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Samsung Galaxy S8: Everything we know so far

By Cookie Monster - 26 Mar 2017

Farewell for the headphone jack?

5. ) Will the 3.5mm headphone jack disappear?

After Apple took away the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, speculations were abuzz on whether Samsung would follow suit.

SamMobile reported that Samsung will replace the headphone jack with the USB Type-C port. However, leaked schematics and 3D renders appear to show the existence of a headphone jack on the Galaxy S8. It was later confirmed by tipster @evleaks that the headphone jack will live on to see another day. The 360-degree video of the Galaxy S8 handsets also shows a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom.

Given how Samsung switched from removable battery on the Galaxy S5 to the Galaxy S6 a few years ago, we won't be surprised if future generations of the Galaxy S series will ditch the headphone jack. For now, we still expect to see the headphone jack on the Galaxy S8.