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Fun fact: The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a headphone jack

Well, you didn’t see this one coming, did you? Or wait, you did. The Galaxy Note 9, ladies and gentlemen, has a headphone jack (or port, since the jack is on the headphone). That’s in addition to the impressive specs inside, along with a 4,000 mAh battery, a Bluetooth-powered S Pen, up to 512GB of storage, IP68 water resistance, and more. Samsung might be delaying the “future,” a word other companies use to justify removing the headphone jack from their devices, but hey, at least we can all avoid the dongle life with the Note 9, right?

Galaxy Note 9 has it all… on-paper

Of course, one can say all of this is expected on a phone that costs 1000 euros in this day and age. But it’s only the Galaxy Note 9 that will provide it to the consumer in the coming months. The only thing we can see ourselves being disappointed by is Samsung’s usual software update delays. Android 9.0 Pie probably isn’t coming out for the Note 9 this year. Even if it does, it will most likely be sometime in December, nearly four months after the Galaxy Note 9 will hit retail shelves.

Hopefully, the Galaxy Note 9 won’t reveal any glaring problems that might have sneaked in because of everything Samsung has tried to pack inside. The battery probably went through enough checks to make sure the Note 7 debacle isn’t repeated, but we hope the overall experience is as good as we’re expecting it to be based on the on-paper specifications. Based on the Galaxy Note 8, it should be, but you will have to wait for our full Galaxy Note 9 review later this month to find out.

For now, check out our hands-on impressions of the Galaxy Note 9. Also see what we think about the new Galaxy Watch, which Samsung unveiled alongside the Note 9 today.

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VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

One of the last things that Samsung does right.

s2insider
s2insider

If Samsung were to ditch the headphone jack then they will have to sacrifice all those Hi-Res audio and Dolby Atmos that they have purchased and implemented into their flagships. Then all that would be a waste of a lot of money and the device’s potential.

locarno
locarno

Hi-Res and Dolby can’t be use throught bluettoth ?

They also laughed from Apple in their ads about jack.

Belarrius
Belarrius

The only coded in Bluetooth able to have that is the sony LDAC, but you want a chip compatible and headset compatible but you have one big problem: the latency.

For me the best Bluetooth codec is: Bluetooth Low Latency. 48 KHz 16 bits with super low latency. Good for music, gaming, movie etc

Biransahin
Biransahin

As mentioned by Belarrius, Sony LDAC is the best for Bluetooth. The problem is that the best Bluetooth is still not as good as wired. I’m happy the jack is staying. I doubt if they’ll get rid of it until audio quality is equally as good as wired and perhaps Bluetooth buds have better battery life. And it’s still counterintuitive to change from a technology that has higher audio bit rate quality and does not need charging to one that needs charging and has lower quality. It only makes sense to companies who want to save money and screw their… Read more »