Samsung Galaxy S11 and Note 10 Dropping Headphone Jack, Galaxy A9 2018 Leaked
Korean tech company Samsung Electronics may be considering dropping the headphone jack on its future smartphones. This move will be applied from the model (Galaxy S11 and Note 10) which is slated to be released next fall. On other news, the company has reportedly leaked the Galaxy A9 2018.
Goodbye, headphone jack…
According to a report, Samsung is considering making the change from either the Galaxy Note 10 or the Galaxy S11. Instead of featuring a headphone jack, it will rely on a combination of the smartphone’s USB Type-C port and the headphone dongle.
The possible reasons
Although there was no detailed reason given as to why Samsung is considering the headphone jack, reports speculate that this may be due to design.
In today’s market, smartphone designs are tilting towards having a lighter and thinner design. Removing the headphone jack will allow more space. With having more space, phone manufacturers could either make the phone lighter and thinner or they can choose to add more parts – like giving it a larger battery, install new components, etc.
Aside from the design, there’s also the growing trend of wireless – specifically the wireless earphones. As a matter of fact, market researcher Strategic Analytics (SA) predicts that the global wireless earphone market is expected to reach 73.9 million units in 2019 and 100 million units in 2022.
Other recent news
According to a post at Slashleaks, Samsung leaked the Galaxy A9 2018 on its official site. On the comment section, the site’s moderator who goes by the name “Zyad Atef” posted a link of the scoop – click here. On the site, the device carries the mobile number SM-A920FZIDSKZ and is available in Pink, Black, and Blue.
As you can see from the photo, the Galaxy A9 2018 features four cameras on its back, LED flash, and a fingerprint scanner. At the front, it sports a larger screen with thinner bezels and the absence of the Home Button compared to the 2016 version. In addition to this a front camera.
Below, we can see that it features a headphone jack and USB-C port. At the side, we can see the volume keys and another button.
The Galaxy A9 2018 was also spotted at Geekbench carrying the mobile number SM-A9200. The device scored 1,609 on its Single-Core Score and 5,844 on its Multi-Core Score. Furthermore, the sheet also revealed that the said device is packed with an SD 660 chip, 6GB of RAM and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo.
Do you think Samsung will ditch the headphone jack? Also, are you looking forward to the Galaxy A9 2018? Tell us in the comment section below.