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Does the Galaxy S20 have a headphone jack?

Samsung took a lot longer than many of its Android rivals to remove the headphone jack, particularly from its flagship models. The Galaxy Note 10 was the model that drove the point home, that Samsung flagships would no longer have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Naturally, many prospective customers would want to know if the Galaxy S20 has a headphone jack, considering the fact that the Galaxy S10, its predecessor, did have one. Those who have been wishing for a headphone jack on Samsung’s new flagship won’t be pleased with the answer to this question.

The Galaxy S20 does not have a headphone jack

This shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone who has been keeping up with the mobile industry over the past few years. Manufacturers are increasingly making the shift and we have even seen Samsung drop the jack on some non-flagship models as well.

All of the models in the latest flagship series from Samsung — the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and the Galaxy S20 Ultra — have ditched the headphone jack. Samsung does ship earphones with a USB Type-C connector in the box, but when those are being used, you can’t charge your device while listening to music.

Countless arguments have already been made in favor of removing the headphone jack. The primary argument was that it frees up more space inside the device, thus allowing for a bigger battery and a thinner profile overall. Samsung has made the transition easy over the past year by offering pre-order customers a pair of its wireless Galaxy Buds in many countries. It’s going to do that for some models of the Galaxy S20 as well.

There’s no reason to believe that Samsung will change course at some point in the future. The decision to remove the headphone jack is similar to Samsung deciding that it didn’t want to have removable batteries on its smartphones anymore. It’s hard to see Samsung going back to that, or the headphone jack for that matter. The Galaxy S10 might very well be the last Galaxy S flagship with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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