A new rumor claims that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be missing a headphone jack.
According to this rumor, the tech company is planning to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack when the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes out next year. This would have it following the same design choice that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) went with when it released the iPhone 7 earlier this year.
The rumor, which comes from SamMobile, claims that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a USB Type-C port. This means that users will have to get headphones with a USB Type-C plug if they want to listen to music with the smartphone. That, or they could get a USB Type-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.
The same rumor that claims the Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t have a headphone jack also claims it will have something new. This is stereo speakers. The lack of a headphone jack also means that there will be more room for the speakers. Plus, the device can be thinner with the headphone jack gone and may have a bigger battery.
Another rumor concerning the Samsung Galaxy S8 is that it won’t have a physical home button. This isn’t actually a major jump. There are already several other devices that use Alphabet Inc’s (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL) Android operating system that don’t have physical home buttons.
If the physical home button on the Samsung Galaxy S8 is removed, it could mean that the new smartphone will have a sensor on the back or under the screen. There’s been a lot of talk about Apple removing its home button in favor of a sensor under the screen. If Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) does it first, it could give it an edge over AAPL, reports Fortune.
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