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Samsung rumoured to ditch the headphone jack with Galaxy S9

Leaks on Weibo suggest that the Galaxy S9 could come with Bluetooth earphones, suggesting removal of 3.5mm jack
Samsung’s flagship smartphones are always touted to be the next big thing and the upcoming Galaxy S9 is no exception. The Galaxy S series smartphones represent the best in the world of Android and next year’s Galaxy S9 has to lock horns with the iPhone X. Therefore, it has to have the latest technologies, which could even mean dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Yes, a Weibo user, who claims to have sources inside Samsung, has stated that Samsung’s next-generation flagship smartphone will be shipped with Bluetooth earphones. These wireless earbuds will be tuned by AKG in the same way as they have been tuned for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8. While that may certainly be good news for the techno-savvy crowd, it raises one critical question related the Galaxy S9 — is the 3.5mm jack doomed on Samsung’s flagship?

As for this tipster, he says that prototype units of the S9 are still rocking the headphone jack. However, Samsung might ditch it in the 11th hour if their Bluetooth headset turns out to meet the Samsung’s satisfaction. They could also be settling for the USB Type-C port in the same way Google adopted it for their second generation Pixel smartphones. Is this good news or bad news?

Well, if you have an arsenal of a good pair of headphones and pricey AUX cables, then you will be left with no choice rather than to depend completely on that pesky ‘ Type-C to 3.5mm’ converters.  If you have already made the transition to the wireless camp, then it’s a no-brainer. However, take this leak with a pinch of salt as this is still a rumour. The 3.5mm jack has been one of Samsung’s USP amongst other old-school features and could even stay alive on Samsung flagships for the next few years.