To date Samsung has been characterized as one of the few manufacturers of Android phones who has refused to follow some of the trends imposed by Apple and GoogleAs they are, the elimination of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the elimination of microSD card slots, and the controversial arrival of the notches at the top of the screens.
Unfortunately for some, everything seems to indicate that Samsung has either changed its mind, or has simply given up on the inevitable global trend of leaving traditional hearing aids behind forever. As reported by the Korean media ETNews, who claim to know from internal sources, that the manufacturer would be planning remove the aforementioned port on its next flagships, including the Galaxy S11 from 2020 and the Note 10 from 2019.
Although it is an unconfirmed rumor for now, perhaps the reasoning behind such a design change by Samsung is based on the growing popularity of wireless headphones worldwide, which project an estimated growth of 42% in the next four years, being able to reach figures of up to 100 million units by 2022.
The 3.5mm jack would lose one of its biggest defenders
It could also be thought that the elimination of the 3.5mm Jack would lead Samsung to also get on the Notch train (which personally I would not like to see), but it does not seem very likely after so much mockery that it has made to Apple for this controversial intervention on the screen. However, what is true is that removing the 3.5mm port would give some more space to perhaps include in the tight space of the mobile one or another new component.
Lovers of wired headphones may have to settle for the next generation of Samsung phones, with an annoying USB Type-C to 3.5mm port adapter, or outright buy headphones that already come with the USB-C port instead of the current pin. 3.5mm.