The headphone jack has been debated about ever since Motorola was the first to pull an Apple before Apple did. In short, both companies released a feature smartphone in 2016 without a headphone jack, though Apple (iPhone 7) called it “courage” and Motorola (Moto Z) was trying to make a stupidly thin phone.
According to well-acclaimed leakster LlabTooFeR, the HTC U 11 will not feature a headphone jack, but instead, HTC will include a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter so you can still use your favorite pair of wired headphones.
#HTCU11 will have USB-C -> 3.5mm adaptor inside the box...— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) May 3, 2017
Believe it or not, the HTC Bolt (HTC 10 Evo, in other markets) didn’t come with an adapter, though one was offered for free. In the HTC U Ultra’s case (as well as the HTC Bolt’s), there was no headphone adapter in the box, though there was a pair of HTC’s Usonic earbuds with a USB-Type C connector.
The HTC U 11 is to be announced in Taipei on Tuesday, May 16 and will feature a squeezable frame that interprets gestures based on taps, swipes, and applied pressure. If you haven’t already, check out the specs that leaked off the retail box.