Samsung Will Discontinue Its Headphone Jack in Note 10

Samsung’s long historical past of including a 3.5mm headphone jack in its flagship phones is about to come to an end. Regardless of years of persevering after Apple, Google, Motorola, and other companies ditched the headphone connector, Samsung is about to comply with the identical path with the Galaxy Note 10. Photos revealed depict both the bottom and top of the upcoming phone, and beyond the S Pen slot, there’s no other giant circular cutout insight.

It appears to have briefly shared these pictures by mistake. Samsung followed the usual protocols in requesting confidentiality for external photographs of the Note 10 test device, and but here we’re. Whoops. SlashLeaks, Droid-Life, and XDA Developers reported on the now-removed images. There are two different models. However, neither includes 5G. So as with the S10 series, Samsung will seemingly produce a standalone 5G model.

Apart from the headphone jack is a goner — renders of the phone had already suggested this was coming — we get a look at the triple-camera system on the back. There’s another sensor positioned under the flash, which could be the same 3D time-of-flight depth sensor that Samsung included within the Galaxy S10 5G. The Note is usually where the corporate throws in everything it can, so it is smart for it to carry over everything from the top-tier S10 model.

The center-aligned front camera cutout can be faintly visible in one shot. The larger of two Note 10 models will measure in at 162.5 millimeters across and 77.6 millimeters tall. For comparison, Note 9 was 161.9 x 76.4mm. The Note 10 Plus or Pro, no matter it ends up being called, will feature a 6.7-inch screen, while a smaller version could have a 6.3-inch display.

Samsung will formally announce the Note 10 at an August 7th Unpacked occasion in Brooklyn, New York.