Headphone jack on OnePlus 5 is safe, a cryptic tweet by Carl Pei suggests

22 May 2017
Why did the chicken cross the road? 

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  • AnonD-672540

Eric Wang, 24 May 2017But what if you want to listen to audio while your phone is in y... moreWhat a weird way of thinking. Either TOP or BOTTOM jack will not change the bending of the cable LOL.
Placement as far to one side of the phone would do that.

AnonD-612548, 22 May 2017Only if the audio jack is on the side. That's the new trend we s... moreBut what if you want to listen to audio while your phone is in your pocket? Most of the time you'd be bending the cable...

  • AnonD-671696

The headphone jack crossed the road from the bottom to the top of the phone.

One Plus is turning out to be the perfect phone, only if the stick to their half ceramic and half metal unibody.

Eske Rahn, 22 May 2017Well I have no idea on how much space is needed to make a finger... moreIf you mean the headphone jack on the left or right part of the phone, I think it's actually possible.
Samsung was able to put the speaker on the side, and we do know that speaker is larger than a jack, so you may be right, and the jack can actually just be put beneath the screen so we can still make small bezel phones with the jack on the sides.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-612548, 22 May 2017Only if the audio jack is on the side. That's the new trend we s... moreNo, this is completely senseless. Top or bottom

Ditching the headphone jack will be a life-threatening move for OnePlus

  • Eske Rahn

Umbrella, 22 May 2017Actually may be the reason for more bezels. Sony can't make the... moreWell I have no idea on how much space is needed to make a fingerprint reader. But given the width of a finger I would be surprised if it not way wider than what is needed for a 3.5mm jack, so I guess it should be possible to put it on the opposite side?

  • Savor

It is a sad era we live in when keeping a headphone jack is considered a feature and now makes headlines.

  • AnonD-523334

Though I'd have liked to hear "yes", his answer was really wise and creative.

  • AnonD-612548

Only if the audio jack is on the side. That's the new trend we should want.

  • AnonD-425519

Eske Rahn, 22 May 2017For the same reason L-shaped plugs exists ;) Back then headphon... moreI know and remember those and thought about those but it adds bulk and when you pull a bit on them the phone will start to switch from vertical to horizontal in your pocket.

  • AnonD-632062

This tweet came around 2 days ago and I had mentioned that in a OnePlus article. If you guys go check his twitter now, you'll find that Carl Pei has actually responded to this very GSMA article.

  • ice

Apple stupidity to skip the jack they care about dollars not customers or sound

Hope its isn't like Nokia 6700 Classic cos it causes nuisance plus problems with the same usb port. Charging problems and earphone problems. Please not on OnePlus.....

  • Jase

Much better placement on the top of the device. Looking good for the 5.

Plz oneplus make a hole for headphone, in oneplus 5..

Eske Rahn, 22 May 2017Some phoned have had the jack at the side back in time. This cou... moreActually may be the reason for more bezels.
Sony can't make their flagship phones and the X/X Compact to be bezel less on sides because of side fingerprint reader. Now you'll put it to side as well, considering it even takes more space than a fingerprint reader?

  • AnonD-128005

I prefer to have the jack...hope there will be one... top or bottom, no preferences hère

Eske Rahn, 22 May 2017Some phoned have had the jack at the side back in time. This cou... moreI'd be fine with a side jack too. But most phones today have rounded, sloping sides so it probably won't work (Xperias could pull it off, though).

:(