New Galaxy S9 leaks: no headphone jack?

The Galaxy S9 is slowly becoming a hot topic as of late. There are a lot of lingering questions — Will Samsung change the design or will it pull an Apple "s"? Will it move the fingerprint scanner from that odd, side-of-the-camera position? And will it continue to put headphone jacks on its phones?
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6. notfair

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

If sammy removes the headphone jack then it's sad.. every other OEM will remove it...

10. ph00ny

Posts: 1995; Member since: May 26, 2011

I hope they keep the headphone jack

11. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Remove the stupid dual camera and give us 3.5 mm jack. I don't care about the fake bokeh either, it looks really bad.

16. Cat97

Posts: 1767; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Corded headphones will disappear in a few years. There is no reason to have a cable dangling out from your year while you walk or you are working out. I can understand cables in a music studio, but not anywhere else. We are in 2017, soon 2018. Cables be gone !

20. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Sure, you have a point, and I'll be okay with removing that a few years from now. But right now wireless headphones suck, and cost twice as much as normal ones. Not to mention we still don't have a universally accepted standard for pairing, battery stats and high-res audio. Till that time comes, let me live with my corded headphones and give me the option. They can push wireless forward and when it's matured enough, remove it. Also I'm totally not fine with charging one more gadget(headphones) unless there is a universal charging pad or something like that.

30. AxelFoley unregistered

Someone hasn't been on an airplane in a while. You ain't accustomed to going through customs, you ain't been nowhere, homes.

61. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

The Bokeh on the new Pixel phones is fake, but not on the Samsungs or Huaweis. This is real Bokeh because of the second lense system. The one on the Pixel is digital.

69. Boast_Rider

Posts: 532; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

That's not how bokeh works. No, both bokehs are digital. To create real bokeh, you need a large lens and aperture. Note 8 has defects in bokeh near hair. If it was real bokeh, it wouldn't have. I can explain the whole process of how it works, if you want.

63. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

The new Pixel phones' Bokeh is fake, but on phones from Samsung and Apple, it's real because of the second telephoto lens. On the Pixels, it is just digital.

15. Cat97

Posts: 1767; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Samsung badly needs the under-glass fingerprint sensor if it wants to beat Apple. I suspect a lot of iPhone X users will be annoyed by the lack of a fingerprint sensor. Let's wait and see...

19. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I would be upset if they took that feature away and told their users they must now look directly at the device to unlock it. So much for discreetly unlocking your phone in an office meeting, class, or at the dinner table.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I honestly do not see any reason why Samsung would remove the fingerprint sensor... So, even if the under-display fingerprint sensor isn't ready for the S9, at least there will definitely be a fingerprint sensor along with Iris!

27. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

Exactly. Plus, why would they buy out JBL? It wasn't for the sole purpose of Samsung Home.

17. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I feel that Samsung is trying too hard to emphasize what they can do with screen tech at the expense of other vital features, key amongst those being 3.5mm output and quality stereo front-facing speakers. And while the phone looks nice with next to no bezels, I have to ask at what point does it no longer become practical?

18. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

if they don't offer a non curve model. the s8 will be my las galaxy. i know that much

23. KingSam

Posts: 1372; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Now it's an iPhone x without the notch. Give us symmetry.

26. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I'll take, "Bullisht from a Fake Ass Leak" for $200, Alex.

28. santoss2013

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

no headphone jack??? I hope this is just a bad joke (-_-)

29. markobarko

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

According to drawings, there will be NO bottom chin. It's an optical illusion, that makes the lower chin appearing. I like the top bezel solution. Imagine you have a black front, you won't even notice a bezel there. Much more stylish than ifone bezel.

31. MrNobody123

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Well, I guess 2017 would be the last year for smartphones with headphone jack. LG was the last to save it but for how long? Though, they managed to delay it to be obsolete. I just hope when everyone is already embracing wireless audio, technology is ready as well. I'm hoping LG will still lead the way to it. Just like aptX wireless codec they introduced years ago.

32. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Way to soon to believe any of this.

34. max1c

Posts: 103; Member since: Oct 11, 2014

Man, I'm going to be pissed if there is no headphone jack. But even more so if they don't put a 4k/144hz screen on it. And that top bottom looks awful too.

62. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

There's absolutely no reason to have a 4k display besides VR. Plus, the battery life would be absolutely awful, unless you mind having a phone that's half an inch thick. :)

36. jarome

Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

We need the headphone jack to play FM. The cord is the Antenna. And yes on Stereo speakers.

70. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

I'm all for keeping the headphone jack and definitely wouldn't buy a device without it when there's nothing better out there, but you actually don't need it to play FM. You could probably do the same with a USB attachment similar to the Griffin iFM for iDevices back then: https://www.amazon.ca/Griffin-GC17088-Receiver-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B003ERT46W

37. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Same "leaks" we heard about the S8/S8+. Every year, people try to spread the rumor that Apple's latest questionable design decision will become the standard. When it doesn't, they move on to the next questionable design.

45. midan

Posts: 2578; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

If they want to remove that down bezel they have to ditch the headphone jack, so sooner or later it's gone If they want to keep up with the industry. With iPhone X Apple went to the next level and Samsung can't ignore it.

39. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Give it a few months to get better rumors. To early now.

46. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I think they will obviously keep the jack. They have been bragging about it just a few months ago, and they don't win any customers by removing it. It would be a brainless move. If they want to gain market share against Apple they have to differentiate.

47. midan

Posts: 2578; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It's gone sooner or later If they want to keep up with the industry, you can't remove bezels without removing headphone jack That's why Apple did it with iPhone 7 because they knew iPhone X design is coming and they wanted to make market ready for living without headphone jack This was also reason for google to do it now. Next year pixel will come without bezels.
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