So, the HTC Bolt
is now official and so is its lack of a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Yup, HTC went the way of Apple and got rid of this “archaic technology”, supposedly to make more room inside the handset for other components and for easier waterproofing of the device. Whatever the reason, we could easily be witnessing the start of a trend here. The Moto Z
and Moto Z Force
also do not have a dedicated stereo jack, and some less-known Android phone
manufacturers have also done this on a model or two. We wouldn't be surprised if about 40% of next year's flagships lack the headphone port. Or, if not next year, the year after that.
We thought we'd ask you — how do you feel about this “trend”? Would the absence of a headphone jack be something that actually affects your buying decision moving forward? Well, maybe unsurprisingly, a large portion of the voters said that it would, in fact, be a factor for them. Check out the vote results right below!