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Next Black Shark gaming phone may include headphone jack | UPD: 5G phone also coming

16 April 2019 2

Update: April 16, 2019

VP of Black Shark Global, David Li while speaking to TechRadar at the Black Shark 2 launch put insight on the upcoming 5G gaming phone. According to the report, "expect a Black Shark 5G before the inevitable Black Shark 3." We could see the 5G phone before the end of this year. However, this post from the tech site isn't new as almost a week back, the tech site highlighted the same fact.


Original Post (April 14, 2019)

The Black Shark 2 gaming phone by Xiaomi-funded company launched a few months back. While the device has all the high-end and powerful specifications, it lacks a very needed feature and it’s the headphone jack. Its absence is more felt when users need to connect it with headphones and to the charger simultaneously at the same time. Well, seems like the company has understood that this decision wasn’t really good that’s why it’s bringing back the 3.5mm headphone jack at least in its upcoming gaming phone.

While speaking with TechRadar, a Black Shark spokesperson has reportedly stated that the company is reconsidering its decision and the users “will have 3.5mm headphones jack in future products.”

High-end flagship mobile phones have cancelled 3.5 headphone jacks a few years ago as it is not in line with the development trend of mobile phones. This was a design decision made in conjunction with initial feedback from our audience. However after communicating and discussing with gamers further, we realized the importance of the 3.5 (mm) headphones for the gamers’ user experience. We will have 3.5 (mm) headphones jack in our future products.

But note that the spokesperson hasn’t explicitly taken the name of the upcoming handset, though did say about the future phones and the coming iteration is, of course, a future product.

Note that, the same tech site previously received a statement from Black Shark which said the lack of a headphone port was made up for by the phone's dual front-facing speakers and three noise-canceling headphones.

It’s good to see that the company is reconsidering its decision, because, the audience comes first and the product is for them only.


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