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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73 Comments

48. RoyalMike unregistered

No the bottom bezel is of no use so it'll be better if it's gone.

51. midan

Posts: 2575; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

It can't be removed without removing headphone jack, i don't know why it's like that but currently it is. Maybe some tech nerd could explain the reason.

49. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Samsung purchased Harmon Kardon, the largest audio brand in the world. I am sure HK can bring some better audio to the Galaxy. Hopefully they include a high range DAC in both the headphones and the device. Samsung is likely not gonna drop the headphone jack, without replacing it with a better audio system. The biggest downside to audio over BT is we are already listening to MP3's where the data is compressed and data is lost. Then to send that compressed audio, BT stack compresses that data even further. Then there is the lose in quality over-the-air on top of it. Even BT5 won't change this. BT5 has higher bandwidth, but still requires compression. What would be great is if they create a new audio jack. For one that have the option to use the mini-headphone jack. Why is IP65 in the graphic? All of Samsung devices are IP68. They aren't gonna drop in certification. What I want to know is, since the Note 8 design is less curvaceous vs the S8+, why didn't they use the S8+ battery in the Note 8? I don't see Samsung putting a camera array on the S9. Assuming that many OEM's were goign to implement this concept and Apple rushed to be first. Looks like Apple rushed to be first and the tech wasn't even ready. Just like they tried to do with the screen mounted FPS. Samsung, don't remove the jack. Replace it with the smaller mini 2.5mm jack or create a new form of the jack. Maybe a new connector that is not round but flatten and wide and with 8 lanes for audio. That way you have 2 for stereo, 4 for quad, 7 for surround. Then create a cool box where you can plug in the surround sound speakers and hook up the phone. Yes please vertical the camera so the FPS is lower. This could also mean reducing the size of the wireless charging coil, which would mean slower charging wirelessly, which would be a downgrade there.

50. midan

Posts: 2575; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

But hey you said they will remove front cam :D , what happened for that?

53. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

It was just a prediction. You are worried about a fan prediction that is never actually ever happens? lol I can predict whatever I want. The front facing camera is gonna disappear eventually, because the bezel and sensors can only be made so small. It was a fan prediction based on the design direction. I never said it was a "matter of fact". Maybe you shouldn't get your panties all in a bunch with your trolling! Anything else you wanna say CNOUR?

57. midan

Posts: 2575; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Who is this cnour? I see this paranoid thing among Android users happening everywhere

56. Clars123

Posts: 1075; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

We heard this for the S8 and it still came with a headphone jack...Samsung better watch themselves. They've got a good thing going, this is the worst thing they can do right now.

58. Rocket

Posts: 626; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Remove the headphone jack, but give me a phone with two usb c ports.

64. Nionx

Posts: 181; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I Will stop buying Samsung phones if they join the "courage" club. My Note 8 Will be the my last journey to that galaxy and LG and the V series will be my go to devices. Dont do it Samsung...

65. Akraw

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

the headphone jack will surely gonna go ... whether we like it or not.

66. ahmadkun

Posts: 536; Member since: May 02, 2016

what makes samsung great is listening to us , so we can tell that we still need the 3.5 mm headphone jack throe this vote , http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=59f76033e4b04d6fbe2d104e

71. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Only 4 votes so far.

73. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

They didn’t listen about the finger scanner placement.
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