Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9+ Will Retain The Headphone Jack
It appears that peer pressure is not getting to Samsung. After Google decided to drop the infamous headphone jack from its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2Xl, it seemed like the end of the 3.5mm headphone jack was nigh. However, if the latest leak is to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will retain the headphone jack.
The image is of the USB Type-C flex cables belonging to the Galaxy S9+. In the image, the 3.5mm port can be seen in the bottom right portion of the module. The image of the USB Type-C flex cables is said to be meant for the Galaxy S9+ due to the SM-G965F model number printed on them which is clearly visible.
Back in 2016, Apple famously removed the headphone jack from its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While it received a lot of flak at that time and competitors mocked the decision, the last one year has seen other companies embracing the “change” and dropping the headphone jack. LG has, in fact, continued to offer high-end headphone jacks on its ‘G’ and ‘V’ series of smartphones.
According to a recent benchmark leak, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. According to leak, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will run Android 8.0 Oreo which is a positive, considering the company announced the Galaxy A8 and A8+ with Android 7.1.1 Nougat even though the devices will be launched in January.
Galaxy S9+ Renders
If Samsung goes the Google Treble route, then the Galaxy phones might get faster updates compared to the umpteen amount of time that Samsung takes to update even its flagship phones.
The Galaxy S9 could be launched at a price similar to the Galaxy S8+ and the Galaxy S9+ could break the thousand dollar barrier and be priced similarly to the iPhone X.