Samsung Galaxy S8 Won’t Feature A 3.5mm Earphone Jack Either If Latest Certifications Are Followed


Google's launch of the Pixel and Pixel XL concludes 2016's flagship smartphone cycle. It's been a rather slow year when we talk about upgrades and new features. Processors will make the jump to 10nm next year, so majority of upgrades in 2016 focused on camera and design upgrades. The exception to this was Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 which featured an Iris scanner. The device became the first mobile gadget to feature advanced biometric recognition. However, soon the Note 7 became famous for another feature. The device started to explode left right and center and was soon banned on airlines and by government bodies. Now, some more information has surfaced about the Galaxy S8. Take a look below to find out more.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 Will Not Feature The 3.5mm Earphone Jack According To Sources

Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus managed to stir up quite a lot of controversy. Not only did the devices feature the same design form for three consecutive lineups, but Apple also chose to remove the 3.5mm earphone jack for the devices. This led to widespread media and user stir, as users seemed hesitant to replace traditional audio auxiliaries. Now, looks like Apple users won't be the only one to loose 3.5mm audio connectivity.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has been the center of a lot of leaks and rumors. The device will feature the Snapdragon 830 and the Exynos 8895. Both of the processors will be manufactured on the 10nm process by Qualcomm. It's also rumored with a dual camera setup and Iris scanning, making for a total of four camera sensors for the device. Another upgrade for the device will be audio connectivity through the USB port, according to rumors.


Now, the USB Audio Class 3.0 has been detailed, which also brings Type-C connectivity for audio. Samsung's also rumored to bring a similar feature on its Galaxy S8. 3.5mm earphone jacks are now definitely looking to be a thing of the past. As the latest certifications get detailed, it's only a matter of time before we witness mass market adoption of the feature. Given that Apple's already leaped ahead of the curve, it's likely that Android manufacturers will soon follow suit.

Other features for the Galaxy S8 include a dual edged display with increased radians. Rumors claim that Samsung will only launched curved screen iterations of its smartphone lineup next year. The device will come in two screen sizes, and we're interested in any design/material changes for it. It's been a while for Samsung with the same old materials for its smartphones. Will things change next year? We'll find out soon enough. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.