Apple iPhone 7 going jackless was perhaps the highlight of last week. From expert reviewers to the everyday user was commenting on Apple’s move to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack with its proprietary lightning connector port. While it still remains to be seen whether the pros of removing the headphone jack will outweigh its cons but it seems that even the views of Apple’s biggest competitor seem to be in consonance on this particular point.
It seems that Apple’s biggest competitor Samsung is also going to follow its suite and might be planning to go jackless. According to a report from Digital Music News, Samsung will be getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack in its upcoming flagship device Galaxy S8.
According to this report, Samsung will ditch the audio jack for good this time in the Galaxy S8, but it seems that in spite of using the USB-C, they might be developing their own proprietary jack something similar to that of Apple’s lightning conductor.
This seems quite strange and hard to digest given Samsung’s decision to go with the USB Type-C port with the Samsung Galaxy Note7. It seemed that USB-C was becoming a standard with the Android devices and if Samsung comes with its own proprietary port in the Galaxy S8, this would further complicate things for the headphone manufacturers who would now have to produce headphones catering for users with 3.5mm jack, lightning jack and if true, Samsung’s own jack in the upcoming Galaxy S8.
Well, we’re yet to ascertain the veracity of this report and hence would request our readers to take this with a pinch of salt. If anything concrete turns up regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8 going jackless, you’ll be the first to know, so stay tuned.