Galaxy S21: Samsung won’t bring back the headphone jack, and here’s why

Galaxy S21: Samsung won't bring back the headphone jack, and here's why


Ivan Blas

Samsung’s Galaxy S21Follow up to last year Galaxy s20 The flagship is almost here. On January 14, Samsung will host a virtual Galaxy unpacked Competition (Here’s how to watch live), Where the latest Galaxy S smartphone is expected to be unveiled approximately a month earlier than last year’s announcement. Rumors have been spreading New equipment for about months, fueled by out of box. Will the galaxy s21 come with a stylusThe Will it sport a new design? Will it replace the Galaxy Note lineThe

And the perennial question: will it include a headphone jack? Right now we can only say that maybe not. But if we learned anything from that time Samsung released its last Galaxy S flagship (Same day very The novel Coronavirus was officially named COVID-19), That anything is possible.

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Leaked teaser for Galaxy S21 Show a similar design to the S20 lineup, there is an in-screen fingerprint reader and a focused hole-punch front camera. But one thing you won’t see Leaked photos There is a headphone jack, which tells us that it is probably not in the card for the S21. Recently leaked Samsung glasses showing All three models of the S21 did not include a mention of a headphone jack.

there is Something happened Unfounded speculation about re-introducing Samsung headphone jack In 2021 as a kind of experiment. The thinking here is that a headphone jack may be enough to differentiate the Galaxy flagship from other premium phones by the likes of Apple and Google, which have forced users to change either. Wireless earbuds Or the dongle lifestyle in recent years.

This is an interesting theory, especially if you remember that Samsung had made an initial response to the original removal of Apple’s headphone jack from its 2016 handset, the iPhone 7. Apple’s move was one of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 launch events in the same year Punchline was created. And Galaxy Note 8 ads go one step ahead, made fun of the iPhone’s inexplicable dongle setup. But the tide turned and When Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 10 In 2019, it left the headphone jack on the cutting room floor. Last year’s Galaxy S20 also lacked a headphone jackTo nix it before the Galaxy S line.

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History may repeat itself with the Galaxy S21. When Apple decided not to include a charger or earphones in the box with its iPhone 12, Samsung also mocked that decision. but it now Rumors suggest that Samsung may follow suit. Tipster Evan Blass shows off a leak “What’s in the box” page from Samsung It lists a USB-C cable (brick charging sensor), ejection pin and Quick Start Guide citing environmental reasons only. And the box does not include headphones, yet there is another piece of evidence against the inclusion of a headphone jack.

One reason phone manufacturers like to lose jacks: thin bezels. The inside is slim, and a small bezel footprint allows for a larger screen without adding to the overall size of the phone.

Galaxy Buds Pro Leaked Image

The alleged Galaxy Buds Pro.


Another, perhaps more cynical reason: the company’s own wireless earbuds should sell better when its phone lacks a wired headphone jack. Apple’s AirPods Like gangbusters have gone, chances are the iPhone’s excused jack has no small part. And Samsung has got its own line of wireless earbuds Galaxy buds, Galaxy buds plus And Galaxy buds live, Reportedly upcoming hyping with equally prolific rumor mill Galaxy buds pro. So it makes sense for Samsung to stick to its decision to bid headphone jack adieu. Also, if the latest leaked promotional slides are accurate, Samsung may offer a pair of wireless earbuds with the S21 as a preorder bonus, Although it is unclear whether the offer will be available in the US.

We hope to get your reply on 14 January Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked Event, but in the meantime, So far we have heard about the Galaxy S21 here.

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