Media: Samsung Galaxy S8 will lose the 3.5 mm headphone Jack and will get built-in screen Home button

With the release of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 in Seoul are going to answer the challenge of Apple. Early next year the company will show a new flagship phone, which is the same as the iPhone 7 will lose the audio connection. This writes SamMobile, citing informed sources close to Samsung. It is noteworthy that during the presentation of Galaxy Note 7, the South Korean giant has ridiculed Apple’s decision to abandon the 3.5 mm connector in their devices.

According to available information, the Galaxy S8 will inherit the design of the Galaxy Note 7, but will be deprived of the analog headphone Jack, instead of which you will use the USB-C port on the analogy of Lightning in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Tellingly, in August, on the presentation of the Galaxy Note 7 in new York, Vice-President for marketing of Samsung’s Justin Denison pointed out that the gadget is equipped with an audio input Jack. “You know, what else does he have? ā€“ said a top Manager. ā€“ Audio Jack”. “I just said,” ā€“ he added with a smirk to the laughter of the audience. Denison did not mention Apple, but it is obvious that the review is aimed at the Cupertino-based company.

The decision of Samsung to follow the example of cupertinos is understandable. First, the audio takes place inside the body of the gadget. Space could potentially be used for other important components. Second, a 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones is out of date. During its existence it has mastered only basic playback controls, like pause and rewind and began working not only with headphones, but with microphones, magnetic card readers and some other accessories. What is more interesting is the decision to refuse from the audio interface Samsung took after the main competitor in the mobile market.

As for the major innovations in Galaxy S8, one of them will touch the main button of the smartphone. The smartphone will be deprived of the mechanical Home button in favor of a virtual, integrated directly into the device screen. The technology involves the use of ultrasonic sensor that will put dactyloscopy under the display panel and to improve the accuracy and speed compared to capacitive sensors like.

With regard to the main characteristics of Samsung Galaxy S8, the smartphone rumored to debut in two versions 5.1 and 5.5 inch curved screens “edge to edge”. The gadget will get 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon chipset 835 or its corresponding platform Exynos.

The last few years, Samsung will present its high level phones a day before the annual exhibition Mobile World Congress. And, given that MWC 2017 will begin on February 27, the presentation of the Galaxy S8 with high probability will be held on 26 February next year.

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