Exclusive: Galaxy S8 is not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack

If you were cross with Samsung for ditching removable batteries with the Galaxy S6 then you might not like what it’s going to do with the Galaxy S8. We can exclusively confirm that Samsung is going to remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack from the Galaxy S8. This means that all of your existing headphones will not be compatible with the upcoming flagship unless you use a USB Type-C adapter as the Galaxy S8 will feature a USB Type-C port. This also means that you won’t be able to plug in the Galaxy S8 and use wired headphones at the same time.

We’ve seen Apple take this step with the iPhone 7 as well as a handful of Chinese OEMs. Apple took a lot of flak for this decision but the company says that it showed courage by making this decision to move beyond the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. We don’t know how Samsung is going to put a spin on its decision since fans are likely to lash out but there are some functional advantages to it.

Removing the 3.5mm headphone jack enables Samsung to make the Galaxy S8 thinner while also freeing up more space inside for a bigger battery. Samsung may also integrate stereo speakers which some believe will be made in collaboration with Harman, a company that Samsung is acquiring for $8 billion. Perhaps the company will try to convince customers that this is a trade worth making.

Samsung is going to officially unveil the Galaxy S8 in February next year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It’s not going to confirm anything about the device before the event so it’s likely that the company might still have some surprises for fans up its sleeve.

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alixandah
3 months 27 days ago
alixandah

The S8 was revealed by Samsung today. It has a headphone jack, to nobody’s surprise.

Sammobile is full of BS and should be banned for putting out clickbait and unverified pieces.

oggi21
6 months 25 days ago
oggi21

Thanks God Nokia is back to game

tiborh
7 months 2 days ago
tiborh

THAN if this case will happen, I will not buy such a product like that. this is simple

7 months 18 days ago
Jamie Stone

No headphone jack: Bigger battery
No wired headphones: Bluetooth headphones
Bluetooth headphones: Less battery life.

Honestly, all logic is flawed here. Bluetooth takes up more battery so there is no point taking it away for battery purposes.

7 months 18 days ago
Jamie Stone

Source? None. Give me proof that this is going to happen before spreading this false information all over the internet and literally sparking a nest for apple fans.

LIVEFRMNYC
7 months 19 days ago
LIVEFRMNYC

If this rumor is true, at least a USB-C adapter/dongle will be more common.

faridra
7 months 19 days ago
faridra
I don’t need thinner phone. I don’t want to exchange extra 400-500 mAh useless battery life to a 3.5 mm audio jack what will it change to my daily charging ? are you gonna make it last 1 day more or 2-3 hours ? Samsung fans will stay with Samsung, no matter what battery will be…if you are doing bigger batteries for other customers to move Samsung, they won’t tell each other “Oh my God it has bigger battery” !!! they will say “It DOESN’T HAVE 3.5mm jack” i’m pretty sure if you guys remove audio jack from S8, you… Read more »
Qreaux
7 months 19 days ago
Qreaux

I’ll never understand the obsession with making phones thinner… My S7 Edge is already too thin without a case personally, so anything thinner… I don’t think I can do it.

killabling
7 months 19 days ago
killabling

They say they have a corporate culture but they do like Apple…S7 edge last samsung for Me…
f#ù$$* sheep

p.s:sorry for my english

sgs2aus
7 months 19 days ago
sgs2aus

Can you guys put up a voting page on this and send the results to Samsung.

sgs2aus
7 months 19 days ago
sgs2aus

What a bunch of absolute retards if they do this!

ueuser
7 months 19 days ago
ueuser

If they do so – im not interested in that phone, hope more people will do the same. Actually I chose S7 edge over Iphone 7 due to audio jack.

ChodaBoy
7 months 19 days ago
ChodaBoy

“Removing the 3.5mm headphone jack enables Samsung to make the Galaxy S8 thinner while also freeing up more space inside for a bigger battery.”

I have NEVER heard a customer ask for a thinner phone. They are already too thin for some people. Removing the 3.5mm headset jack would be a huge mistake, especially with the loyal-but-already-tired-of-losing-features customers.

7 months 18 days ago
Jamie Stone

Do not worry. This news article is completely false. They have no source or quotes.

