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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
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
oggi21

Thanks God Nokia is back to game

tiborh
tiborh

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

Dominick079
Dominick079

I can’t believe the lack of maturity on this website over a rumor that Samsung may remove the headphone jack. If you don’t like it then go purchase another phone. Crying like a bunch of children isn’t going to change Samsung’s decision. Just about every manufacturer has moved to non removable batteries and eventually will also remove the headphone jack. Motorola was first to remove it with the Moto Z then Apple did it. Either you buy a pair of wireless headphones which I see most people in NYC using or you use the USB-C headphone adapter that will most… Read more »

Vibgyoar
Vibgyoar

You have a very limited view of what people do with a phone. I have just returned from a church service where some of the music was piped into the PA system off somebody’s iPhone using the audio jack, and I had to control the projector using the IR blaster on my Note 4. The uses for these legacy interfaces remain legion, and a phone that is cut off from them loses genuine utility. It is not just about listening to music through your ear buds.

Dominick079
Dominick079

No I don’t have a very limited view of what people do with their phones. The IR blaster has been removed since the Note 4 was released. The S7 & Note 7 before it was recalled were one of Samsung’s highest sellers ever and didn’t include an IR blaster. Just because the headphone jack is removed they have this little thing called USB-C headphone adapter which allows you to still use an audio jack. If you think that more and more manufacturers aren’t going to remove the headphone jack then your living in a dream world. I don’t know where… Read more »

dajtw
dajtw

To be honest, I think if you are not taking account of how other people are using their mobiles then that by itself is indicative of your limited view of how others use their mobiles. I can agree the IR blaster might be a plus point but I hardly think the headphone jack is a simple plus point. Have you tried using wireless earphones outdoors? I have at least 6 pairs of wireless earphones but none of them can even match my corded ones in terms of consistent connectivity and quality and yes, these aren’t the cheap stuff, I have… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Note 4 has IR blaster even S6/ S6 edge have it. Samsung only removed it with S6 edge plus and Note 5. Samsung is not going to sell this phone for peanuts so if people want the 3.5mm headphone jack there is no reason to remove it. And in NYC most people might have wireless headphones but I live here in London and I have noticed that the vast majority of people still use wired headphones. The point is that as of now there’s absolutely no need to remove it especially if it’s to make the phone thinner or to… Read more »

Dominick079
Dominick079

I know the S6 & Note 4 have a IR blaster as I have owned both but as I said those were the last Samsung devices to have one. Andriod devices will slowly start to remove the headphone jack as they slowly removed removable batteries. If you don’t believe me then I honestly don’t care. Attaching and leaving a USB-C headphone adapter to a pair of wired headphones is not the end of the world. I have more important things to worry about in my life then whether my next phone has a headphone jack or not. Obviously some of… Read more »

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Haha man, I seriously doubt anyone here cares about whether your life is busy or not but what people do care is about how they spend their money especially on an expensive device and their expectations. Headphones jack might not be a deal breaker for you but it’s for other people so you should respect their opinions whether they are right or wrong.

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.

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
LIVEFRMNYC

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

faridra
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
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
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
sgs2aus

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

sgs2aus
sgs2aus

What a bunch of absolute retards if they do this!

ueuser
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
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.

Jamie Stone

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

SAMgalaxyXXX
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
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 »

Jamie Stone

Noone from Samsung has even confirmed this article as true.

samiyas
samiyas

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

Vibgyoar
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
istoff

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

tiagooliveira95
tiagooliveira95

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

ZloyKrys
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 »

DareDevil01
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
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.

chanchan05
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).

penguino
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
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
penguino

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

inphamus114
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

penguino
penguino

Or HTC with fantastic audio.

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

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

ZloyKrys
ZloyKrys

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

rcino
rcino

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

penguino
penguino

Amen to that.

dajtw
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.