Samsung oh Samsung stop this Apple obsession. Jet black in s7 edge and no 3.5mm socket in s8. Might as well change ur brand name to Pineapple.
You are a giant and class leading brand urself yet why this compulsion to do as them.
303tk4, 07 Dec 2016Hope it turns out fake. It's sheer stupidity. Omitting 3.5mm jack has nothing to do with ne... morethey had problems with microsim, si they went nano. I still have no idea what they got with that 2/1mm of extra space
let's just hope that other OEMs don't don't follow them, or at least OnePlus and Xiaomi
another sign that sammy went apple. now its more or less only the os in difference. i hope s8 will blow up, so they can learn to go sammy and away from apple. just like before!
There is nothing wrong with new technology if it brings changes for good. But this 3.5 mm jack fiasco will bring more charging port problem and hence more money to company. No wonder Samsung and other companies are following Apple.
Hope it turns out fake. It's sheer stupidity.
Omitting 3.5mm jack has nothing to do with new technology..
We can use Bluetooth headphones regardless of whether it has headphone jack or not. (and I actually do for years)
Pitting the jack does no hurm except tiny bit of space.
Samny Copy cat should be copyrighted.
Baaaad decis... Ummmm, copy.
As usual samsungs ready to follow. I bet the note 7 presentation guy has been replaced too.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2016Yes of course, and it bothered them on ip7, the phone they would never buy anyway, now when it... moremaybe samsung will release bluetooth earbud with a lil bit cheaper price than apple, cheaper around 10$ ...
Because samsung want to get more space to increase the battery volume.So not input the 3.5 jack and home button again.
Samsung, I don't mind the phone to be bit thick, but please, KEEP THE 3.5 mm HEADPHONE JACK!!!
Would it shock more if next they announce the battery capacity/size will remain the same because they don't want it to explode like Note 7?
It is funny to see how various oems doing exactly what apple does although it is not something to improvement but just another hassle for consumers.
Cruzito, 07 Dec 2016I remember when the Samsung guys bragged how the Note 7 had a headphone jack LOL Exactly my thoughts! So much for early-bird jabs at the competitor!
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2016Great, and make sure your laptop has a paralell printer port and a 9 or 21 pin serial port.
... moreIt's not about wanting newer tech. 3.5 jack does its job. It's more durable because the headphone input can rotate 360 degrees. And it doesn't need to be shared with other accessories.
Greedy companies just don't want to pay the licensing fees for it while still charging a premium.