Apple’s decision to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 managed to create a lot of buzz in the tech communities, but despite this, it seems that they somehow started a new trend. More and more manufacturers started adopting this feature, to our surprise, and it seems like they won’t stop here.
After HTC did it, launching the Bolt handset, as well as Motorola, with the Moto Z, Samsung might as well follow the trend. And we’re not talking about just any smartphone. Yes, ladies and gents, the upcoming Galaxy S8 may become the next high-end model to ditch the headphone jack.
One slot to rule them all!
According to CNET, the Samsung Galaxy S8 could feature just a USB Type-C on the bottom, which will be used for both charging and plugging headphones, not to mention fast charging and quick data transfer.
Of course, this decision has a pretty solid argument sustaining it. Removing the jack would allow Samsung to free up a lot of space inside the phone, which could be used for a bigger batter. On the other side, this could also result in a thinner phone or simply leave just enough space for the battery to expand and avoid dealing with another…well, explosive phone, like the now-extinct Galaxy Note 7.
Don’t take it for granted, though…
Currently, this information wasn’t confirmed, so our recommendation would be to take it with a pinch of salt, at least until some information from an accurate source is available.
The manufacturer refused to make any comments regarding these rumors.
Otherwise, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to come with a QHD AMOLED display and ditch the physical home button, which will be replaced by an optical fingerprint scanner. It should be launched in February, with just a day ahead of the start of 2017’s Mobile World Congress.