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Samsung could remove the headphone jack from Galaxy S8

Samsung could follow Apple's lead, with rumors that the Galaxy S8 won't have a headphone jack.

Published Wed, Sep 14 2016 12:00 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

When Apple revealed the new iPhone 7 without the headphone jack, the world stopped - finally asking if Apple had gone too far with its courage. Now there are rumors that Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S8 smartphone will also not have a headphone jack, and that's not good.

Samsung could remove the headphone jack from Galaxy S8 |

Digital Music News says it has a source in South Korea that is in "the broader supply chain of Samsung's smartphones" that the new Galaxy S8 smartphone could have its own proprietary connector, just like the iPhone, moving away from microUSB and USB Type-C connectors on the Galaxy S7, and Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.

Samsung's new connector would be incompatible with the Lightning ports on the iPhone, so there would be a proprietary connector that will annoy countless people. The stretch for profits goes wide and far, it is the courage that drives these companies to release some of the most popular products in the world without the standard we have on millions of devices - all without a clear benefit of what a proprietary connector provides, over the convenience of a 3.5mm jack.


Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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