Abhi-Darth-Plagueis, 15 Mar 2020Not necessarily, I mean there are other, less powerful implementation of GPU architectures whi... moreDon't give them ideas pls xD. Imagine you forgot your gpu mod at home and your phone can't display anthing lol.
Wired connection will never dies in all type of fields! and it will remains the strongest and the best!
card board, 15 Mar 2020It's old, we should've move on to a newer technology.
Today phone should've stick with balanc... moreYou dont benefit from having it removed. But you do lose options.
Why even go for something that doesnt even benefit you
Pabliell, 15 Mar 2020You know what, I'd understand removing the headphone jack from low-end phones, simply for cost... moreLook kid those who bought $200 smartphones aint gonna buy $100 headphones. But if someone paid $1100 for a smartphone, they might buy the $100 buds. (Also, the jack at best costs $10 to add.)
Love the Community, 15 Mar 2020Is there any bluetooth amplifiers that runs on Bluetooth 5.1 or latest and has all of Qualcomm... moreHave you checked Fiio BTR 5?
it's best of both worlds. A 3.5 mm Bluetooth adapter that's rather small and contains dual DACs, of the type found in latest LG high-end phones. And yes,it supports all the Bluetooth codecs, even Sony's LDAC. Could even be used as USB dac with laptop/computer. even got a 2.5 mm balanced output, 'apart' from the 3.5 mm jack. A freaking FPGA also!
I missed my chance to buy one of these and now, in my country , they're out of stock for 2 months :(
WazzaG, 15 Mar 2020And you obviously don't have a good grasp of.... Oh forget it, I'm fed up dealing with someone... moreLiving in the technological stone age would be insisting on old tech like using those sliding phones etc. But yea I get it, you want to be ripped off by those companies. You wont stand up against them even though they force you to buy their own wireless buds that cost 3x more but have worse sound quality.
Even if that wasnt the case, why even is taking it out good? I mean, just put it there. You can still use your wireless headphones even if there is an audio jack. They dont really use that extra soace either. You dont even benefit from it being removed.
There is no benefit for you, but there is a loss for others.
You might not get hurt from it. But it doesnt benefit you either
ProJames-CHM, 15 Mar 2020Haha lol. Though in reality it would never work. Whoever plays games on a phone and not on a S... moreNot necessarily, I mean there are other, less powerful implementation of GPU architectures which require lesser TDP. Like in embedded chips or U parts of laptop socs from AMD and Intel. Because even the most demanding mobile games don't require the likes of graphics horsepower an RTX 2080 ti would provide to play Ray-tracing enabled, battlefield 1 or tomb raider or metro Exodus. Thus the external GPU would not need to be that big or powerful.
While we have fans on phones these days, efforts are also there to create fanless compute sticks. So fanless (or with fan), small GPU modules is certainly possible. The best part would be no need to get x86 architecture on these 'Thunderbolted' GPU modules - means more power-savings. (However little it is) as well as no need to pay intel for x86 license, compared to current crop of embedded SoC GPUs which come onboard with x86 processors.
An external GPU Moto mod type eco system would definitely catch lots of eyes.
But let's live in reality. Because even if all my wishful thinking does come true, mobile game devs would still devlop just pay-to-win crap and nothing serious.
It's old, we should've move on to a newer technology.
Today phone should've stick with balanced xlr output instead of 3.5mm jack!
ProJames-CHM, 15 Mar 2020That bit is actually already reality with laptop dGPUs. Release a phone with Thunderbolt suppo... moreExactly the thing I said almost 10 days ago. And it couldn't happen sooner.
AnonD-908380, 15 Mar 2020That's where I got the idea from xDHaha lol. Though in reality it would never work. Whoever plays games on a phone and not on a Switch likes the fact that their phones are lighter and smaller than proper hardware. A dGPU for phones would void this advantage.
AnonD-908380, 15 Mar 2020Oh right. The GPU should also be external with USB-C and not a part of the SoC.That bit is actually already reality with laptop dGPUs. Release a phone with Thunderbolt support (same post as USB-C) and installable drivers (or an NVIDIA and AMD blob) and there, external GPUs.
Losing the headphone jack on phones is just the beginning. Rumors point to Apple ditching the lightning port on the 2021 iPhones... ugh.
WazzaG, 15 Mar 2020Thanks for that. Most helpful, a nice change from the snide comments that normally frequent th... moreDon't know what issue you are referring to. I know that the latest firmware is 4.2.2, which supersedes the previous 4.1.1 firmware. Maybe you were referring to the loss of effectiveness of the ANC since 4.1.1, which I believe hasn't been resolved. I say believe because I own these headphones since mid-2019 and had 4.1.1 preinstalled. I find ANC to be very good and 4.2.2 only slightly improved it. Maybe a placebo effect though lol.
Lol technological stone age ? :P
My $10 wired earphones sound better than my friends Sony wireless crap that is far more expensive. If the earphone breaks I need to spend just $10 to get another pair. And he needs to charge the battery every week or else those Sony headphones are good only as a paper weight. Thats hardly what I call technological progress. Its a side grade at the very best and not something appreciated by people tired of charging multiple batteries.
Simple TL;DR: Until Bluetooth headphones have virtually ZERO latency, have incredible quality when listening to FLAC audio, and have batteries that can last 8 hours on a single charge (this part has been achieved thankfully), the headphone jack should stay. Period.
P.S. Dongles are not great in quality and I don't like abusing the Type-C port with charging and using headphones. Let's not forget that dongles actually reduces battery life (even if slightly) compared to headphones that don't need the battery for audio transfer.