Alleged Galaxy S9 components smile for the camera: there's a spot for a headphone jack

Alleged Galaxy S9 components smile for the camera: there's a spot for a headphone jack
It's a bit comical that the presence of a headphone jack would be such a hot topic in this modern day and age. It has been around since the 1950s and installed on pretty much any portable audio device since the original Walkman. Yet, in 2016, Apple pushed for a revolution — it made the “courageous” step of removing the 3.5 mm jack from the iPhone 7, stating that it's old tech and the phone is better off without it.

Now, we know that there were a few smartphones that tried to do away with the jack before, but they were largely unnoticed and forgotten. When Apple made the move, it opened the flood gates — tons of top-tier manufacturers removed the jack, either to save room inside the device or just to look hip and with the times.

Samsung is one of the few that remain stern on keeping the 3.5 mm jack on their devices — in 2017, both the Galaxy S8 and the Note 8 have it. Some rumors have suggested that 2018's Galaxy S9 will do away with the “archaic connector”, but they have been refuted by... well, other rumors. Last we heard on the matter, Sammy was keeping the jack and was also including a set of Bluetooth AKG earplugs with the phone.

Wait, why include wireless headphones if the phone would have the 3.5 mm jack?

It is, indeed, a good question to ask, but we would say it's safe to assume that rumors are not 100% correct. So, we are always on the look for affirmations from different sources.

Speaking of which, a photo of a set of alleged Galaxy S9+ components has popped up online. The part you are looking at is, supposedly, the USB-C flex cable component — the part, which connects the ports at the bottom of the phone with the motherboard and other respective hardware. According to whoever posted that picture, the spot at the very bottom is the place where a headphone jack is supposed to go!



Well, that's great, assuming it's true. But do take note of the dating on the components, seen at the top black par — 21st of August, 2017. If these are meant to go into a Galaxy S9+, surely they are prototypes and far from the final product.

source: /Leaks

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34 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Pretty sure Samsung will not remove the headphone jack..... Atleast not in this Gen.

2. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Long live the headphone jack

3. brazuca

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

I really don't care about the headphone jack, I only use bluetooth earplugs.

4. notfair

Posts: 761; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I really don't care what you use but the majority of us still wants a headphone jack.

18. brazuca

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

Bad for you because the headphone jack will be quite rare in the near future and I don't see Samsung using it in next Galaxy S model.

25. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

That's what everyone said 2 Galaxy S models ago. 3rd time's the charm? I doubt it.

5. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ahhh, I still remember PA promising us that Samsung were going to copy Apple and remove the 3.5mm headphone jack from the S7, then it was the Note 7, then S8, and etc... And the best part was watching the flock of Apple zombies celebrate such news and try to rub in the face of Samsung's fans who criticize Apple for removing it.

6. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

And the best part was watching the flock of Apple zombies celebrate such news and try to rub in the face of Samsung's fans who criticize Apple for removing it. LMAO lol Hahaha hahaha Epic post.

7. Cat97

Posts: 1970; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Put in a 10% larger battery and I will happily give up the headphone jack.

30. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

I rather have both. Bluetooth onky is not an option fir me. Just like Face ID only. Apple need to have both. This is why people are still loving Samsung and other Android phones.

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Pretty sure Apple wasn't the first one without the jack.

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Pretty sure they said it was done before but went unnoticed

32. mixedfish

Posts: 1563; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Yes the Oppo R5 came out with no headphone jack because it was less than 5mm thin, but that's a OK reason. Apple has absolutely no reason: not the thinnest, small battery and large bezels.

9. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung might have done the correct decision this time instead of copying Apple,by retaining the 3.5 headphone jack,as using the usb C port to much might cause more damage to it too quickly,and also might stop Samsung offering fast charging on there phones

10. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

But,Apple wasn't the first, so how could they copied them?lol

14. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Read the actual article...

11. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

No dual camera on the S9 then no thanks Samsung, dual camera on both.

15. Povea

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Pixel 2 is the best camera phone in the market right now, and it's a single shooter.

16. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I would defend this decision if Samsung were to offer single lens setup on both the regular and Plus models. But only adding a secondary camera to the Plus variant, is nothing but a dick move from Samsung.

20. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Well the S never had a dual camera at all. So why do they don't need one? I don't think it's a sick move. If you want dual camera, get the Plus. I mean it's plus for a reason. If they are both the same, then why call tj3 bigger one plus just because of size difference? Also Samsung hasn't confirm the S will not have a dual camera.

28. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What if I want all the features in the smaller body? Funny how you used to attack Apple for doing this, but now you're sucking Samsung D for this. Oh, and Techie, trust me, you're not fooling anyone in here, we all know it's you.

29. aegislash

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

He tried his hardest at first...but his identity has quickly seeped through the cracks. Typos galore, Samsung worship, Attacking Apple at any given moment....Techie in a nutshell.

31. talon95

Posts: 1002; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

For the smaller size they're going to have to decide between dual camera, and more battery. The camera module is the full thickness of the phone so I understand how in some cases it has to be one or the other. Also, for people who don't have $1k for a phone this differentiates the two models a little more and makes the base S model a little more affordable. Until they use the metal ion batteries we'll have to compromise. I'd really like to see them roll out next gen batteries even more than dual camera, but prepare for an expensive phone, especially if you want all the other features as well.

12. Nopers unregistered

Of course there's a spot for the headphone jack, Samsung works by pandering to the consumer and throwing every feature in to their devices. "We don't know what you want so we'll give you everything". Whereas companies with a vision for the future will start dropping them i.e Google, Apple, Motorola, HTC and hell, even Razer who are new to the party knows what's up.

24. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Unless Bluetooth headsets/earbuds come with the phones like wired ones do I don't see how removing the headphone jack if a vision for the future.

26. japkoslav

Posts: 1539; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

HTC USB-C sound card pretty much sucks sound wise. Razer never made good sounding product and it's first phone only proves it. It's not about vision but lighting licencing fees and new sold headphones + ofcourse people that defend this stupid decision.

27. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

OEMs that dropped the headphone jack are stupid. If you don't want a headphones jack, then Samsung isn't to you. They haven't removed it because their is no reason too. Wireless headphones overall suck, no matter the brand and no matter the price. It can't be wired options because of sound quality lost OTA. Once better arrives, then Samsung will remove it for the better option. Removing the jack on other phones gave you no benefit whatsoever. Also, just because they did it, doesn't mean everyone has They still make thin devices with larger batteries which Apple still doesn't give without the jack. So what benefit did Nyone get when they removed it? Nothing! Also it has been proven that Apple dongle, the Lightning to 3.5MM, actually reduces the quality of the audio with wired headphones. https://www.google.com/amp/bgr.com/2016/09/20/iphone-7-headphones-jack-sound-test/amp/ They probably did it to get you all to go wireless.

17. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

I hope it goes just so ppl can finally shut up about it lol. Ppl make a much bigger deal out of it then it needs to ever be, it's not like the functionlity is completely lost you just need a dongle if your still one of the few that really care about so called better audio through a wired connection.

22. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

1. *than, you're 2. "...you just need a dongle..." Some people don't like having to buy something extra when they didn't before & shouldn't have to.

19. ahmadkun

Posts: 650; Member since: May 02, 2016

samsung knows what people need .. that why people love smasung .. congratulation samsung's fans, you still can listen and charge your phone at the same time

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