Several reports have indicated that Samsung will remove the 3.5mm headphone jack. According to a report from SamMobile, Samsung is looking to launch wireless in-ear headphones alongside the Galaxy S8 to compete with Apple’s AirPods.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to be one of the top flagships in 2017. The latest rumour suggests that the device will come with the new wireless headphones.
The report claims Samsung plans to introduce these earphones as a direct competition to Apple’s AirPods, but it is not certain if they will feature Harman audio. Samsung already has a pair of totally wireless headphones called the Icon X.
There are benefits to removing the headphone jack from smartphones. For one, smartphones become more waterproof with one less port for the water to seep into. Removal of the jack also increases the space available to manufacturers. For Samsung, the Galaxy S8 will be an important phone, especially since it will come after the failure of the Note 7.