Reviews of the headphone jack’s dying are significantly exaggerated. Or extra precisely, untimely. All the newest variations of Samsung’s Galaxy telephones are geared up with a three.5mm port, bucking the development set by Apple and adopted by Google. Whereas the headphone jack would possibly ultimately die, proper now, in 2019, it’s alive and might be a significant promoting level for the 4 variations of the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Apple ditched the three.5mm jack again in 2016 with the introduction of the iPhone 7 and a few of us nonetheless haven’t gotten over it. The port has been round for generations. The three.5mm audio jack is common and useful, permitting somebody to seize a set of headphones, any headphones costing between $10 and $1,000, and join it to their telephone. However alas, Apple eliminated the port from the iPhone and a number of other producers together with Google adopted. However not Samsung.

Whereas the remainder of the trade turned its again on the three.5mm jack, Samsung stored together with it on its newest smartphones and began utilizing it as an marketed characteristic. What was as soon as normal to each telephone, turned a promoting level for Samsung. This isn’t the primary time Samsung bucked tendencies and stored round legacy options to entice patrons.

Smartphones used to have expandable reminiscence, however as flash storage dimension will increase, producers stopped together with MicroSD card slots on its telephones. Not Samsung. Expandable reminiscence stays an possibility within the S10 introduced right this moment.

There’s a purpose Samsung is the highest smartphone maker on the planet: It listens to its prospects and clearly its prospects need the flexibility of a three.5mm headphone jack. I do.

Alas, the three.5mm jack is not going to dwell perpetually. Finally the trade will transfer previous the analog connection as soon as there’s a greater resolution. However that’s not proper now. Immediately, in 2019, the headphone jack has a buddy in Samsung.