The Essential Phone is getting a headphone jack by way of a magnetic add-on
by Milen Yanachkov / Sep 15, 2017, 3:37 AM
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone continues the trend of abandonment 3.5mm headphone jack, as it is apparently not an essential feature anymore. But puns aside, the jack is actually coming to the bezel-less phone in the form of a modular add-on! How exciting is that?
Okay, it won't actually be the jack by itself in some sort of a tiny, magnetic clip-on, it will instead be a part of a larger, dedicated hi-fi module for the phone, which could be a neat addition for audiophiles.
“We are working literally around the clock around the globe to get your awesome new things ready,” said the father of Android during a Reddit AMA. Another Essential employee further clarified during the AMA that ”our head of architecture is in Asia right now getting our high-end audio accessory super dialed. He graciously called me at 3AM today so we could talk about some specifics for our design.”
Let's hope that the hi-fi module doesn't get "super dialed" like the Essential Phone's camera, which by the way is going get fixed, Rubin claims. Supposedly. To some extent. By pushing out software updates...
Essential Phone to begin with, because it was "too big" and its inclusion would have resulted in a device with a "huge chin" and a "10 percent" decrease in battery life.But back to the 3.5mm headphone jack, Rubin claims it was omitted from the
If you want to check out the entire AMA, follow the source link below.
- Display 5.7" 1312 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3040 mAh
Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 07, 2017
I actually own this phone and the 360 camera. LOVE IT.....i would rather have the wireless charging dock first. I don't use a headphone jack anymore. i use bluetooth 5.0! lol
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 12:27 PM 0
Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 12, 2011
Is it to difficult to make a hole in the phone to inset the headphones that are so convienent that does not need anything else why the companies try to make it complicated , becarse, that generate lot of profit : batteries , adapters , batteries charges , etc
posted on Sep 15, 2017, 4:08 PM 0
Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016
The first Essential Phone is a complete failure to me. Since the companys name states it, the phone should have all the essential features of 2017 flagship. It doesn't. The use of titanium is a good thing, but the rest? Nope.
posted on Sep 17, 2017, 3:26 AM 0
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