New images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 have allegedly leaked and it's stirring up some controversy due to some classic features being absent. Sadly, it looks like the rumours about the headphone jack's removal are true.
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An array of leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 10 images purporting to be from a case manufacturer reveal what looks to be an infrared (IR) blaster. However, the new design is missing somewhere to plug your headphones into.
— Sudhanshu Ambhore (@Sudhanshu1414) July 5, 2019
Hey, call it nostalgia or just regular pragmatism but the lack of a headphone jack means all those expensive wired headphones you bought a few years back, before this trend was decided to be the future, are now moot.
According to new reports, Samsung is preparing to make a significant change to the Galaxy Note10 - a move that will likely define what we see in other devices from the Korean electronics giant moving forward. A number of familiar features are set to make way in the name of progress, including the 3.5mm headphone jack.
As it turns out, we weren't the only ones a little peeved by Samsung's move toward a headphone jack-less device.
I just hope they can do something with the lagg in the bluetooth ... Since there is no more jack .. playing games is unbareable with Bluetooth headsets
— Papa Johns (@Psudragon) July 5, 2019
RIP headphone jack... It was good while it lasted. pic.twitter.com/QlfQ8OzadN
— LeBarron Burton Sr. (@LB_BurtonSr) July 5, 2019
As a creator & 10 year Samsung user whose constantly editing photos/videos, vlogging, sharing media w/ others as well as transferring & moving files constantly; If @SamsungMobileUS removes the microSD slot & headphone jack from the Note 10 I won't be upgrading from my Note 8 ✌????????????
— Aye Yo Jazz (@itsayeyojazz) July 3, 2019
Aside from the Case of the Missing Headphone Jack, the designs seem to show microSD slots are out too. (Long-term Samsung fans will recall this was also removed from the Galaxy S6 before being hastily reinstated in the next model.)
It's still unclear whether there'll be a tiered capacity offering similar to Apple or whether something new altogether will be introduced.
Our queries will finally be put to rest when official details of the Galaxy Note 10 are announced on 7 August.