They remove it because 3.5mm jack doesn't have enough functionality. Listen or record sound. With USB type C you can do much more. But they could include 2 USBs instead of just one. One for music and one for charging.
the lack of 3.5 mm would pack more battery instead😀😀😀 very funny
plz Sony always retain it
Maame Raggae, 07 Dec 2016Apple wasn't first to take the headphone jack off, LeEco and Lenovo started it allIt doesn't matter who started it. If Apple do it then it's sure that Samsung will do it too.
kevin97, 07 Dec 2016They need to copy Apple in every detail. jst why they need to remove it! everything is fine
Maame Raggae, 07 Dec 2016Apple wasn't first to take the headphone jack off, LeEco and Lenovo started it allwhy must wait until what apple did ?
Einstein said make things as simple as possible, but not any simpler.
Taking out useful ports is stupid. What is this obsession with light and thin. Apple and Samsung are going on wrong path.
so after note 7 disaster sammy want to put itself into more trouble
i didnt get it, is it too hard to make waterproof but thick phone with IR blaster big battery headphone jack type c port and fm radio
i mean come on it is getting ridiculous
kevin97, 07 Dec 2016They need to copy Apple in every detail. Apple wasn't first to take the headphone jack off, LeEco and Lenovo started it all
So Samsung was making fun of the removal of the jack by the Apple (if you remember the keynote for Note 7) and now they plan to remove it?
WTF is wrong with them?
PK95, 07 Dec 2016why they need to remove the headphone jack? i hope they dont! They need to copy Apple in every detail.
removal of 3.5 mm headphone jack??? soon other company will copy it and remove the headphone jack, they just want to remove the wired headphones and replace it with wireless headphones, maybe they will promote a wireless headphone on galaxy s8 like apple did on the iphone 7.
It's planned obsolescence, like the non-removable battery. Due to the lack of 3.5mm jack, the USB port will wear off much, much faster. Manufacturers want to force consumers to buy new phone earlier than they would have done otherwise, and they want to sell more products like an adapter or new headphones with USB plug or bluetooth headphones.
Anonymous, 07 Dec 2016Great, and make sure your laptop has a paralell printer port and a 9 or 21 pin serial port.
... moredo you think laptops are better than old school desktop? digital cameras better than DSLR? mobile games better than PS4's?
maybe someday wireless headsets will be better than wired ones, buy today...NO