No headphone jack? That could put me off the whole thing. A wired connection is simpler, more reliable and usually has technically superior audio.
Samath N8 808 owner, 17 Jul 2019Yup, agreed, you got a point there.
DAC has to be somewhere in the box itself, if we want mus... moreWell money hungry companies thinking only about money.
The top 10 people of Samsung will always earn much more than the most basic ones staff of samsung around the globe.
Same goes for apple, Sony etc.
There is no little greed is what drive you humans far.
Glad i am at completely different level.
CptPower, 15 Jul 2019Man even apple when removed jack wasnt cheaper even a tiny bit.
Apple XR cost a fortune even... moreYup, agreed, you got a point there.
DAC has to be somewhere in the box itself, if we want music playback out of the box.
And of course, not to mention the premium pricing itself.
Volca, 16 Jul 2019This is what makes me sad. Samsung provide one of the best earphones on the Box so far, removi... moreWell yes.
They will keep the price but remove any earphones and it will be if anyone wants it will buy which he wants.
And because jack is gone people will have only a wireless to pick from which will be available at that time.
aaronlee0712, 16 Jul 2019Oh wait, let me ask, why Sony still producing wired headphone listed under Hi-res Audio? Sennh... moreMan you can say whathewer you want i wont bother you.
The fact is companies sending jack a goodbye kiss apple was one of firsts now samsung.
In next 2-3 years Sony, LG, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, Lenovo, Motorola, Xiaomi etc will follow.
Anything which reduce cost of expenses but is able to keep the price is good for bussiness.
Its not mine decision is their decision.
But as Apple did not heard its customers and fanbase when released Iphone 7 without jack same goes to any other company.
They will remove it and you have nothing but to ascend over it and stop trying to win a war where a simple peasant is trying to defeat a behemont with fork or shovel.
CptPower, 15 Jul 2019My lady just one thing. Compared to apple Samsung at least gves their best earphones include... moreThis is what makes me sad. Samsung provide one of the best earphones on the Box so far, removing is such a shame. Unless they'll ship with Galaxy buds which probably wont happen.
All readers, this guy is declaring war to everyone because of Samsung going to remove headphone jack on upcoming flagship, and seems like he doesn't really understand the true meaning of some of the comments here. He called analogue audio port is completely useless feature, stupid hole for modern world, removing jack is good for business, bad for IP rating, Bluetooth killed jack long time ago, etc. Let us ask him, why on earth so many musicians, sound engineering, audio enthusiasts, DJ, producer, stillusing analogue jack? How about those mixer? XLR port? RCA port on TV/Home theatre system? Audio amp listed under pro-audio, Hi-res audio? Guy, the point being, Samsung is removing one of many ways to listen to music through smartphone.
CptPower, 15 Jul 2019Man many my customers and friends confirmed that earphones which have the ability to be wored ... moreOh wait, let me ask, why Sony still producing wired headphone listed under Hi-res Audio? Sennheiser's headphone under 'Pro Audio'? Maybe your world is small, and same to many of your customers and friends. And maybe you only listen to music in lossy format. "In present modern era jack is gone and should stay this way." Seriously? Oh, I am just wasting time replying to you.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2019Don't like it. Don't buy it. Maybe Samsung will come around when sales are bad, like when they... moreMan even apple sold pretty well without the jack so your statement is wrong.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2019Wake up boy. Where did the article say no sd card clot?They can remove SD card slot too.
Even 64GB is more than enough.
And 1TB forget the card.
Dishonored, 11 Jul 2019I do not know neither understand why people défend Samsung so hard
Asus : imma give p... moreCompared to Samsung Asus is complete crap which barely updates.
Even samsung barely updates at least their top phones can last few years before die
why?, 11 Jul 2019so its more a downgrade than an upgrade
no headphone jack no sd slotIts upgrade.
Samsung will earn more on a phone with less useless features such as SD card slot and headphone jack.
Bluetooth killed jack long time ago,
And 128GB or more disk space killed the SD card slot.
3.5mm Jack Fetishist, 14 Jul 2019Don't forget, adding a headphone jack doesn't mean Bluetooth will just go away.
At this point... moreMy lady just one thing.
Compared to apple Samsung at least gves their best earphones included in box.
At least for now.
Soon they remove it and keep the same price just to make more money.
We should be hapy at least with this decision.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2019But that's the issue. Nor only is it ridiculous enough that people defend it even though it's ... moreMan it was a great decision. I defend it right.
Removing jack was good for bussiness this should be done long time ago.
Anyway that stupid hol were always looking horrible and was bad for IP protection.
Another weak spot were removed praise the samsung.
aaronlee0712, 12 Jul 2019Maybe u have no idea analogue is best for audio. Also, dont tell me bluetooth is any better. E... moreMan many my customers and friends confirmed that earphones which have the ability to be wored and wireless as well playing music in same quality when used wired or wireless.
Your statement is wrong.
Any JBL, Bose, Sony, Senheisier, Jabra etc will outpreform any stupid wired earphones.
Your statement is wrong.
In present modern era jack is gone and should stay this way.
Aslipundit, 12 Jul 2019What a pity. I used to praise Samsung for retaining the 3.5 mm, but looks like they have succu... moreMan even LG is going to remove jack very soon. You see this year last LG flagship phones with that stupid hole feature.
Samath N8 808 owner, 12 Jul 2019You do know that, you can use USB-C even in a phone with 3.5mm jack, thus giving you all choic... moreMan even apple when removed jack wasnt cheaper even a tiny bit.
Apple XR cost a fortune even with plastic design and lcd screen.
I can guarantee you they removed jack but the price will be higher than before because new wireless earphones gets expensive.
Unless they remove them from box as well which i expect from Samsung.
mbokmu, 12 Jul 2019yeah, they get rid their most of the loyal note fanbase, if any brand would make an alternativ... moreSamsung is Samsung and Original note is Original note.
And have your desired jack which is a complete useless feature in modern world.
Anonymous, 12 Jul 2019But that's the issue. Nor only is it ridiculous enough that people defend it even though it's ... moreDon't forget, adding a headphone jack doesn't mean Bluetooth will just go away.
At this point, there are more phones with Bluetooth than there is phones with a jack.
Removing a feature so we could spend more on accessories, a complete betrayal of the Note series philosophy: every feature and every tool, on your palms, right on tap.