Will the Samsung Galaxy S8 have a 3.5mm headset jack, or won’t it? We’ve already heard some rumors saying the Korean company will once again emulate Apple and ditch the analog connector, and today a new report might have confirmed that. Not directly, though.
Samsung is now said to be launching wireless in-ear headphones alongside the Galaxy S8, whenever the smartphone becomes official. It’s still unclear whether these will be bundled with the smartphone, or sold separately (or both). The rumor also doesn’t explicitly say we’re talking about truly wireless headphones, like Samsung’s own Gear IconX or Apple’s AirPods. However, it does claim that Samsung really wants to put out a product to compete with the AirPods, so we assume these could be truly wireless after all.
Harman audio tech may be inside the headphones, but probably won’t, since Samsung’s acquisition of Harman has happened recently and the headphones were probably already in development by then.
So while this rumor doesn’t directly say that the Galaxy S8 will be devoid of a 3.5mm headset jack, that sure is implied by Samsung’s alleged plan to unveil wireless headphones alongside its next flagship handset. It may once again do what Apple did, and try to soften the blow of the missing port by presenting the world its own AirPods alternatives.