APPLE FANS are no doubt getting their keyboard-bashing fingers at the ready following the revelation that Samsung's Galaxy S8 likely will follow the iPhone 7 by dumping the 3.5mm headphone jack.
That's according to a report over at SamMobile, which reports that despite the backlash Apple faced after canning the 3.5mm port, Samsung is going to follow suit with its next flagship smartphone. Naturally.
The Galaxy S8 will allegedly support audio over USB-C instead, which means just like the iPhone 7, you won't be able to hook up your existing headphones, nor charge your smartphone and listen to music at the same time.
Dumping the 3.5mm jack, SamMobile notes, will allow Samsung to make the Galaxy S8 thinner while also freeing up more space inside for a bigger battery. Worryingly, this revelation comes a day after reports claimed that Samsung's quest to make the Note 7 as skinny as possible was the reason for the handset exploding.
Switching to audio over USB-C will also give the Galaxy S8 room to carry integrated stereo speakers. These will reportedly be made in collaboration with Harman, a company that Samsung is acquiring for $8bn.
Samsung has yet to comment on this latest rumour.
Although it's not set to launch until Mobile World Congress (MWC) next year, this isn't all we know about the Galaxy S8.
Samsung has already confirmed that its next top-end smartphone will be the first to come with a Siri-rivaling AI assistant, and has hinted that it'll also be among the first handsets to pack Qualcomm's 10nm Snapdragon 835 chip.
Furher speculation also points to the handset packing a 5.1in 2160x3840 AMOLED Edge display, IP68 certification, both a fingerprint sensor and iris scanner, an iPhone 7 Plus-style dual camera set up and Google's Android 7.0 Nougat software. µ
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