Samsung Galaxy Note10 will come with physical buttons after all, but no headphone jack

01 June 2019
Samsung did test a design without the physical buttons, but it didn't pass the company's "rigorous testing."

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  • Thor

Ditching the headphone jack is a colossal misstep. The Note9 runs a 32 bit 384khz DAC, Bluetooth 5.0 is still only capable of pushing 24 bit 48khz, and even then assuming ideal signal transmission conditions. To make your flagship device a compromise on something that has been a real point of difference for a number of years is technical merit caving in to the trendy know-nothing crowd who don't appreciate the power of what they hold in their hand with one of these devices.

CptPower, 03 Jun 2019Plenty but mmajor one is waterproofing, another one sealed ... moreA smartphone isn't essential. So we should remove that as well and go back to basic phones.

Please don't say "reduce costs" because that's untrue and you know it. You have a phone store right? You of all people should be aware that phones are more expensive every year with marginal improvements. And this doesn't give "more IP resistance". IP68 is clearly defined. We have phones with unsealed batteries, a headphone jack, an SD slot AND IP68.

ProJames-CHM, 03 Jun 2019OEMs use Face Scanning because it's a dumb trend and it's n... morePlenty but mmajor one is waterproofing, another one sealed battery is harder to inflate because is glued or permanently fitted to the phone by screws and other tools.
And same ges for SD Slot and Jack.
I understand people value this add on ut is not essential and what is not essential should be removed to reduce cost of device and adds more IP resistance because of fewer slots, holes etc.

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019I don't have any problem with my Jabra Bluetooth ear buds. ... moreIs your phone charging 24/7? Yeesh. Pick a time to live your life and let your phone charge at this moment. Problem solved

And please quit it with "wires tangling, I tripped on my own wires, I almost strangled myself with my wires, I want ALL CAPS FREEDOM" because that's simply pathetic. If you can't manage a simple wire, I don't know what you can do...

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Well my Jabra Bluetooth ear buds can survive 5 hours of bat... moreCome back after a year or so of using them. This 5 hours figure shall plummet. And you still don't say what you compare them to. I mean, why would you?

My wired headphones are always usable, all the time. And they always will because the battery won't degrade and make them useless, because there is no battery. But hey, if you feel like paying a lot of cash every year or two on new headphones, go ahead. I'll buy excellent ones now and won't ever have to worry about new headphones ever again. Thus I'm FREE from planned obsolescence.

Still not saying what you compare them with... You never had any wired headphones didn't you...

CptPower, 03 Jun 2019No man what i said was real ask others. Maybe not all the... moreOEMs use Face Scanning because it's a dumb trend and it's not even secure without proper hardware. And you know most phones with "Face Scanning" only have a 2D selfie camera that is unsuitable for this. And under-display fingerprint scanning sounds cool and you can show-off. Plus it's a freely available component. It's not "shared". It's "sold".

But please enumerate reasons, reasons that benefits people and not the greed of the companies' shareholders and repair shops, as to why batteries had to be sealed.

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019You are so sweet to your phone that you don't want to be aw... moreYeesh can't put the phone in your pockets can't you...

Feel free to relinquish your FREEDOM to have durable headphones that won't die because the battery has swollen.

  • Dometalican

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019You are so sweet to your phone that you don't want to be aw... more.... Then don't use them? The beauty of the jack is having a choice; you know, FREEDOM of choice to use wired or wireless.

  • jas1me

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Then don't buy, stay stuck to your old school wired headset... moreI so dislike any kind of eletrical cords. Especially if it could be something they could dlet twisted or snagged enough to yrip up and have your phone fall thard to the floor. I mean be a clumsy girl. I have a Otter Box defender phone case and a custom phone casevwuth robbery inner padvansvoursise bumper servo protect the phone display, and a Zagg Invisible Sheild with curvcords

  • Dr.X

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019As per experience my Jabra Bluetooth ear buds are better th... morelol good joke

  • Anonymous

3.5mm Jack Fetishist, 03 Jun 2019Must've been a problem on my side. If connection is really ... moreAs per experience my Jabra Bluetooth ear buds are better than wired headsets of known brands. With 5 hours of battery juice, it is more than enough to be able to listen to your long playing albums on the phone.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Well story is not just about headphones. In my case phone w... moreIt is not a mistake, it is a fact that you have to accept.

  • Anonymous

3.5mm Jack Fetishist, 03 Jun 2019Never come to Malaysia then lol, somehow they let us try it... moreAs if Malaysia is the whole world... come on!

  • Anonymous

3.5mm Jack Fetishist, 03 Jun 2019Never come to Malaysia then lol, somehow they let us try it... moreThen don't buy, stay stuck to your old school wired headsets.
We want freedom from the messy wires.

Duck of death, 03 Jun 2019I do have the Galaxy Buds. They don't sound bad and they pa... moreNever come to Malaysia then lol, somehow they let us try it with wet wipes next to it.
They really pushing hard on the Buds, but I don't buy it

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Well story is not just about headphones. In my case phone w... moreBluetooth transmitters are not crap, you are wrong.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Well story is not just about headphones. In my case phone w... moreThere are bunch of Bluetooth receiver available in the markets. Don't make it a reason.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Jun 2019Well story is not just about headphones. In my case phone w... moreLOL! I don't think DJ's and engineers are using phone as the medium of their job.
The issue here is the removal of 3.5 mm jack in PHONES only, not in general.

  • Anonymous

ProJames-CHM, 03 Jun 2019You're basically saying that it's not because wireless audi... moreYou are so sweet to your phone that you don't want to be away from it even a few meters by using the bonding wired headsets.

I prefer FREEDOM.
Freedom from tangling wires of the headsets.
I don't like struggling to untangle the headsets wires every time I need to use it.
That's hassle.

I hate something restricting my movements with wires. It's not cool.
I hate it when the tangling wires get caught with the things around as well as passing people's arm/hands when in crowded places.
I just don't like headphone wires. And I don't do bungee jumping FYI.

  • Anonymous

iComment, 01 Jun 2019I never said it's good idea. Since bluetooth headphones a... moreWell story is not just about headphones. In my case phone without 3.5mm jack is big no. I use phone constantly in my car. And I as well as a lot of ppls around the world doesn't have bluetooth capabilities in car. And NO. Don't even try to tell me about transmitters as they are the biggest crap i have ever seen... 3.5mm jack is not used JUST for headphones... also i know few DJ and sound engineers and they have to have 3.5mm jack. Removal of 3.5mm is biggest mistake