Do Androids still have audio jacks?

Do new Androids have headphone jacks?

Phone manufacturers frequently ditch 3.5mm jacks for their flagship phones despite being one of the most-requested features from smartphone buyers. So it isn't a given that your next Android phone will have one. Thankfully, some companies have heard the call and kept the headphone jack around.

Do phones have audio jacks anymore?

The removal of the headphone jack in phones is intended to make wireless headphones more convenient and appealing to the masses than wired ones. Dongles are annoying and cumbersome, especially on phones. Sometimes you want to charge your phone AND use earbuds at the same time.

Why did Samsung get rid of the audio jack?

One reason phone makers love to lose the jack: thinner bezels. Thin is in, and a smaller bezel footprint allows for a larger screen without adding to the phone's overall size. Another, perhaps more cynical reason: The company's own wireless earbuds ought to sell better when its phones lack a wired headphone jack.

Did Android remove the headphone jack?

While other Android makers have followed Apple's lead and removed the headphone jack from some of their phones, Samsung is the biggest Android maker to do so–which doesn't bode well for the future of the 3.5 mm jack. It looks like “courage” will become the new standard going forward.

Why is there no 3.5 mm jack?

The 3.5mm jack is over 50-years-old and doesn't do much besides carry an audio signal. It needs its own power amplifier and digital audio converter, which can be built into headphones, so removing the jack makes room for other things, such as a second speaker.

Who removed 3.5 mm jack first?

As it turns out, Oppo was the first major brand to ditch the headphone jack with the Oppo Finder a full four years before the iPhone, and again with its mid-tier Oppo R5 in fall 2014. Here's why Oppo pulled the 3.5mm port first, and why Apple's move ultimately resonated more with the public.

Why doesn’t the S20 have a headphone jack?

The decision to remove the headphone jack is similar to Samsung deciding that it didn't want to have removable batteries on its smartphones anymore.

Is 3.5 mm jack going away?

Audio jacks are endangered, but they're not gone. … The joy of the 3.5-mm headphone connector is that it's one of the few truly universal standards left. You can use pretty much any pair of corded headphones—no need to worry about whether they're Lightning or USB-C or whether the connectivity will blip in and out.

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