Here's the dongle you'll need for headphones on the Galaxy Note 10

Here's the dongle you'll need for headphones on the Galaxy Note 10
It almost doesn’t feel real but alas, Samsung’s ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10 and there’s nothing we can do about it. The change isn’t quite official yet but it will be in less than a week and to help mark the occasion it seems the company has created a dongle for the millions of wired headphone users out there.

The adapter, which will presumably ship inside Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ boxes, should also be available to purchase separately via Samsung’s website and inside physical stores in the case of loss, damage, or perhaps even the worst scenario possible – theft by an iPhone user. When you receive your 3.5mm to USB-C dongle, be it the original or a replacement, do make sure to keep it closely guarded as Apple users are often on the lookout for new ones to replace their originals even if their phones don't have USB-C ports.

Pricing information is yet to emerge but 3.5mm adapters typically retail at $9.99. For this price, consumers gain access to a sleek, minimalistic design that’s characterized by a rubber material. On one end of the dongle, users will find a modern USB-C connector with an outer aluminum layer that allows it to fit perfectly inside Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ USB-C ports. Because the port isn’t proprietary, the dongle should work with most other Android smartphones.

On the opposite end of the adapter sits the elongated tube which was previously built into Samsung flagships. It offers the exact diameter required to fit a 3.5mm headphone jack perfectly and will allow users to continue using their legacy headphones. Lastly, connecting both ends of the dongle is a short cable.

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41 Comments

1. bacano

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 24, 2019

Ok then.

2. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I hate dongles but can’t complain.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This wont make me not buy the N10+ but, I am not happy about it. I think Samsung made a mistake, I guess time will tell.

20. LiveFaith

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

I'm the same way. They should bundle a dongle in the box that allows charging and listening simultaneously. Nevertheless with the stylus already on board taking up internal space and the myriad of other large screen devices available, Samsung is probably under pressure to squeeze in all the battery possible. Honestly, once you have BT buds, most of this is mitigated. But the wired option is always welcome.

27. oldskool50

Posts: 1326; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

How many people do you honestly see using wired headphones now. I'm not saying it's a bad idea for them to remove it. Just saying, how many people you think are still using it? I used corded headphones mostly as backups for if wireless ones die while I am out. I prefer wired for quality, but the inbox headphones even though the AKG ones are better than the ones most OEMs inclued in the box, but they still arent that great. If killing the jack means it will force Samsung to put even better headphones in the box, then fine. I don't understand why no one just used the smaller Jack. There are smaller Jack's than the 3.5MM one

35. Fred3

Posts: 495; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I've said the same thing. You will be lucky to see anyone using corded headphones. The only time the Aux is really needed is in the car but you can leave the dongle connected to Aux cord inside the car so it's really no problem at all. The supposed to be an update in the works for bluetooth connectivity that give better sound and connection. Me being mad at no headphone jacks would be like being mad at cassette tapes and cd's. Tech is evolving and you can't want innovation and not evolve.

39. oldskool50

Posts: 1326; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

For me I've been using corded headphones since the 80's when the Sony Walkman was a thing. With every product since, I've rarely ever used any included headphones, becaus ethey sound liek crap. Samsung original headphones that came with Galaxy device sucked, but they were better sounding than the ones Apple includes. Years later and phones costing $1000? Stop putting cheap corded headphones in the box. Give us better sounding ones. Apple owns beats. yes Beats headphones suck. But they are better than the ones Apple includes by a huge margin. The iPhone X, should have included the Beats X wireless headphones. Now that Samsung has removed the jack, they need/should include the Galaxy Buds in the box. Screw dongles. if you want or need a dongle for yoru wired headphones, buy it. The fact is, if Samsung puts wireless headphones in the box, no one is gonna use that stupid dongle. Apple stopped including it because less people are using them when you consider the sales of the AirPods. Even though the dongles are cheap, the OEM will still rather save verey penny, then to give you anything. At leats Apple for sure. Samsung includes any needed accessories for the price, which is awesome. But the fact is, whether wireless headphones are great or not, they are becoming the new norm and we have to accept the fact things change.

30. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It won't make me not buy it either. The stupid hole in the display already made me decide I'm not buying it. This just adds one more reason to the list. I'll stick with my Note 9, it's still the best I can get, and see what others come up with to get my business. I've bought every Note since the Note 4. I won't buy any more until the unnecessary compromises are dropped.

5. Darckent

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

Phonearena are actually acting like this is a proud thing copied from apple.. the references to apple users on the lookout acting like apple did it first (even though they didn't) .. This site is hilarious.. Does anyone really come here for serious unbias phone news anymore? If you want that gsmarena is the place to go

6. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

There isn’t a single thing in this article which implies that Apple ‘did it first’. Stop reaching.

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

THANK YOU!

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 569; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Oh get over yourself, it's just a bit of humor. A serious article about a dongle would be a bit damn boring, wouldn't it?

22. Alcyone

Posts: 313; Member since: May 10, 2018

Guessing the Apple user needs the dongle for their ipad? Don't see usb c on iPhone (yet). Cause, Apple should include one, when they do convert.

18. LiveFaith

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Snowflake alert!

24. Venom

Posts: 3410; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

P. S. The GBA SP did it first over a decade and a half ago. Thought you might want to know that. That's stating facts, not agreeing with Aegislash.

9. DolmioMan

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Where have I seen that before?

41. cmdacos

Posts: 4106; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Looks like an adapter from the 80s

10. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

After a year of using an iPhone XS Max, I could not care less about a headphone jack. In fact, I enjoyed the AirPods so much that I also purchased Galaxy Buds to go along with my Note8. So no headphone jack on the Note10/10+ is something I am not even remotely concerned about. (And I’m someone who initially shamed Apple/other OEMs left and right for the decision) Samsung, it’s time to bring on the best phone of 2019. I’m impatiently waiting.

11. JamesW

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

We all knew it would happen at some point. Can't get upset that Samsung was able to hold out 3 years before converting.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17311; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Technically, they didn't hold out. My Samsung Omnia a decade ago had no headphone jack, just a single shared charging/headphone port. This isn't holding out, it's taking a step backwards.

12. shiv179

Posts: 152; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

"or perhaps even the worst scenario possible – theft by an iPhone user" - hahaha thanks for the laugh Joshua!

13. Xavier1415

Posts: 174; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

ok.............

15. antroid

Posts: 386; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Maybe the headphone jack is on the s-pen :D

16. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Do you guys know that there are different types of dongles that don't actually have to hang from the phone like this. Dongles have come a long way. You don't have to be stuck with these outdated options.

19. LiveFaith

Posts: 454; Member since: Jul 04, 2015

Links welcome. How about one that lets you listen to music AND charge phone at the same time. Kinda like, well, uhhh, the last 5 or 6 Notes.

31. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

17. Nionx

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Just slowly twisting the knife while rubbing salt in the wound.

21. talon95

Posts: 994; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Samsung made fun of Apple for the same move. I think we all have a right and obligation to make fun of Samsung this year. It's a lame move on a workstation Note device, i think it would have been more acceptable on the S11. Sure they've given me two free pairs of wireless headphones at this point (over ear and in ear). And the dongle can be used on any device and is inexpensive, but I think they still should have waited a little longer. They'd better bring their A game and have some really awesome features in its place that are more valuable to users than the 3.5 was.

23. MsPooks

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

I think people have lost sight of the fact that the USB port IS the headphone jack now. So technically, no phone has lost the headphone jack; the jack has just evolved. And how do people lose dongles, anyway? Connect your headphones to it, and leave it there!

28. AbhiD

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Only that no good headphones with USB C port are available in the market. So no, USB port is not an evolved headphone jack. It's a compromise!

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