Samsung Galaxy S8 without headphone jack: yay or nay?

The tech world was in a bit of a shock when Apple launched the iPhone 7 without a headphone jack: this meant you can no longer easily plug in your favorite headphones, hook up the phone to external speakers, or connect it to your car audio via AUX. It also meant a little more space for a larger battery and possibly something more.

Now, the Samsung Galaxy S8, one of the most anticipated upcoming phones of 2017, is said to do the same: a rumor three months before the launch of the Galaxy S8 says the phone will not have a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, you will have a single, multi-functional USB-C port that supports fast speed transfers. Chances are also that in 2017 we will see a lot of headphones that come with an optional USB-C connectivity.

The headphone jack-less Galaxy S8 will obviously carry the same advantages and disadvantages as the iPhone 7: you won't be able to connect your favorite wired headphones without an adapter, but Samsung will have more space for a larger battery and who knows what else (we're rooting for a secondary camera, but early rumors say the S8 will only have a single rear camera).

So how do you feel? Do you like this new wireless future that is looming on the horizon? How do you think will Samsung use the space that it frees from the headphone jack?

Samsung Galaxy S8 without a headphone jack: yay or nay?

Yay! More space = longer battery life and cool new features
Nay! A gazillion audio gadgets use the 3.5mm headphone jack!



1. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Absolutely not. Getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack makes zero sense. You can use BT headphones with it included or not. Samsung, don't do this. Please. Also - Let's not forget that Samsung and other OEMs don't have to make phones INCREDIBLY thin, which would allow the battery size to increase with jack included.

14. Papa_Ji

Posts: 908; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Hey iPhonearena why are so late in publishing something against APPLE.... SAMSUNG DEFEATS APPLE IN US SUPREME COURT

35. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

A solid

36. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

A solid plus 1 for that link, @Papa_Ji !!

75. Diego!

Posts: 880; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Congrats to Sammy! Justice was done! :D

33. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well, if they put a second USB C port in its place, I would be all over that.

40. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

I like your idea. USB C port is the universal standard and with 2 ports you can charge your phone and listen to music at the same time.

73. FluffyBled unregistered

Well there will be wireless charging, so you actually do have a choice :o. However in that case they should include a wireless charging pad in the package!

47. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Usb c should become the new audio standard, and that would solve all the problems

50. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

thats the only way i could accept the removal of the 3.5mm jack.

59. jasrockett

Posts: 128; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Now ya talk'n Finalflash

74. phonearenarocks

Posts: 607; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

You'll have to join the Sammy design department.

2. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016


55. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

FAKE rumors, just to sell some more of the jack-less iPhone7 crap. And trying not only to make Apple look not such iDiots, but also ''innovators''. LOL Taking out the audio jack without offering better solution, is the dumbest thing Apple made.

60. sgtdisturbed47

Posts: 974; Member since: Feb 02, 2012

And yet Samsung still looks to Apple for such inspiration. Why is that?

63. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

How? LOL More like opposite. BTW this poll is more about to show what % are the die hard ifans here in PA comment section. For sure the normal decent ppl, using iOS voted against the removing the jack, too.

3. Kdk2020

Posts: 42; Member since: Apr 27, 2016

Samsung will most likely remove it. Why? The world is changing man! But for some reason....I see Samsung keeping it.

4. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

Wired headphones are still superior to wireless headphones, which makes removing it very stupid.

27. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1354; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

I wonder what one would do in a situation where you must use headphones to listen to music without annoying others and your BT earbuds are dead.

30. Amir123a

Posts: 126; Member since: Aug 27, 2016

Not stupid move at all. New headphones will come with usb type c output and you can always hook an adapter to your none usb type c headphones.

38. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"you can always hook an adapter to your none usb type c headphones." Then that means another accesory to buy and carry around, which isn't even a necessity at all. How about just not removing the 3.5mm jack in the first place? Easier that way!

6. j_grouchy

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Heck, they've kept the physical home button this long...

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Omitting the 3.5mm headphone jack is the most absolute nonsense in the history of technology. I don't know what are they thinking?


Posts: 655; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

That's it. Samsung is perma-banned from my consideration for future phone devices. They're still a top pick for TV's though.

7. shield

Posts: 888; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

R.I.P S8.

8. DFranch

Posts: 562; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I couldn't tell you the last time I actually used wired headphones. get rid of it.

12. LebronJamesFanboy

Posts: 671; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

I can't tell you the last time I drove a car since I live in the city. get rid of cars.

9. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

Nay... I'm old school

11. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

They better not remove it, there's no reason to

13. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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