Samsung Galaxy S8 will not include headphone jack

Sources say Samsung Galaxy S8 will also forgo headphone jack.

Published Tue, Dec 6 2016 2:30 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Samsung has poked fun at Apple for ditching the headphone jack with the iPhone 7, but it seems that was purely a marketing move, as the company is now following suit. Sources have confirmed to SamMobile the Galaxy S8 will remove the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack; if you want to use existing headphones, you'll require a a USB Type-C adapter, and if you want to plug the phone in and use wired headphones, you can't.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will not include headphone jack |

The upside is the potential for a thinner device with a larger battery, as well as stereo speakers; Samsung's recent acquisition of Harman means a potential collaboration on said speakers.

The Galaxy S8 will be revealed in February.


Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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