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Galaxy S10 headphone jack could be ditched, 5G model to arrive on Verizon

Many Samsung fans have a fear which could be realized next year. The Galaxy S10 headphone jack could reportedly be ditched. Samsung has a prototype of its next flagship without the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The report also reiterates claims that the Galaxy S10 will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Samsung is said to launch three models of its next flagship one of which will be a more affordable version.

Galaxy S10 headphone jack removal is still a possibility

The entry-level model will not have a dual-edge curved 5.8-inch display, reports Bloomberg. Cost considerations may also leave it without the in-display fingerprint sensor.

There will be a curved 5.8-inch display on the standard Galaxy S10. It’s said that there will be almost no bezel at the top and bottom. A triple-camera system will be present at the back while the front camera would be under tbe screen. Samsung has already teased this implementation of the front camera and we may see it on the upcoming Galaxy A8s first. The Galaxy S10+ will be bigger, possibly with a 6.44-inch display and a grand total of five cameras. All models will come with Android 9 Pie out of the box.

A 5G model of the Galaxy S10+ is already expected. Samsung is reportedly in discussions with Verizon to launch this model on its network. It aims to get support for the technology from the largest mobile carrier in the US. This will help popularize 5G in the country. Verizon will launch its commercial 5G network next year.

As far as the Galaxy S10 headphone jack is concerned, the company reportedly has a prototype of the device without the jack. It’s still said to be thinking about removing the jack. This could go either way. Many other manufacturers have ditched it already and have faced criticism from their fans. Samsung will have to ascertain if its userbase is ready to make the switch. It will obviously have to take flak for this decision too if this happens.

Do you think the time is right for the Galaxy S10 headphone jack to be ditched? Would that prevent you from buying the phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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khaaba
khaaba

Headphone jack necessary to use Selfie stick? Wide angle lens might justify on the removal of the jack however hand position on the picture taken might be ugly though

justinut0909
justinut0909

Well, notchless design and headphone jack are Samsung advantages but they want to remove the jack? Im sure that I will go for other brands next year.

s2insider
s2insider

You ditch the headphone jack, I’ll ditch you. Want me to put away my expensive premium quality headphones? I wouldn’t want to. So, please.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

What’s your options?

dusting5045
dusting5045

you wouldnt have to with an adapter.

samsungfan99
samsungfan99

There’s no reason to get rid of it, anyone that says “IT’S TO SAVE SPACE FOR MORE IMPORTANT STUFF” I say look at the Note 9, that phone has a massive 4,000 mAh battery, a headphone jack, an S-Pen, Wireless charging, heart rate monitor, force touch home button, dual cameras, and dual speakers! There’s no excuse to get rid of the headphone jack other than laziness.

Khlad
Khlad

They can ditch it if we get inscreen fingerprint, full screen with no notch and front camera speakers in the screen, then i will buy cash full prize 1. Day.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Every single phone since the S7, the same rumor of ditching the headphone jack appears and every time it was wrong. I suppose if you keep saying it, one day it will be right. I’m hearing Samsung owned Harmon Kardon are working on wireless technology that will match the bitrate audio quality of wired. If that happens, it won’t bother me. If it doesn’t happen and Note10 has no headphone jack then I will be keeping my Note9.

nycundrgrnd
nycundrgrnd

Go ahead Samsung and play around. Remove the headphone jack. Add a notch too. See how your sales change.

Biransahin
Biransahin

If wireless technology is as good as wired when S10 comes out, I won’t care. Wireless is better once the audio bitrate quality matches. As for the notch, that won’t happen. We all know at this point that Samsung are well on the way to invisible under screen sensors.

vitorvedder
vitorvedder

Bitrate isn’t everything.

Bluetooth audio lag sucks for videos and games.
And battery. One more thing to worry about keeping it charged.

Biransahin
Biransahin

It depends on the version. My Bluetooth headset and Marshall Bluetooth speakers are Bluetooth 5.0, there is absolutely no lag. There was on Bluetooth 4.0 and even 4.2 admittedly, but not on this version. Even VR games are totally lag free. As I said bitrate isn’t quite there yet, but it will be. No technology stands still. Battery has improved greatly too. A, pair of Icon X 2018 will give you up to 7 hours playback with another 7 hours in the charging case. Right now wired is better, but things move on. If it didn’t you’d be still communicating… Read more »

s2insider
s2insider

Try listen to the music while your phone is in your pants pocket. You will find that your body can block the Bluetooth signal. The music will become stuttered. I find out first hand.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Not a problem with Bluetooth 5.0. Has a longer range and stronger signal. However I keep a 1000 songs stored directly on to my IconX earbuds when out for a run or working out. I also have a number of high quality wired headphones btw, and yes it’s still better, as I said earlier, but Bluetooth will soon be able to replace wired headphones. Just one thing though, Samsung will not get rid of the jack anytime soon. This same clickbait has appeared for every phone since the S7. Not going to happen.

vitorvedder
vitorvedder

Bluetooth 5 has absolutely no relationship with latency. It lags just as much as 4.
Aptx low latency can reduce Bluetooth latency, but no phone has come with support to that yet.
I also own an iconx and I just hate to keep charging it.
My Sony headphones costed 1/6 the price, no battery required and sounds much better.

Landon A
Landon A

Not purchasing, IMO, the consistently best Android phone because of the omission of the headphone jack is pure silliness. In a world of rapidly advancing and changing technologies, it would be wise to embrace change. Otherwise, you will likely constantly experience disappointment.

That said, I’m excited for the advancements that will succeed the headphone jack, whether it is in 2019 or any subsequent years.

djcbs
djcbs

No headphone jack will be an immediate deal breaker. I need the jack not so much for music (I have a separate phone for that) but to connect my earphones to take calls when I need my hands free. And of course, Bluetooth headphones are unreliable and finicky. If you go to a Mall here, for example, it’s normally a nightmare to use them since there’s no much interference in the air cause by everyone having their BT’s turned on, that you might as well not use them at all. Now: “The entry-level model will not have a dual-edge curved… Read more »

dwin89
dwin89

ditching the 3.5mm jack?…..sorry Samsung we do have other alternatives….

vitorvedder
vitorvedder

Do we? It seems to me that Samsung is the last resistance for the jack.
That and the microsd are the last things that keeps me on Samsung.
I’m getting tired of the lazy updates and the poor battery management.

If those are out, I guess I’d buy something else.

Shenoysiddhant
Shenoysiddhant

If they don’t provide Bluetooth stereo earphones inside then no thanks

colliderz
colliderz

Ditch the minijack Samsung…. I ditch you back.

GS7edge
GS7edge

Don’t make the 3.5mm headphone jack a history, it’s still useful.

locarno
locarno

It is only prototype so keep calm. Samsung can’t ditch headphone jack because they laughed in ads against Apple. Remember ingenius ads ?

But I don’t like that “The entry-level model will not have a dual-edge curved 5.8-inch display”. So it will be flagship or midranger ?

djcbs
djcbs

Well…Google also did that and then the iPixel 2 ditched it. And while Samsung isn’t such a low profile phone brand…we can’t be 100% sure.

As for the screen, depends. Being dual-edge 5.8″ doesn’t really make it more premium than a flat 5″ if it’s still the same 2K AMOLED display.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Any further news on the name? I really hope they do better than S10

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Wait for it! It will be called s10

krzysiekb86
krzysiekb86

headphone jack is must have!!!
I think they will keep it to show everyone that they can fit everything new plus keep jack… hope I’m right 😉

HaskellJava
HaskellJava

then 3 camera on standard S10.. can’t wait anymore!! 😁