19 June 2019
We all are eagerly waiting for Samsung’s upcoming flagship from the Note series and the continuous chain of leaks and speculation make us more interested and influence us to know more about it. Well, there are so many speculations already available but a new one certainly catches our attention because it’s about a radical design change that Samsung may end up going with.
A report from AndroidPolice citing a source familiar with the company’s plans, states that Samsung is finally leaving the headphone jack behind and the Galaxy Note 10 could be the first to start this trend. In fact, the alleged Galaxy Note 10 isn’t going to have exterior buttons like power, volume, and Bixby button, thus forming a unibody design. The report says these exterior buttons will be replaced by capacitive or pressure-sensitive areas like some kind of a raised bump or a faux button. Well, removing a 3.5mm headphone jack will definitely disappoint some users, seeing that their favorite company is also getting rid of this like others. Google, OnePlus, Huawei, and Apple have all abandoned the headphone jack on their premium devices and now Samsung seems to be taking the same route.
In previous leaks, we heard Samsung might bring a larger battery on the Galaxy Note 10 and after this report, it seems like the headphone jack is going to sacrifice to give some room for the battery capacity. No keys would also benefit in increasing the ingress resistance from dust and liquids, but note that Samsung started rating its premium phones way ahead to make them water and dust resistant. But now with no keys, the phone will be better guarded against such incidents. Furthermore, a keyless design would lead to thinner and lighter form-factor.
Note10 pursues stability and maturity. In the first version, Note10 did not have physical buttons. It was very radical but it did not pass Samsung's rigorous testing, so the final version of Note10 still retains physical buttons.— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 31, 2019
On the other hand, the famous tipster Ice Universe has tweeted that Samsung did consider this design and made a version of it with no physical buttons and “it was very radical.” But it didn’t pass Samsung’s rigorous testing. So, the “final version of Note 10 still retains physical buttons.” But he also added that as far as the headphone jack, it's not optimistic. So, guys, in both cases, the headphone jack is getting axed. The only remaining thing to be seen is whether it will be a keyless design or a regular one without the headphone jack.
The tipster has a good track record of putting out details of unannounced Samsung phones but we are seeing two contradictory facts here. So, take it with a pinch of salt and wait for more insights to join in that could give more clarity on the topic.