The Samsung Galaxy A8s could ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack

The Samsung Galaxy A8s could ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 complete with a headphone jack

The Galaxy A8s is shaping up to be a pretty important smartphone for Samsung. Not only will it further expand the updated Galaxy A series, but it will also be the first to include a display hole. According to a new piece of information, though, it could bring one change that probably won’t go down too well with consumers.

Although still unconfirmed, it’s now being reported that the Galaxy A8s may do away with the beloved 3.5mm headphone jack. If true, this would make the device the first Samsung smartphone to not include the feature. Moreover, it’s likely to pave the way for its removal on future devices. As things stand at the moment, next year’s Galaxy S10 series is largely expected to retain the popular report. However, if previous reports are accurate, the headphone jack could disappear from flagship devices with the arrival of the Galaxy Note 10.

While the Galaxy A8s may be skipping this particular feature, Samsung certainly isn’t cutting corners with the device. In fact, a recent leak revealed that it would be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710, which itself will likely be paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Elsewhere, a 3,500mAh battery will be keeping the 6.4-inch display on.

Samsung’s Galaxy A8s is expected to go official in late December before a release in the new year. Initially, availability will be limited to China. But considering the new design, expansion to international markets shortly after is extremely likely.

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22 Comments

1. mr.joosue

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

F ‍ ‍

2. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Ughh the one phone I've been waiting for is the Note 10 and if it doesn't have a headphone jack, that's really going to be a disappointment.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4330; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

At this point a missing headphone jack isn't a big deal as I use icons 90% of the time and when I don't, a wired USBC set will do just fine seeing as I never plug my phone into charge.

18. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Too bad you don't represent every person who prefers using a headphone jack....

4. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

No eons has to drop the headphone Jack There is a Jack smaller then the 3.5MM one. I dont understand why they simply just dont use the smaller Jack instead.

5. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Wireless is the future. Using a 2.5 jack would be incompatible with most other devices anyway. Type c is a bandaid fix until wireless truly matches the performance.

7. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

nailed it

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

That's why they make adapters. And wireless tech can't be in large with wired tech. Just like wireless internet can never be faster than wired, or have the same quality, wireless audio is the same. Wireless has limitation that wint even be overcome, because anything trans tied in the air will lose quality. That is never gonna change bruh The Jack provides benefits that wireless will never acxomplish. Wireless may be the future, butnits never gonna replace wired tech fully.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 762; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

People who use the word never will NEVER innovate anything.

10. midan

Posts: 3123; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Nailed!

12. LEEDAQ

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

i agree wireless is the future but if there's a delay between video and sound that is technology which isn't ready, also sound quality is so fked

15. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

Agreed. Wireless tech still sucks right now and not on par with wired.

6. JMartin22

Posts: 2389; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Man, I’m nostalgic for the days I was tethered to a wire when listening to my music.

11. LEEDAQ

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

here we go again

13. monoke

Posts: 1197; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

So the future is either having to charge another device overnight or buying a dongle when one needs to charge phone while listening to wired headset? Geez... This future feels like 6 to 8 years ago. I don't know bout u?

20. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

The hardest choices require the strongest wills.

14. D34ever

Posts: 236; Member since: Jul 14, 2018

One less reason to buy this phone.

16. stulla

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Not buying a phone without the 3.5mm jack onboard.

17. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

What are you going to do when all phone remove it. I wont be happy either if Samsung removes on the note 10 even though i love my wireless jaybirds i use wired in the car because it does sound better then BT

19. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If Samsung removes the headphone jack, then they're a bunch of hypocrites who deserves to he mocked just as much as they mocked apple and others for removing it

22. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

You all are geting so upset over a maybe article. I dont know if its true or not but, PA is known to spread this rumor every year for that past 3 or 4 years that Samsung will remove it and they haven't. So lets just wait and see.

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