Galaxy S21: Samsung won’t return the headphone jack, which is why

Galaxy S21: Samsung won’t return the headphone jack, which is why

Evan Blass

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Samsung Galaxy S21Follow up last year Galaxy S20 Major, almost here. On January 14th, Samsung will host a default program Galaxy Unpacked Happened on the last day of these (Here’s how to watch live), Where the latest Galaxy S smartphone is expected to be revealed, about a month before last year’s announcement. Rumors spread For months now about the new machine, which fuels it Profuse leakage. Will the Galaxy S21 come with a stylus? Will you enjoy a stylish new design? Will it replace the Galaxy Note line?

The perennial question: Will it include a headphone jack? All we can say now is, maybe not. But if we have learned anything at that time Samsung has released its latest Galaxy S edition (in the same day The new Coronavirus has been officially named COVID-19), Is that anything is possible.

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Leaked Galaxy S21 teasers It shows a design similar to the S20 range, with an in-display fingerprint reader and a front camera that has a hole in the middle. But there is one thing you will not see in Leaked photos It’s a headphone jack, which tells us it’s probably not present on the S21 cards. The latest leaks show Samsung specifications For all three models of the S21 as well, no headphone jack is mentioned.

over there she has Some were An unsubstantiated guess about Samsung’s return of the headphone jack As a kind of experiment in 2021. The idea here is that the headphone jack could be enough to distinguish the Galaxy flagship from other premium phones like Apple and Google, forcing users to also switch to either Wireless headphone Or dongle lifestyle in recent years.

It’s an interesting theory, especially if you remember Samsung’s initial reaction to Apple’s original removal of the headphone jack from its 2016 phone, the iPhone 7. Apple’s move became the starting point for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 launch event that same year. And the Galaxy Note 8 announcements have gone a step further, They make fun of iPhone’s unwieldy dongle setup. But the tide has changed, When Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 10 In 2019, I also left the headphone jack on the cutting room floor. Last year’s Galaxy S20 also lacked a headphone jackFirst Galaxy S line to catch it.

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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 the iPhone 12, Samsung mocked the decision as well. but now Rumors suggest that Samsung may follow suit. Evan Blass A. Samsung’s What’s in the Box page It only lists a USB-C cable (without a charging brick), an output pin, and a quick start guide, with environmental reasons. Not including headphones in the box is another proof against the inclusion of the corresponding headphone jack.

One reason phone makers love to lose a socket: the thin bezels. Thin on the inside, the smaller frame imprint allows for a larger screen without adding to the overall size of the phone.

Galaxy Buds Pro image leaked

The alleged Galaxy Buds Pro.


Another reason that is perhaps more pessimistic: The company’s wireless earphones should sell better when their phones lack a wired headphone jack. Apple AirPods They went like gangsters, thanks in large part to the truncated iPhone jack. And Samsung got its own line of wireless earbuds, which is Galaxy BudsAnd the Galaxy Buds Plus And the Galaxy Buds Live, With an equally prolific rumor mill touting what’s alleged to be coming Galaxy Buds Pro. So it would be logical for Samsung to stick to its decision to introduce adieu headphone jack offer. Additionally, if the latest leaked promotional slides are accurate, Samsung may offer a pair of wireless earbuds with the S21 as a pre-order bonus, Although it is not clear if this offer will be available in the United States.

We expect our answer on January 14th Samsung Galaxy Unpacked EventBut at the same time, Here’s everything else we’ve heard about the Galaxy S21 so far.

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