Here's why the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ don't have a headphone jack

Vlad, 07 August 2019

Samsung made the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ official earlier today, and one thing they both lack is a headphone jack. They are the first Galaxy flagships to say goodbye to the beloved analog port, signifying a change in strategy for the Korean company in this regard.

You may be wondering why. Why was there a need for the removal of the port. Luckily, Samsung seems to have anticipated the backlash, and thus prepared a couple of explanations.

Here's why the Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ don't have a headphone jack

First off, getting rid of the jack meant the batteries in the phones got bigger by 100 mAh, because of the reclaimed space inside. So the Note10 would've only shipped with a 3,400 mAh cell had the jack been in, while the Note10+ would've had to make do with 4,200.

Next up, the removal of the jack made it possible to improve the haptic vibration system in the Note10 and Note10+, by essentially filling the hole that would've been necessary to fit the headphone port.

Obviously you'll need to decide for yourself whether these explanations are enough to persuade you to buy one of these handsets in spite of the jack's removal. One thing's clear, though. The Galaxy S11 family won't surprise anyone if it shows up sans jack too, following the lead of this year's Notes. Also, maybe it's time to wave goodbye and say RIP to the headphone jack once and for all, now that even the last big holdout in the mobile world has caved and took it away.



Reader comments

  • Rayc1
  • 23 Jul 2021
  • j5A

No matter what quality your headphones are, the Note 10 will only support 16bit aptX at 44.1 kHz. They've disabled ALL other HD codecs.

  • Anonymous
  • 14 Jun 2020
  • vry

Xperia 1 II 2020 has one now. Keep parroting corporate stuff.

for those who support the removal of headphone jack, just think about this...if any of you has note 10, do you think you have aptx hd installed into your phone??? and do you think by using cheap bt buds you can get the same sound quality as the wir...

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