Latest Honor 9 leaked images confirm lack of 3.5mm headphone jack

Latest Honor 9 leaked images confirm lack of 3.5mm headphone jack
As technology advances, more and more handset makers replace various components inside their products with new, better ones. However, there's a new trend among major players in the smartphone market, as many companies have decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it with the USB Type-C port.

Apple and HTC have already done it, but other brands are looking to follow in their footsteps. Honor, the Chinese company that launches premium smartphones, is expected to launch a new flagship that supposedly lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The first leaked pictures of the Honor 9 shown the upcoming device strongly resemblance the current model, but none of the images offered us a look at the bottom of the phone.

However, a new set of images recently leaked provide us a better look at what's to come. The new pictures show the Honor 9 from different perspectives, including the bottom and top sides of the phone.

Apparently, Honor has decided to drop the 3.5mm audio port altogether, so the bottom side of its next flagship features the audio grill and the USB Type-C port only.

One other picture reveals that Honor will keep the dual-camera setup for its next top-tier smartphone, as well as the overall design and form factor. One significant change is the relocation of the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor to the Home button on the front side.

Other than that, don't see to be any other visible changes that would strongly differentiate the Honor 9 from the previous model. Obviously, since the pictures aren't obtained through official means, we recommend our readers to take the information with a grain of salt, even though the new images come in line with the previously leaked pictures.



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14 Comments

1. yalokiy

Posts: 950; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Looks like edited Honor 8.

2. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Screw moto for making this no 3.5mm bs trend

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1551; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Just makes weeding out the choices easier.

5. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

And screw everyone that follows the trend.

3. notfair

Posts: 719; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I mean, at the moment I will never buy a phone without 3.5mm Jack, this follow apple bandwagon is ridiculous. Who the hell makes these decisions?... I mean they really think that apple users will buy their phones if they remove the 3.5mm jack? On what market research are they relying on? "people_tend_to_move_from_apple_to_android_faster_​if_the_3.5mm_jack_is_removed--research_study.pdf"

6. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

*cough* Lightning royalties *cough*

7. SyCo87

Posts: 298; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Adding the front fingerprint reader and removing the reflection effect on the glass makes it lose its uniqueness and it now looks like an iPhone.

8. epdm2be

Posts: 819; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

... and soon lack of buyers as well. FU huawei for making this ridiculous decision. I love the Honor 8 but this is a no-go.

9. skips

Posts: 477; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

less ports? what's cooking up for next gen phones, no ports at all lololol-- wait wireless charging is a thing and so is cloud service. i can picture an idiot trying to do that now. oh no.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

I can't go back to a phone with big bezels...

11. Kevinwoo1234

Posts: 3; Member since: May 05, 2017

There it goes again. Another Chinese manufacturer trying to follow Apple like a loyal dog

12. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

-Dual cameras:CHECK -Big ass bezels:CHECK -No headphone jack:CHECK Ladies and gentlemen, the typical Apple-wannabe phone

13. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Huawei motto: When Apple jumps off the cliff we will also jump of the cliff. \o/

14. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

*off...

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