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Media: Samsung will abandon the 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones, Galaxy S8

With the release of the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 in Seoul are going to answer the challenge of Apple. In February next year, the company presents its new flagship smartphone, which is also known as the iPhone 7 will lose the audio connection. Reported by Phonearena citing informed sources close to Samsung. It is noteworthy that in a recent presentation, Galaxy Note 7, Samsung ridiculed Apple’s decision to abandon the audio in their devices.

For several years now, Samsung presents its superior phones the day before the annual exhibition Mobile World Congress. And, given that MWC 2017 will begin on February 27, the presentation of the Galaxy S8 with high probability will be held on 26 February next year.

According to the latest insider, Galaxy S8 will retain the design of its predecessor, but will be deprived of the analog headphone Jack, instead of which you will use the USB-C port on the analogy of Lightning in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

It is noteworthy that in early August, on the presentation of the Galaxy Note 7 in new York, Vice-President for marketing of Samsung’s Justin Denison pointed out that the gadget is equipped with an audio input Jack. “You know, what else does he have? – said a top Manager. – Audio Jack”. “I just said,” – he added with a smirk to the laughter of the audience. Denison did not mention Apple, but it is obvious that the review is aimed at the Cupertino-based company, which decided to abandon the 3.5 mm headphone Jack.

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The decision of Samsung to follow the example of cupertinos is understandable. First, the audio takes place inside the body of the smartphone. This is the space that could potentially be used for other important components. Second, a 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones is out of date. During its existence it has mastered only basic playback controls, like pause and rewind and began working not only with headphones, but with microphones, magnetic card readers and some other accessories. What is more interesting is the decision to refuse from the audio interface Samsung took after the main competitor in the mobile market.

With regard to the main characteristics of Samsung Galaxy S8, the smartphone rumored to debut in two versions 5.1 and 5.5 inch curved screens. The gadget will get 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon chipset 830 or corresponding platform Exynos.

It is also known that the smartphone will be mounted display with a resolution of 3840×2160. For comparison, the Galaxy S7 debuted with a top panel resolution is 2560×1440 pixels. The reason for the transition to a higher resolution is called the desire of Samsung to make its new device is ready to work with VR.

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