The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has left quite the impression on many of us, with its various quality-of-life improvements across the board.
However, it also left quite the sour, sour aftertaste of the lack of a 3.5mm audio jack, which no doubt has raised many an eyebrow across the Android community.
The Korean tech giant has long been seen as a beacon of hope against the encroaching plague of USB-C/dongle-slinging devices *coughApplecough* that now run rampant across the market.
The Verge reports that the folks from Samsung have revealed their rationale for omitting the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+. The alibi was that the Note 10 was intended to be “everything phone”, and apparently the 3.5mm jack didn’t seem to tick the box for Samsung.
Instead, they utilised the extra motherboard space that it would occupy with a slightly larger battery, which allows it to last for a few hours longer than its Note 9 predecessor.
This would elicit a response that would sound like “how on earth does a few more hours of battery life compare to the added utility of an audio jack?” Beats us, but we completely sympathise with you who feel this way.
Remember when Samsung ridiculed Apple for ditching the audio jack way back in 2016?
But if Samsung wants to claim that joining the dark (read: dongle) side is a good thing, then we should just let bygones be bygones… right?
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.