Report: After Apple, Samsung Planning To Kill 3.5mm Audio Jack


Short Bytes: Samsung will launch its next flagship device Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress in January, 2017. Reports suggest that Samsung will remove the 3.5 mm jack from Galaxy S8 and add stereo speakers from Harman.

It has been reported by Sammobile that Samsung has decided to kick out the 3.5mm audio jack from its upcoming flagship Android device Galaxy S8, which is expected to launch at the MWC in 2017. If the news turns out to be right, Galaxy S8 will join the likes of other audio jack-phobic devices like Apple iPhone 7 and Motorola Moto Z.

Apple was highly criticized for showing enough courage to remove the headphone jack. Some people even drilled their iPhones after a video claimed to bring back the headphone jack on the iPhone 7.

Apart from the audio jack removal, Galaxy S8 will also feature a Type-C USB port which has become a common practice among various hardware makers. So, a 3.5mm-to-Type-C adapter would be the only way to pump audio through your existing wired headphones, unless you’re willing to sacrifice them for a new pair.

Samsung may also add Harman speakers

The report further claims that Samsung will put stereo speakers in Galaxy S8, probably made by Harman which Samsung is planning to buy for $8 billion. The smartphone is expected to arrive in two variants of differing screen sizes, 5.7-inch and 6.2-inch.

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