Galaxy Note 7 devices are blowing up left and right, but Samsung is focused on the future. The company is considering following in Apple’s footsteps and killing the headphone jack on its smartphones, Geek speculates.
Rumor has it that Samsung is still at exploratory stage with the new port and still away from implementing the technology.
If the Korean titan does indeed introduce the new port, the company will have to work out licensing deals with manufacturers in order to support the technology – and this could take quite a bit of time and effort.
Among other things, Samsung will also need to figure out whether it wants manufacturers to craft headphones specific to its devices or rather build adapters that will allow consumers to use the standard 3.5mm jack.
Still, given all the hassle involved in replacing the headphone jack, it seems highly unlikely the change will arrive soon.