Good news: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will probably come with a headphone jack
Samsung’s Galaxy Note will rise again.
The successor to the Note 7, one of last year’s best phones (before it started exploding and had to be discontinued), the Galaxy Note 8, is coming. New leaks have seemingly confirmed Samsung’s level of courage.
As we inch closer toward the Note 8’s rumored August or September launch and leaks continue to flow out of the faucet like there’s no tomorrow, new cases have now all but confirmed the Note 8 will have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Unlike a certain fruit-named company, Samsung doesn’t appear to have the “courage” to kill the headphone jack on its next flagship phone. Which is great, because it doesn’t really need replacing.
As you can see in the purported cases below, there’s a cutout the right of the USB-C port cutout for the headphone jack.
The other cutouts from left to right are for the S Pen stylus, speaker grille, and microphone.
You can see the Note 8 case leaks compared to the Note 7 above.
It’s great that many Android phone makers haven’t followed Apple down the headphone-less route.
Yes, wireless headphones are the future, but there’s still room for wired headphones to coexist. If anything, it’s another big way to differentiate Android phones from the iPhone.
The inclusion of a headphone jack just about completes the details on the Galaxy Note 8. Last month, VentureBeat leaked out a huge tell-all on Samsung’s Note 7 successor.
The phone will reportedly come with a larger 6.3-inch “infinity” OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, 6GB of RAM, and a 3,300 mAh battery (smaller than the Galaxy S8+’s 3,500 mAh battery, but better safe than sorry).
The Note 8 is also rumored to come with enhancements to the S Pen, which will allow for features such as full-sentence translation and currency conversions when hovering over text, as well as tweaks to make split-screen mode easier to use.
Lastly, the Note 8 is expected to be expensive potentially more than $1,000. But that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Apple’s iPhone 8 is expected to cost more than $1,000, too. If you’re looking for an affordable phone, you might as well look away now because the Note lineup will never be cheap.