SAMgalaxyXXX
7 months 19 days ago
SAMgalaxyXXX
Ha if Samsung did this it would indeed be even more corageous than Apple (and also more stupid). It’s even a bigger gamble because firstly it doesn’t have the same loyal fan base,  secondly it’s not in a position to upset the remaining loyal customers given the debacle of the Note 7. This is Samsung’s “reliable and efficient” market research, the same that told them that dropping micro SD card and water resistance for the S6 was a good idea. The same that keeps telling them that releasing 15-20 unnecessary versions of mid-low range phones every year to stay competitive… Read more »
warlockba
7 months 19 days ago
warlockba
This was predictable … Apple did it, so Samsung has to innovate too … yey! Curved display is also so last year, next year please make the phone spherical, just like the Gear 360 – build the 3D camera in, and remove every other connectivity possibility. That way, you can use the phone as a Gear VR, or hey, even as a magic ball! Worst case of stupid engineering, why change a running system … something which was already proven, can be kept. But yeah, this was foreseeable, since they removed most of the features from their phones anyhow. Note… Read more »
7 months 18 days ago
Jamie Stone

Noone from Samsung has even confirmed this article as true.

samiyas
7 months 19 days ago
samiyas

Oh No, I thought the S8 will be a no brainer I have to think twice if that’s true

Vibgyoar
7 months 19 days ago
Vibgyoar

Classic case of form over function.

If the phone was actually thin and flexible like a credit card and I could slip it in my wallet, then I could see a benefit to the cult of “ever thinner”, and losing the jack would be a price worth paying. Until that day.

istoff
7 months 19 days ago
istoff

After I posted about the LG V20 I realised I was tired of waiting. I went out and got it. Awesome phone.

tiagooliveira95
7 months 19 days ago
tiagooliveira95

At first io was like, YHE AWESOME, im going to buy this phone…. but now… no thanks samsung

ZloyKrys
7 months 19 days ago
ZloyKrys
As a company Samsung is free to do whatever they want. They’ve made too many mistakes recently starting from the horrible Note 5 and S6, exploding Note 7 and now copying the Apple’s lame move with the headphone jack. Fair enough. As a customer, though, I reckon, if this rumour turns out to be true, I would buy something else. No, really, I need to replace my Note 4 with something so I’d not buy a phone with sealed battery and without headphone jack. Clearly the people who decide that you don’t need to charge your phone and listen to… Read more »
chanchan05
7 months 19 days ago
chanchan05

To be told, Samsung IS interested also in selling you their wirelessly charging battery pack case for the S7E with pass through charging (You can use it to charge the phone while it’s plugged to the wall), so they have an argument against charging and listening at the same time. It’s like a Moto Mod battery pack with combined extra charging port!

But seriously though, I just might jump to LG or Huawei if they remove the headset jack on the S8 and not return it on the S9 (I’m skipping the S8).

DareDevil01
7 months 19 days ago
DareDevil01

Still plenty of great phone manufacturers. However I don’t completely agree with your point about Android battery life. The battery life on my Galaxy S7e is fantastic!

ZloyKrys
7 months 19 days ago
ZloyKrys

My wife got the S7 and it’s okay, enough to get through a day but won’t cut it for a transcontinental flight. Sometimes you’d get an old 747 with no USB or power outlet and the only thing you can rely on is a power bank, because the battery cannot be replaced.

penguino
7 months 20 days ago
penguino

Bad move Samsung, don’t do it! You were supposed to be the opposite to Apple’s limited devices. You don’t have iSheep that will buy everything. If it’s true you’ll loose a lot of customers, including me.

khsharpe
7 months 20 days ago
khsharpe

before we all get seriously pissed off with Samsung we need to remember that this is just rumour, it’s not yet fact. And even if they do do away with the standard headphone jack, i vaguely remember one of my previous Galaxy headsets had a proprietary Samsung hybrid HDMI (was it?) / headphone jack. I think it was my S2? Though it might have been the Note 3? I’m guessing and hoping that this is what Samsung will offer us?

penguino
7 months 20 days ago
penguino

It would make no sense to offer some more expensive custom hybrid slot instead of a regular minijack that all headphones have.

inphamus114
7 months 20 days ago
inphamus114

Ok and if the s8 does the same what ya gonna do…jump to apple?? Nope cuz they did the same thing so ya basically fucked with options unless ur gonna go to shitty ass LG phones or chinese phones like honor 8

ZloyKrys
7 months 19 days ago
ZloyKrys

There is still HTC, Huawei and others, specifically LG which still produces flagship phones with replaceable batteries.

DareDevil01
7 months 19 days ago
DareDevil01

There is still Huawei P9, HTC 10/11, LG G6 etc.

penguino
7 months 20 days ago
penguino

Or HTC with fantastic audio.

rcino
7 months 20 days ago
rcino

Won’t be buying the S8 if this rumour is true.

penguino
7 months 20 days ago
penguino

Amen to that.

dajtw
7 months 20 days ago
dajtw

If it comes, I will simply skip it as well until they see the error of their ways as with the ditching of the memory card in the S6.

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