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Samsung Galaxy Fold doesn’t have a headphone jack

The Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s elusive foldable smartphone that the company finally showed off to the world, doesn’t have a headphone jack. According to Samsung, the Galaxy Fold will change “the shape of tomorrow”, and that means giving up on some yesteryear features, such as non-folding displays and, well, a headphone jack. A microSD slot isn’t part of the device, either.

Samsung obviously didn’t say anything about this, only choosing to focus on the good stuff in its Galaxy Fold introduction. And barring a headphone jack, the Galaxy Fold does have the latest and greatest specs underneath that stunning folding exterior. It is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC, comes with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, six cameras, and even 5G support. Whether the 4,380 mAh battery will be enough to keep the Fold running all day long with plenty of usage in tablet mode remains to be seen.

The Galaxy Fold goes on sale April 26 at a starting price of $1,980. No one has had the chance to play with one yet, but we will hopefully be able to get our hands on the device for a review before Samsung puts it on retail shelves.

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HomerS66
HomerS66

A headphone jack would have made the device even thicker, that’s why it was probably the first thing which had to go.

eHoolie
eHoolie

The devices that have jacks now are pretty damn thin as it is.

iceguyver
iceguyver

Shame that the removed the headphone jack from the Galaxy Folder as allot of people still use it. However if they include a wireless headset in the box, I guess that is a pretty good thing.

eHoolie
eHoolie

I want to know how many times that screen can fold before the center of the screen gets all jacked up. Like a crease or tear or damaged pixels.

Danny D.
Danny D.

What we have heard…. You can fold it 100 times per day for at least 5 year.

eHoolie
eHoolie

Thanks Danny. I hope that’s correct. That sounds like a lot of use.

djcbs
djcbs

This phone has been in development for over a decade. Back then, not all phones had jacks. So that might explain why.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Ah well, I wouldn’t worry about a headphone jack regarding this phone plus with 512gb storage, lack of an SD slot isn’t really an issue. The price is high though I’m imagining this device coupled with an SPen could be a huge winner for tech business people. Maybe next time.

Yousef206
Yousef206

They included galaxy buds with the box