Samsung to ditch headphone jack in Galaxy S8?

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It’s almost two months to February and we’re already tripping over the fact world’s largest smartphone manufacturer Samsung is going to unveil its flagship Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. And with the passage of time, rumours about the device that is expected to a life-saver for Samsung are only increasing.

According to a recent report by SamMobile, Samsung is going to take the high-road by ditching the headphone jack and replacing it with a standard USB-C port, something its arch-rival Apple has already been criticised for.

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The word is that Samsung will replace the standard headphone jack to make room for a bigger battery and integrate stereo speakers, which as some believe, it will make in collaboration with Harman, a company that it will be acquiring for $8 billion.

Bidding adieu to the headphone jack means that all our existing headphones will cease to be compatible with Samsung’s brand new smartphone (sob). Though it remains unclear if it will turn to Bluetooth or manufacture air-pod-like ‘hearables’.

Another rumour that is doing rounds these days is that Galaxy S8 might retain 2K display of its predecessor instead of going for a 4K display and the super-AMOLED panel will have a standard RGB panel, that will consume less power and make the battery last longer. A report by SamMobile also suggests that the company is also likely to ditch the home button on its screen and replace it with a fingerprint scanner to feature a proper fingerprint identification system.

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We’ve even heard that Samsung will launch Galaxy S8 in two variants- 5.7-inch model and 6.2-inch model.

Though, as of now everything is about the speculations, it’s safe to assume that Samsung Galaxy S8 is going be all about quality (specially after it’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle!). But we won’t know anything for sure until February next year. So guys, till then sit tight!