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It’s not looking good for the Galaxy Note 10’s headphone jack

There was a report about the Galaxy Note 10’s headphone jack yesterday, in that the upcoming flagship won’t have one. It will be a polarizing decision. Some will be fine with it while others will voice their displeasure.

Yesterday’s report also mentioned that the Galaxy Note 10 could ditch its physical power, volume and Bixby keys as well. Samsung was apparently considering capacitive or pressure-sensitive alternatives. The company might have thought about it but a well-known leakster says it’s not going to happen.

Galaxy Note 10 headphone jack could really get the ax

We did highlight the possibility that these changes might have been part of an early Galaxy Note 10 prototype. There’s no saying if they will make the cut. @UniverseIce gave his two cents on yesterday’s report on Twitter. He says that it was indeed an early prototype which didn’t have physical buttons. It was a radical change but apparently, it didn’t pass Samsung’s rigorous testing. This means that the idea was dropped and it will be business as usual in the buttons department.

However, those keeping their fingers crossed for the headphone jack will be concerned by his next tweet. The leakster says that it’s not looking “optimistic” for the Galaxy Note 10 headphone jack. This would suggest that even recent prototype iterations are sans the 3.5mm headphone jack. The removal may very well be filtering through the design process and could end up in the final product.

We still have a ways to go, though, so this can change in the future. Samsung could decide towards the end that it wants to give the headphone jack one last hurrah on its flagship phablet. For now, though, it seems that the decision may have been made at Samsung to make the switch on the Galaxy Note 10. How does that make you feel? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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locarno
locarno

From VIA

“the first version, Note10 did not have physical buttons.”

I want to see this prototype.

Xk0rpi0
Xk0rpi0

Lol the 3.5 is obsolete. That’s the reality. If you need a 3.5 connection get an s10 5g …it’s probably going to have the same specs. What /for whom the note caters to is people who need the s pen and bigger battery….or ‘just want’. So for me, just give a big battery and s pen and everything is cool. And a memory card just to dump all the extra crap ‘we might’ need lol Edit: and just a quick thought… The only concern I read on these comments is the lag of Bluetooth… Get a f***in adapter. Is not… Read more »

CrAzYLiFe1
CrAzYLiFe1

Sure, I’m about to get a free upgrade to the s10 5g, but I have always wanted the s-pen. If they could allow the s-pen to be compatible/work with other models id gladly want to stick to the s10 5g for the 3.5mm jack.

martindale
martindale

LOL – but that is the whole point – LOL – obsolete stuff is all around us in offices, schools, clubs, hotels etc the world over. You just don’t get it, do you? A Note is for grown ups with jobs, people who don’t want to be let down because their oh-so-fancy phone can’t cut it in the workplace, can’t connect to the PA system, can’t control the video projector, can’t flick channels on the hotel room TV. I need a headphone jack, I won’t buy a phone without one. Guess what – I don’t even own a pair of… Read more »

locarno
locarno

“Samsung’s rigorous testing.”

Nice joke.

sriabhi
sriabhi

if they really give a hole for front camera;
The this is the only note im skipping from n1 to n10 😭😭😭

I dont want a front cam, plz giv me all screen model or giv same design as n9. Tq.

(For headphone jack – its not a big deal to use usb c to 3.5mm convertor.

People who is crying over bluetooth earphones dont know this ???

martindale
martindale

It’s not about the earphones! There are other appliances that can be connected, like a PA system at work. Good luck with your BT connection. Some people use a phone as a business tool. For everyone else, don’t need a Note!

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I’d be more than happy with the Note 9 design improved by adding front facing firing speakers.

strazzi
strazzi

I can think of one more reason why i like 3.5 jack… No bluetooth earphones can compere to wired headphones in quolity of the sound. Non. And people know this…

Biransahin
Biransahin

You’re right. There is no comparison.

sriabhi
sriabhi

Wat about usb c to 3.5mm convertor ? It takes away some quality ?

Biransahin
Biransahin

The headphone jack will be there for at least one practical reason. The Note10 like the S10 will be compatible with the Gear VR headset. You cannot use the headset with Bluetooth earphones. The lag is incredibly bad, up to a one second audio delay playing video or playing games like End Space. Just try it yourself. I’ve tried Galaxy buds, and still the same lag. You can’t use the Gear VR and a usb connected headset at the same time, so there will 100% be a headphone jack. That’s the reason Samsung flagships have had them so long. One… Read more »

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Gr vr may not be a valid reason, the fad of vr is dying like the old 3d glasses.

Just be honest around how often the vr is used? I suspect less than Dex functionality

I think they may drop it to make the phone same size as an s10 plus or note 9 and to have a bigger battery as well as space for a pen.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Actually it’s not. The Gear VR is extremely popular, at least 4 or 5 new apps and games are arriving every week. There are thousands of apps available. Plus if you play a multi player game like Wands there can be 50,000 people online at the same time, that’s more than some of the more popular mobile phone games. You obviously don’t have one and don’t know what you’re talking about. Samsung have been making major improvements to the Oculus app. Of course they’ll continue to support it.

Biransahin
Biransahin

Btw, the S10 plus and my Note9 has a headphone jack and supports Gear VR and the size is still the same. I didn’t notice your dumbest comment at the end there. Gear VR support doesn’t take up space, it’s software. LOL.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

The comment is around the headphone jack taking space not vr

Biransahin
Biransahin

You said they “may drop it to make the phone the same size as the S10 plus and Note9.” Your words not mine. The S10 plus and the Note9 have headphone jacks. Have you seen a headphone jack assembly? It won’t give any more space for a battery, it will only make waterproofing easier. Check any jerryrigeverything teardown video. Repositioning the cameras on the back can help with a bigger battery space, removing the jack? No.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

“I didn’t notice your dumbest comment at the end there”
Why are you always so rude and dismissive as if you were some kind of tech prophet and the only one with the right opinion?
Can’t wait to see what you are going to say if Samsung actually removes it on Note 10.
Saving your comments just in case.

Biransahin
Biransahin

It’s not rude to point out when someone doesn’t even know what they personally wrote. Dumb is really the only description. Do save my comments. You can come back and say, yes, you were right. 🙂

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

And I will gladly say so because I don’t want Samsung to remove it whether it is because of your reason or any other. I see no reason to do so but with Samsung you never know these days and I wouldn’t be surprised.

Xath2305
Xath2305

VR a fad? Lmao! The Oculus Quest and a consumer rift have just been launched which are sold out everywhere. The Quest especially is very popular. Later this year Valve is releasing “Index” the first gen 2 HMD. Meanwhile PSVR has sold 4-5 Million units. VR has never been so alive and it’s definitely here to stay.

CrAzYLiFe1
CrAzYLiFe1

If it can fit a damm s-pen it sure as hell can fit a 3.5mm jack, I won’t bother upgrading to a phone with out a 3.5mm jack, ill hold out for as long as I can.

Biransahin
Biransahin

It will have a headphone jack my friend. See why above. This was an expected stupid rumour. It’s been out every year since Note 5.

premierscfc
premierscfc

I really hope it doesn’t remove it, nothing Fruitfone do is ever worth copying.🤞