It should be like Meizu Tero with no ports jack and anything else. Completely closed from any water or dust damage.
Anonymous, 04 May 2019"Useless to say a lot a phone with 3.5mm jack just have low quality DAC to reduce the cost"
t... moreYeah that's true, lot of phones simply use the integrated dac of the soc, and do not sound so good, nor so bad. And phones with dedicated dac and amp sound better. That doesn't mean our dongle can't be better than the SOC one. Also, since the usb C also send analog signal, au USB-C headphone or a dongle will just sounds as good or better than a integrated jack. There is really nothing to loose.
But for the future, we will probably see now headphones with usb-c and quality integrated DAC from good brand that will sound better than if we have kept the jack port on the phone. A new market is created.
Hildr, 04 May 2019Well, this was also a really goo joke, thank you.
Now for the real thing. your headphone ja... more"Useless to say a lot a phone with 3.5mm jack just have low quality DAC to reduce the cost"
the quality of integrated DAC on a phone is depends on the SoC itself, unless it has discrete DAC.
I will switch to usb-c headphone/earphone if audiophile manufacturers (like wooaudio, Schiit, iFi etc) produce their hardware such external DAC only using usb-c as audio output.
Love the Community, 04 May 2019Suicide is a joke... Anyways, it's real important to have a jack which is thinner than a norma... moreWell, this was also a really goo joke, thank you.
Now for the real thing. your headphone jack into a phone use the same technology than a dongle, except the DAC is integrated into the phone and then, its quality is the manufacturer choice. Useless to say a lot a phone with 3.5mm jack just have low quality DAC to reduce the cost, since your average joe will not see the difference. But you can choose the quality of your dongle. So, if not as "sleek", dongle have same if not better quality than an integrated jack port. Please stop with this "jack port on phone is a better quality" non sens.
I don't understand why all manufactures fighting each other to win bezels size war? As the result we are getting motorized crap or notch and phones for which it is almost not possible to use a cases for protection! Is it really what we want? I don't see a problem to have a top bezel with camera and bottom bezel with fingerprint reader.
Other current trends are even worst: no 3,5 jack, ridiculous 19x9 or even 21,5x9 "dachshund" screen ratio, no card slot.
The last perfect to me phone was Huawei Mate 10 (non pro variant)
Anonymous, 03 May 2019still no Pie or even just Oreo update for Zenfone 5Q? smhThat's what you get for buying an entry level phone. You could've gotten the 5Z.
[deleted post]Suicide is a joke... Anyways, it's real important to have a jack which is thinner than a normal 8mm body. No modern tech can top the quality of the headphone jack. What if I want to grab the phone by something else? I can grab a phone out of my bag with my headphone cord which is still connected whilst being charged via powerbank at the same time; Plus no dongles so it's all clean and sleek.
temp, 03 May 2019who care for that old tech.
there is type-c headphones included in the box.I do. We all do.
I mean I want to die fast by sleeping with headphones and music on while charging the phone at the same time.
ProJames-CHM, 03 May 2019Dang imagine that. If they could fit a big(ger) speaker in those dual sliders, the sound woul... moreIt would be great for literally everybody who one about the HTC One phones and the Axon 7. It could be the upgrade though hat we all need
Walter C. Dornez, 03 May 2019It could be for front firing stereo speakers. That would be sickDang imagine that. If they could fit a big(ger) speaker in those dual sliders, the sound would be so powerful and clear and dang this is exciting
Jojo, 03 May 2019Another fake Chinese render. Bezel and chin will be much bigger on real phone. What is the IP ... moreASUS is Taiwanese. Whether or not it's Chinese is up to debate but I consider Taiwan independent from China.
temp, 03 May 2019who care for that old tech.
there is type-c headphones included in the box.a reply from someone who clearly hasnt heard how a real headphone/earphone sounds coming out of either a balanced 2.5mm, a normal stereo 3.5mm, or a balanced 4.4mm headphone jack. Tho you need a dedicated DAP for that.
That aside, 3.5mm jack is still a selling point to some people who wants to game on the phone while charging, or simply wants audio without big latency which is important for rhythm game players. Heck, you only need to plug and it plays, no pairing, and no battery concern.
Another fake Chinese render. Bezel and chin will be much bigger on real phone. What is the IP rating? When is someone going to ditch the front camera completely or put it behind the screen? Pop up camera phones are to fat.
People always underestimate oppo vivo, but all other brand always follow them..example water drop notch first used by oppp f9, pop up camera by vivo nex s... This two company should be appreciated for their innovative idea what so ever good or bad
Vulpecula, 03 May 2019Asus didn't ditched 3.5mm jack at last 845 flagships, so I'm expecting 3.5mm jack in ZenFone 6.who care for that old tech.
there is type-c headphones included in the box.