Samsung is one of the specific couple of brands left, that still include a headphone jack, notwithstanding, this is going to change as another report from ET news propose that that the South Korean monster will pursue Apple and Google’s lead and may at last drop the headphone jack from the up and coming Galaxy Note 10 one year from now. Fortunately, the Galaxy S10 will, in any case, include the headphone jack, so Samsung fans can hurl a murmur of alleviation until further notice. Strikingly Samsung has made a considerable measure of fun at Apple clients for not having the headphone jack.
The report from ET news suggested that Samsung is considering to remove the mini headphone jack from the Galaxy S11 and perhaps even the Note 10, replacing it with the single USB-C connector. Just recently OnePlus dropped the headphone jack from its flagship and Samsung might be the latest to join this list. The only companies that currently feature a headphone jack on their flagships are LG and Samsung.
One of the probable reasons for this change is the increasing demand of the wireless earphones. Ever since the introduction of Apple Air Pods, the wireless earphone market has surged and according to the according to market researcher Strategy Analytics (SA):
“The global wireless earphone market is expected to reach 73.9 million units in 2019 and 100 million units in 2022,” reads ET News’ report. “It is 42% growth from 51.9 million last year to two years.”
By removing the headphone jack, Apple made a lot of money on its AirPods, while its Android counterparts were not able to replicate the same success. Samsung’s Galaxy icon X was one of the more popular wireless earphones in the Android ecosystem, however, due to the availability of the headphone jack on Samsung’s flagships, they were not as successful for obvious reasons. So, as the wireless headphone market explodes, Samsung is probably seeing an opportunity to promote its own earbuds.
Another reason, that the more optimistic Samsung fans might give is that the removal of headphone jack allows the assembly of the smartphone to manufacture light and thin smartphones.