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Disaster averted (for now): Galaxy S10 will have a 3.5 mm headphone jack

Samsung’s tenth anniversary Galaxy S flagship may or may not impress consumers with its laundry list of major features, but it will come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There had been reports that Samsung has a Galaxy S10 prototype that doesn’t have a headphone jack and was deciding whether it should get rid of the jack on the final product. It’s safe to say that the company has made a decision in favor of that traditional and universal audio jack.

We can look towards the many leaked renders and case images for the Galaxy S10 to know that it will have a headphone jack. We have even received SamMobile cases for the Galaxy S10, designed based on specifications from Samsung, from our supplier, and they have an opening for a headphone jack as well. Samsung may have thrown in the towel and put a notch on the Galaxy S10 (well, a corner cutout, but we think we can use the word notch for everything that ruins the full-screen experience on a phone), but it’s not yet axing the headphone jack.

It does look like having that jack has forced Samsung’s hand and stopped it from putting larger batteries in any but the Plus model, but that’s just an assumption. Manufacturers like Razer have said that removing the jack allows putting in a bigger battery, but it’s not certain that that’s always the case. Apple, after all, removed the headphone jack primarily because it wants people to move on to something better, although clearly the reasons go far deeper. And with fast charging tech so commonly available, perhaps having a headphone jack is worth the compromise when it comes to battery capacity.

Samsung will probably ditch the 3.5 mm jack at some point, but for now, you can steer clear of the dongle life and hold on to your traditional wired audio gear if you’re planning on grabbing the Galaxy S10 when it goes on sale next month.

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Mario387
Mario387

Makes one think why not design a new connector, that uses less space. If it really saves that much space.

locarno
locarno

“It does look like having that jack has forced Samsung’s hand and stopped it from putting larger batteries in any but the Plus model, but that’s just an assumption. ”

M20 have 5000 mah battery and jack.
So it is fake.

Saranan Majilya
Saranan Majilya

Good

Jasi2169
Jasi2169

I guess i will keep s9plus until this notch stuff gets matured.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Excellent article. Every year since S7, there’s been a “no headphone jack”, rumor. And there may be a reason why the jack is persisting on the flagships. Last week I tried my IconX 2018 earbuds along with my Gear VR headset for the first time and I discovered that Bluetooth earphones cannot keep up with movies or games on VR. There is quite serious audio lag. I went back to using my Marshall wired headset. I think that until Bluetooth 6 comes along we will see a headphone jack on the Samsung flagships or sooner if an Oculus software update… Read more »

RHBH
RHBH

The solution for this is using aptX Low Latency.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Actually tried it, first thing I did. It doesn’t help.

s2insider
s2insider

Also try put you phone in jeans pocket and you’ll know that your limbs can block the Bluetooth signal no matter how strong it is. If Bluetooth can somehow transmit the signal seamlessly even through our body, Me and other people will accept the “No headphone jack” phones.

warlockba
warlockba

Not the Bluetooth signal level is the problem. That should work for up to 10m. Problem is, the farther away are your headphones from the device, the more interference you get from Smartwatches, WiFis (same frequencies, unless you use 5GHz WiFi, etc.), and other Bluetooth consumers around you. Bluetooth might induce lag, but nowadays, if you want decent audio, unless you use an old iPhone with Jack, or an old Samsung which still had the Wolfson DAC, there is no other way than good Bluetooth headphones … the current crapdragon (Snapdragon) have a very bad SNR ratio (signal to noise)… Read more »