With the Galaxy S20, Samsung has put an end to the headphone port on the smartphone

Tram Ho

When launched today, the Galaxy S20 has become Samsung’s second flagship model without a traditional headphone port. While not the first Galaxy to break the tradition of headphone portals (and ironically Apple), the Galaxy S20 event holds an extremely important meaning: the fate of the 3.5mm port has officially ended.

Because more than the Galaxy Note or any other phone, the new Galaxy S series represents the “standard” Android experience. In the past, features introduced by Samsung on the Galaxy S have become standard features for Android. AMOLED screens appear on the Galaxy S first before spreading to the top smartphones in the following years (and mid-range smartphones in the last 3 years). As the Galaxy S4 began to charge wirelessly, other Android flagship models (and iPhones) also gradually followed. As the Galaxy S6 Edge had a curved screen and back, Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi also followed suit. Looking at the top Android phones today, the impression of the Galaxy S8 is still quite bold.

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Samsung has always been the one who shaped the standard Android experience.

Therefore, when the Galaxy S20 marks the end of the headphone port on the top Samsung phones, Android manufacturers also have the right to believe that “no headphone port” is now the standard. When Apple removed this port many years ago, many competitors rushed to follow but then hesitated to return (OPPO, Xiaomi, Google …). Samsung’s decision is likely to create a second wave of abandonment – and also the end of the story of the headphone jack on the phone.

The truth is like that. Many Android manufacturers follow Samsung rather than Apple or any other name. The iPhone used the monolithic design from the beginning, but only when Samsung applied this design to the Galaxy S6, did other Android names abandon replaceable batteries. Sony has been pioneering water-resistant smartphones with the Xperia Z since 2012, but two years later, when this feature became the standard on the Galaxy S5, Android manufacturers continued to follow suit. As the world’s No. 1 smartphone brand, Galaxy S phones shape the future of Android smartphones in general.

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The end for the 3.5mm port on the phone.

That future no longer has a headphone port. As a consolation to the believers of sound, Samsung will still offer True Wireless headphones and flagship smartphones. Samsung fans in particular and Android fans in general, so there is no need to regret the headphone port of the past.

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Source : Genk