Samsung was one of the last big companies to surrender to fashion, but even after making little of the competition, it gave in. Its latest high-end does not have a headphone jack, as indicated by the leaks, but the tech explains why.
Although, in theory, being the model with the most room to accommodate such a door, the Note 10 is no longer a "phone with everything," just as the brand would like to announce. According to a Samsung representative, the area that was allocated to the input was suppressed so that the smartphone could support a more capable battery. The Verge said the eliminating the 3.5mm input allowed the Note 10 to gain at least 100mAh of battery life.
In addition to the "autonomy" argument, the technology giant also noted that this decision allowed it to develop a better haptic feedback system, since there is no longer a hollow cavity inside the equipment, disrupting its driving.
Although it is common practice among top-tier manufacturers, headset input suppression is still not a much-loved decision in the user community. The main reason for this is the difference in sound quality, which still distances Bluetooth headsets from wired headsets.
Eliminating the input is also not particularly convenient for daily use of the equipment. First, the brands themselves continue to integrate a pair of wired earphones into the smartphone case, forcing the consumer to populate the USB-C jack with them; second, because if you want to use your 3.5mm headset, you will need to carry an adapter everywhere; and third, because Bluetooth phones remain more expensive than wired versions.