Sunday, February 25, 2018

Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S9 has a headphone jack

Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S9 today, and yes, as indicated by previously leaked images, there is a headphone jack. While many companies have opted out of including a headphone jack — the iPhone X, Pixel 2, and Huawei Mate 10 Pro — some, like Samsung, have continued to include the headphone jack and be... just fine.

Sure, Samsung could have readily ditched the 3.5mm connector, but why? As said before, wireless audio is fine, not great. No one is asking for headphone jacks to be removed, and, “dongles are stupid, especially when they require other dongles,” as we’ve pointed out here at The Verge many times.

The thing is, headphone jacks work, period, and they’re extremely useful. Should we live without the headphone jack on...

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