The 3.5mm headphone jack might be a thing of the past as Samsung Galaxy S8 may be part of the joining the list of smartphones that have abandoned the 3.5mm headphone jack, if a new report is to be believed. The South Korean giant will reportedly remove the audio jack from the upcoming flagship Samsung Galaxy S8.
Reports indicate that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will only come with a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm-headphone-to-USB Type-C adapter. This will also mean that without the 3.5mm jack, Galaxy S8 users won’t be able to use headphones while charging the device. This year, LeEco, Motorola, and Apple were among the brands that launched smartphones without the 3.5mm audio jack.
No Home Button
Another report separately claims that Samsung Galaxy S8 may also ditch the company’s signature Home Button. The new report, in-line with an earlier report, suggests Samsung will not embed the fingerprint scanner in the home button, and will instead have it under the Galaxy S8 screen.
Pressure Sensitive Display
An earlier report said that Samsung may use pressure-sensitive display technology on its next flagship. Samsung’s pressure-sensitive display technology is expected to work similarly to Apple’s 3D Touch technology first introduced on the iPhone 6s.