Galaxy S8 without headphone jack
What was this year’s trend on mobile phones? Well, actually two things; dual camera and the elimination of headphone jack. Obviously, having one more camera doesn’t have any bad impacts, but the same thing cannot be said for the headphone jack. It was not actually Apple to remove it first. It was Motorola. However, we can say that iPhone 7 is the reason why we are going to see less phones with a headphone jack on them. We all knaw that other companies would follow Apple, but this time, we are not talking about Chinese companies, which usually tend only to copy other phones. In fact, we are talking about Samsung, the largest Android OEM. Latest rumors says that upcoming Galaxy S8 will lack the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Sammobile reports that Samsung is planning to eliminate the headphone jack in favor of transferring the sound from the Type-C port. Their reasoning is same with Apple. According to Sammobile, Samsung tend to believe that if they remove our lovely port, there will be more space for other parts, which, in this case, is speakers. If the reports are true, S8 will have a Stereo ones.
Also, just like Apple, Samsung is trying, at least, having a desire for removing the home button as well. Instead, they will embed the home button and the fingerprint sensor just below its AMOLED screen.
Frankly speaking, replacing the physical home buttons with the capacitive ones make senses as it provides a more capable button, which does not take as much space in the phone as the regular ones. However, removing the headphone jack is a stupid idea. This way, you are forced either to change your headphone or buy a dongle. Even if you change your headphone with the new generations which uses your phone’s charging port, you are still not in the position to say goodbye to the adapters. Let’s say you have a new laptop ( MacBook, for example ) and you own two phones; iPhone 7 and the upcoming Galaxy S8. This way, you are going to need two adaptors. While you will be able to connect your regular headphone to your MacBook, you are going to need to use a dongle to use your headphone with yet another Apple product. Then, another dongle to use it with the Samsung products.