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Samsung will not include headphone jack on Galaxy S8

Samsung has reportedly decided to ditch the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Instead, the company apparently plans to include a single USB Type-C port, for charging, data transfer and audio.

Reports of Samsung’s plans have come from SamMobile, a website that specialises in coverage of the South Korean company and has a good record when it comes to leaks.

Samsung would certainly not be the first smartphone manufacturer to drop the headphone jack from one of its products. The recently-launched HTC 10 evo (known as the HTC Bolt in the US) also followed the same route.

Chinese smartphone manufacturer LeEco has also released handsets without a headphone jack, as – most famously – has Apple.

[via SamMobile]