Samsung to retain headphone jack in Galaxy S9

Published on December 28, 2017

Samsung fans aren’t expecting a lot from the upcoming Galaxy S9 line-up next year. On the basis of the numerous rumors and speculations that have emerged online regarding the handset in the recent past, it appears that the Galaxy S9 smartphone will share many similarities with its predecessor.

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The only difference will lie in terms of the handset’s rear shell, as the South-Korean technology giant plans on following its arch-rival, Apple’s footsteps. The yet-to-be-launched Galaxy S9 smartphone is being described as being an equivalent of iPhone S model in terms of design. Furthermore, the Galaxy S9 smartphone will consist of a single rear camera, while its bigger version, i.e. Galaxy S9 Plus will come packed with a dual rear camera system.

According to a report published by BGR, another aspect that is known through a recent leak is that Samsung plans on retaining the headphone jack feature on its device next year. It was being previously assumed that Samsung may overhaul the design aesthetics of Galaxy S9 smartphone by including a bigger screen-to-body ratio and many other exciting features. However, the latest report now suggests that the firm plans on retaining the same Infinity Display technology that was used in its predecessors. Furthermore, the smartphone’s top and bottom bezels will be reduced – just as they did in the previous models as well.

The South-Korean firm, as mentioned previously, also plans on including the USB-C flex cable, which will serve as the headphone jack port for users. Samsung never spoke about killing the 3.5mm headphone jack feature off, the same way Apple did. However, it was widely speculated that the company will eventually eliminate this feature in its next-generation of smartphones.

“The presence of the headphone jack at the bottom or top of a device is what would prevent a smartphone maker from extending the device’s screen all the way to the bottom,” the report by BGR read. Therefore, it was essential for Samsung to eliminate the feature. Since it is not, it can easily be assumed that Samsung plans on sticking to its older design.

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