O Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+will be officially revealed next Wednesday (7) and the details keep leaking: this time, it was the USB-C adapter that Samsung must include with cell phones, as they will not have 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is something that the company has been increasingly adopting on their smartphones and tablets, following the example of Apple.
Roland Quandt, who advanced the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ specifications, released on twitter images from the Samsung USB-C adapter. He said previously that both phones will have, in the box, USB-C headphones with active noise cancellation.
Rumors that the Galaxy Note 10 would have no headphone jack have been circulating since last year. Images leaked by Steve Hemmerstoffer, known as @OnLeaks, reinforced this suspicion.
Samsung launches phones and tablets without earphone jack
Samsung has already launched several phones without a headphone jack, including the Galaxy A60, Galaxy A80 and Galaxy A8s. The Galaxy Tab S5e tablet also comes without the connector, as does the recently announced Galaxy Tab S6.
For Samsung, the headphone jack was one of the differentials in relation to other brands, especially in the high-end lines. This Galaxy Note 8 commercial shows how using the iPhone can get complicated due to the phone adapter. In addition, to charge the battery and use the headset, you must use other adapter.
Removing the headphone jack gives you the opportunity to reach smaller thicknesses, add more components inside the phone, increase battery capacity – and sell wireless headsets, such as Galaxy Buds and AirPods.
According to GSM Arena, 135 phones and tablets without a phone jack have been launched since 2017. This includes the Xiaomi Mi 9, HuaweiP30 Pro, GooglePixel 3, OnePlus 7, Moto Z3 Play and Sony Xperia 1. The 3.5 mm connector is not even present on the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro launched in 2018.
That is, Samsung is just embarking on a trend that other major manufacturers have already adopted. I wouldn’t expect a Galaxy S11 with a phone jack, for example.
With information: SamMobile.