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‘Reasons’ why the Galaxy Note 10 lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack

The Galaxy Note 10 has been introduced today and to our lack of surprise, neither model has a 3.5mm headphone jack. One might think of a few reasons why the headphone jack has been removed, but instead of doing that, here is the South Korean company’s apparent explanation, according to The Verge citing a Samsung representative.

To begin with, one of the reasons is that ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack has allowed the company to fit a larger – by 100mAh – battery in the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. The Galaxy Note 10 has a 3,500mAh unit instead of a 3,400mAh one. Likewise, the larger Note 10+ relies on a 4,300mAh battery, which would have been smaller by 100mAh if there was a 3.5mm headphone jack. Do you think this doesn’t justify Samsung’s decision? Well, there is another reason.

Reportedly, by removing the 3.5mm standard, Samsung was able to equip the Galaxy Note 10 series with improved haptic feedback. The 3.5mm port is essentially a hole inside your phone, and by filling it in, this somehow resulted in better haptic feedback, even though the Note series already has a pretty large cavity, i.e., the S Pen slot (which does, to be fair, stay covered when you’re not using the stylus).

Are you satisfied with these reasons? Do you think Samsung should make a greater effort to explain its decision? Or have you already accepted that the 3.5mm headphone jack is going to be phased out and you’re ready for a USB Type C and wireless future?

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locarno
locarno

“was able to equip the Galaxy Note 10 series with improved haptic feedback. ”

That because you write this article
“Samsung needs to fix the haptic feedback on its smartphones”

They listened to you.

TECHFRIEND
TECHFRIEND

Perhaps one day the Note series will feature a headphone jack- I believe it will, just like how Google launched their successful 3 “a/aXL” line.

For now, I await the Note 11 for their camera sensor refresh.

locarno
locarno

But Pixel 4 will not have jack.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

Pure bollocks!! Remember when Samsung said that the reason why it put the fingerprint sensor next to the camera lense on the S8/ plus and Note 8 was to give them enough space for a “supposedly” bigger battery? Then it moved it under the camera lense on the S9/plus (same battery size as the S8/plus) and with an increase of 700mAh from Note 8 to Note 9 with the fingerprint sensor under the camera?
Yes, Samsung. Good try 😤😤😤

Anonymous
Anonymous

Under the camera what mean say it down

locarno
locarno

Good point. They fooling us.

Cyril692
Cyril692

When it receives user data they see what we do with our phones and that the headphone jack from a percentage point of view is not used as much as that.
Here 30 people in quotation marks complain of screen hole, jack or other but millions of people do not care full and they know it. They know and share things between millions of people and some people who cry. I say that by having the Galaxy buds but I would still like to have a plug 3.5

locarno
locarno

3.5 headphone have one advantage. They will never discharge.

tascalun
tascalun

I’m not happy at all, I was going to upgrade but I drive a whole lot and spend the time behind the wheel of older vehicles that do not have Bluetooth capability. I use the Jack constantly and also have the phone charging at the same time.
Maybe I can find cassette adapters that are Bluetooth at some point in the future but for now I will not be upgrading as previously planned.
I even have multiple Bluetooth headphones and still prefer the wired whenever possible.
I’m disappointed that Samsung decided to follow Apple’s idiotic example and remove the Jack.

vitorvedder
vitorvedder

There exists Bluetooth to FM devices which I guess could be useful to you. You plug them to your car charger, connect to your device Bluetooth and they create a short range fm station that you can tune your car radio.

siaho
siaho

Got one of those in the past, difference was that it used sdcard. It’s bad as no matter what frequency you tune it it there will always come some interferences that lowers the sound quality that is worse by default.

locarno
locarno

Why sdcard ?

locarno
locarno

Buy new car with BT.

DareDevil01
DareDevil01

LMAO read his comment. He drives older vehicles for work… Good solution smartass…

locarno
locarno

where he wrote it tell me ?
“but I drive a whole lot and spend the time behind the wheel of older vehicles that do not have Bluetooth capability.”‘

SteveTud
SteveTud

Thats the worst excuse i’ve ever heard

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

Poor decisions…

colliderz
colliderz

Are you sh*****g me? Are you actually defending the exclusion of the jack by only 100 mmAh battery? It gives you like 5-10 minutes of extra screentime. I will rather have a smaller battery than losing MicroSD and a headphone jack.

strazzi
strazzi

AMEN !!!!!!