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Dongle life: Galaxy Note 10’s 3.5mm to USB-C adapter pictured in leak

We’ve seen the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ in all their glory in a slew of leaked renders already, and now, a render showing the 3.5mm to USB-C adapter that will reportedly accompany the Galaxy Note 10+. Yes, there really is no headphone jack on Samsung’s upcoming flagship, and any traditional wired audio gear you have lying around will have to connect to the Note 10 or Note 10+ through the dongle you see in the pictures below.

The design of the adapter is pretty straightforward, as you would expect. The white paint job means the Galaxy Note 10’s other in-box accessories will likely be white as well, just like the accessories you get with the Galaxy S10 lineup. Samsung isn’t bundling a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter with the Galaxy Tab S6, but the company isn’t expected to make it a separate purchase for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ buyers. The devices will also be accompanied by USB-C earphones, possibly with noise cancellation support in addition to the AKG-tuned sound.

And Samsung will probably give away free Galaxy Buds with Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ orders. It did so for the Galaxy S10 series, which does have a headphone jack, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume the Korean giant will have a similar offer for the upcoming Note flagships.

Will you be buying the Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ even if there’s no headphone jack, or is the dongle life something you simply cannot tolerate?

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locarno
locarno

“The design of the adapter is pretty straightforward, as you would expect. The white paint job means the Galaxy Note 10’s other in-box accessories will likely be white as well, just like the accessories you get with the Galaxy S10 lineup. ”

Why no black accessories ?

“The devices will also be accompanied by USB-C earphones, possibly with noise cancellation support in addition to the AKG-tuned sound.”

Tab S6 have headphones in box ?

henklbr
henklbr

My “black” Note9 & S10+ has “black” accessories…

HFL087
HFL087

Bad choice samsumg, sales wouldn’t rise and this NoteCow would make you learn

djcbs
djcbs

I have a pretty good idea where Samsung can shove that dongle, but let’s keep it family-friendly.

HFL087
HFL087

Agree

kaoniao
kaoniao

maybe it’s time samsung find an innovative solutions to the 3,5 jack like re-inventing the jack to make smaller & take up less space or it be part of the case like built into the case or even part of usb c setup like side by side. so instead of killing it why don’t look for a new way to implement it. bluetooth earphones sound quality not there yet and Bluetooth draw too much power bothon the phone and the earphone itself. during recharging there will be a downtime when I can’t use the wireless earphone.

kfzhu1229
kfzhu1229

I think a better idea for the Note series (if keeping the Jack really isnt an option) is to give us two USB-C ports, making it more like a pocket computer. ROG did it with their phone, Samsung certainly can

Gunter2
Gunter2

The ROG is a very good phone but they only sell a few of them as it’s aimed at serious gamers. That’s why the two usb ports are on it. Plus it’s very heavy due to its construction. 2 usb ports would be more expensive to install than a usb and a jack. They should have kept it, you are right, but maybe with Bluetooth headphones improving all the time the end was near anyway. I actually bought a Bluetooth unit to attach my Bose wired headphones too and it works very well indeed. I’m sure audio aficionados could tell… Read more »

kav946
kav946

The dongle doesn’t matter… leave it on the headphones and you will be fine.

People lost their minds when they switched to USB-C and needed new cords or adapters… same thing, we need to move away from the “standard” that dates back to the early 1960s, and is based entirely on the 1/4″ jack that has been around since 1870!

I used to be on the “don’t take away my headphone jack” bandwagon… but in the last 3 years, I have grown, gone to nearly exclusively wireless headphones, and realize that it isn’t a big deal.

Gunter2
Gunter2

You are right to some extent but people who are really into sound quality don’t like Bluetooth. Go check the bit rate, audio output and clarity data of wired versus wireless and come back and tell us how Bluetooth technology is better than the sound output of the older technology. 😉

Erupt
Erupt

Well what’s new? I remember Samsung mocking Apple for the non-removable batteries, the IR, the gestures w/o touching the phone, the notch, the camera… And here we are. Non-removable batteries, no jack, holes all over the place and for what? Samsung is playing catch-up and they are cowards. Innovations demands taking risks and there was a time when Samsung wasn’t afraid of making leaps. Now? Colors and removing this, removing that and for what? 0.02 mm bigger screen? Personally, I just don’t care anymore and I’m in Samsung camp for the last 10+ years. Remember: “So some smartphones are smarter… Read more »

Mo Elbishari
Mo Elbishari

Not too big of an issue when there are wireless hq DACs like the AudioLab M-DAC Nano Dac

Gunter2
Gunter2

You do have a point, but go check the data. I’m not an audio buff, but absolutely nothing that is wireless can match the bit rate output, audio clarity etc of wired phones. Go check that product against the best wired products. It doesn’t even come close. One day I’m sure it will, but now it does not. That’s a Bluetooth problem, not the wireless phones themselves. I’d be quite happy with the AudioLab myself, but there are people who expect the best possible experience if they’re going to spend a thousand euro on a phone.

Landon A
Landon A

I will likely never use it.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Sadly, definitely no headphone jack for the Note 10s. Where is Biransahin?

Samcurve
Samcurve

talking with his ‘source’ maybe? 😂

dwin89
dwin89

I like the sound of wired headphone….period. I wish they return it back in Note 11 or else I will look for another brand.

IJAZ M
IJAZ M

If the rumored IP69 on Note 10 makes the device water resistant even in extreme conditions, I can digest the lack of headphone jack. Really? Don’t ever think I’d be saying that, whatever may be the reason it doesn’t justify the removal of my 3.5mm buddy. #Bringbackjack squad here.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Abhijeet, I saw a few people asking on the web if Note10 plus can fit into the Note9 VR headset. Some were measuring and saying with the smaller bezels the 6.7″ screen will still fit. Do you have any info on VR support?

Gunter2
Gunter2

Very sad to see. There’s a danger of Samsung losing its unique identity and becoming Apple. First we had Watch Active/Active 2 that look like round featureless Apple Watches, then we had a screen with a hole not much better than a notch, now we have a dongle. If you want 45w charging it doesn’t come in the box. What’s next? No Micro SD card slot? I got my first Samsung , the S9 plus, because of how innovative and different Samsung were compared to the copycat competition. But my relationship may be short lived if Samsung merely joins the… Read more »

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I really cannot tolerate the dongle life! Lol
That being said I can’t remember the last time I used the headphone jack since getting the Galaxy Buds 😳

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

My free buds has been relegated to my desk draw. Much preferred a wired headphone in my s10