Samsung Expected to Remove Headphone Jack from Galaxy Note 10 as Seen in New Dongle Leak

Following a few images of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 smartphone and ahead of the device's official unveiling in New York City next week, leaked images today revealed a new dongle accessory for the Note 10. The dongle is a 3.5mm to USB-C accessory, apparently confirming that Samsung is removing the headphone jack from the Galaxy Note line (via SamMobile).

Image via SamMobile

Similar to Apple's Lightning to 3.5mm dongle, Samsung's accessory is a simple miniature cable that would let users attach a pair of wired headphones into the Note 10's USB-C port. The accessory is believed to come in the box with the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, and is likely to be sold separately as well.

Samsung began removing the headphone jack in its smartphones starting with the Galaxy A8 line last year, so this wouldn't be too much of a surprise if it happened to the company's main line of Note devices.

Apple itself removed the headphone jack from the iPhone beginning with the iPhone 7 in 2016, a decision that has been met with heated debate online. The trend continued with every iPhone release since, up to last year's iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR devices.

After Apple's decision, Samsung began making fun of the company in numerous ways, including mocking Apple's excessive use of dongles in one of its "Ingenius" ads. During the reveal of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7, Samsung executive Justin Denison emphasized that the device came with a headphone jack, mocking Apple.

More information about the Galaxy Note 10 will come out of its full unveiling event next Wednesday, August 7.

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15 weeks ago
Monkey sees; monkey does.
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15 weeks ago
What?!? They were making fun of Apple because of this
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15 weeks ago
Bwa ha ha ha haaaa! Seriously, bwa ha ha ha haaa! One less thing for some trolls to be bitter about.
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15 weeks ago

What?!? They were making fun of Apple because of this


This is what courage means to Samsung.
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15 weeks ago
Fake news! They told me Samsung would never remove the headphone jack in their flagship devices.
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15 weeks ago
LOL at all the posters who claimed it would never happen and had to switch because they needed the headphone jack sooooo bad.

Classic. Apple first.
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15 weeks ago
There is certainly a profound trend; if they mock, they eventually copy.
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15 weeks ago
So all these years they have been laughing and making fun of Apple, pointing fingers, doing commercials and so on.
First of all I would advise every company to stop doing this if in the long term they are going to remove features from their smartphones just like Apple did. I wonder what their excuse will be and at least they can't make fun of Apple because of the headphone jack.
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15 weeks ago
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15 weeks ago

Miserable attempt at expressing thoughts. What flip-flop? Deflecting what?


Sammy flip-flopped on the removal of the headset jack... was horrible when Apple did it... now it's a good move (for them).

The deflection was when you tried to switch the subject away from Sammy's flip-flop to the whole, pointless (IMO) side-by-side app thing. You probably missed it because you made such a lame attempt at diverting the conversation.
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