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After Relentlessly Mocking Apple, Samsung Drops the Headphone Jack

After Relentlessly Mocking Apple, Samsung Drops the Headphone Jack

Posted December 11, 2018 at 7:18pm by iClarified 路 13775 views
After years of mocking Apple, Samsung has dropped the headphone jack on its latest Galaxy smartphone.

The company just unveiled the new Galaxy A8s which features a 6.4-inch Infinity-O display (with a hole punch in the corner for the selfie camera), a Snapdragon 710 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, microSD and a triple-lens camera on the back.

After Relentlessly Mocking Apple, Samsung Drops the Headphone Jack


Notably, there is no headphone jack! Furthermore, rumors suggest that Samsung will continue to drop it from future smartphone models with the upcoming Galaxy S10 possibly being the last to feature a 3.5mm jack.

No comment yet from the company on why it's decided to exclude the jack from the A8s after mocking Apple relentlessly for doing the same.

Let us know what you think about the move in the comments and please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, or RSS for updates.





After Relentlessly Mocking Apple, Samsung Drops the Headphone Jack

After Relentlessly Mocking Apple, Samsung Drops the Headphone Jack
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D4xM4Nx
D4xM4Nx - December 12, 2018 at 10:26am
I find it amusing that if Samsung actually focused on following their own path, they might become a true iPhone competitor. With that being said, nowadays Samsung made a meme of themselves only good to bust a gut. Trust and respect denied 馃槀馃槀.
stevenlacross
stevenlacross - December 12, 2018 at 2:40am
I鈥檓 thinking about switching from iPhone 8 Plus to Samsung in the next couple of years, Samsung is finally starting to make a phone that I like, a phone just like Apples, and I don鈥檛 want to give my money to greedy apple anymore.
stevenlacross
stevenlacross - December 12, 2018 at 2:36am
They鈥檝e been on usbc since the s8 and note 8
Mang Domeng
Mang Domeng - December 11, 2018 at 9:52pm
The screen is not infinity yet if without the hole on the left-hand corner! It will be the same as the notch on the iPhone but more annoying because it will look like a huge dead pixel in this model. For iPhone they have accepted it because they know now that the notch holds valuable tech of the iPhone but a hole in the screen for the front camera is a dumb idea. It will be way more cooler if the front lens is hidden behind the screen. If only Samshot knows how to wait for the right time to release their tech and not to be always first and it is half-baked.
Mang Domeng
Mang Domeng - December 11, 2018 at 9:44pm
I think they will not let go of the headphone jack on the S10. It is the only reliable feature in their phone that makes it sell. Without it nobody will buy their crap anymore! Top phones that excels per feature. Best Battery: Motorola E5 Plus Best Biometric Security Implementation: iPhone Best Camera: Huawei Mate 20 Pro Best OS Reliability: iOS/iPhone Best Audio: LG V40 Best Display: Samsung Note 9 (*at least they got one here!) More 3rd Party Accessory Support: iPhone
nocci
nocci - December 11, 2018 at 11:37pm
Uh, you do realize iPhone XS Max has been ranked the best smartphone display and it came out after the s9 and note 9.
curtixman
curtixman - December 12, 2018 at 7:59am
You know Samsung designed and manufactured that screen right.
Mang Domeng
Mang Domeng - December 12, 2018 at 10:58pm
Hah! That鈥檚 what you know! Samsung is just a screen manufacturer of Apple. Apple does their screen design. Apple pays for the production of the screens, Samsung delivers. Apple and Samsung鈥檚 OLEDs are two different designs bit the same manufacturing technique by Samsung. How come Apple鈥檚 screens supplied by Samsung, LG and Sharp have the same designs. It is a form of infringement copying the same design from another manufacturer. So in this scenario Apple tells the OLED screen manufacturers what to do and they will just manufacture it as per Apple鈥檚 design.
Mang Domeng
Mang Domeng - December 12, 2018 at 11:00pm
I agree on that one. 馃憤馃徑
Mang Domeng
Mang Domeng - December 12, 2018 at 11:01pm
@nocci: I agree with you. 馃憤馃徑
curtixman
curtixman - December 13, 2018 at 3:52am
Well yes. Of course that鈥檚 how it works but they aren鈥檛 responsible for any unique or revolutionary tech with regard to those screens. The technology was developed by Samsung. Apple simply orders that screen in a particular form factor, color etc...
curtixman
curtixman - December 11, 2018 at 8:59pm
There are considerations. 1- it鈥檚 over two years later. 2- this isn鈥檛 a flagship phone. 3- Samsung phones support A2DP
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