Uh-oh: Galaxy Note 10 might not have headphone jack, physical keys
An anonymous source speaking with Android Police suggests that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will abandon two things that every Note device has had since Day 1: a headphone jack and physical buttons.
Allegedly, Samsung is planning on launching the Note 10 without a headphone jack and with capacitive (touch-based) buttons in place of “clicky” power, volume, and Bixby buttons.
If this rumor turns out to be true, the Note 10 would be the first flagship smartphone from Samsung without the much-beloved audio port (aside from the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which still doesn’t have a release date). This will no doubt ruffle the feathers of Samsung fans who have long-championed the company for not dropping the port while rivals — such as Apple, Google, and OnePlus — leave it behind.
The capacitive buttons rumor will probably be less contentious, although many users of HTC devices with capacitive keys ran into trouble with the design feature.
The Galaxy Note 10 will likely launch in August in multiple variants. It’s possible there will be a regular version, a “pro” or larger version, and a 5G version — although the pro and 5G versions could be one and the same.
What do you think? Would you stop buying Samsung phones if the company removes the headphone jack? Or have you accepted the fate of the jack’s removal? Let us know in the comments.
In the meantime, read up on all the credible rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 below: