Samsung Scraps Headphone Jack in Galaxy A8s

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Having mocked Apple for years for scrapping the iPhone’s headphone jack, Samsung has followed suit. Its new Galaxy A8s phone does not have the component. Instead, users need a USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter to plug in headphones. Given the taunting adverts and on-stage jibes from Samsung executives about the lack of a headphone jack in the iPhone, I’m sure nobody at Apple will mention this…from MacRumors:

Samsung today introduced its latest smartphone, the Galaxy A8s. It is Samsung’s first smartphone with an Infinity-O display, which has a nearly edge-to-edge, uninterrupted design beyond a small hole for the front-facing camera. It is also Samsung’s first smartphone without a headphone jack, much to the amusement of iPhone users, as Samsung has mocked Apple for over two years over its decision to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016, a trend that has continued through to the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

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Samsung Scraps Headphone Jack in Galaxy A8s

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  1. Paul Goodwin

    Now I can deride both of them. Silliest move ever getting rid of the world standard headphone socket. Why should I have to be bothered to keep an adapter cable with me to use my good headphones?

    Wireleless headphones are way over priced for what they give you. Many time 2x or more than the wired type for the same quality sounding headphone.

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