 mm headphone jack, something of a rarity among recent flagships. @Sudhanshu1414 has confirmed that is the case too, which would make the Mate 30 one of the few flagship series besides the Galaxy S10 to include a headphone jack.

The Mate 30 series may launch as soon as next month, with it expected to include quad rear-facing cameras, a Kirin 990 SoC and perhaps even a 4,400 mAh battery.

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(Image source: Sudhanshu1414)
The leaked Huawei Mate 30 cases. (Image source: Sudhanshu1414)
The leaked Huawei Mate 30 cases. (Image source: Sudhanshu1414)
(Image source: Sudhanshu1414)
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Alex Alderson, 2019-08-28 (Update: 2019-08-28)
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