On the 1st of August 2019, the SamMobile had announced about the Samsung Galaxy Dongle.
With this announcement, it seems like the end of an era. A last key flagship smartphone maker acknowledging the death of the 3.5-mm jack.
No Headphone Jack –
Yes, there really is no headphone jack on Samsung’s upcoming flagship, and any traditional wired audio gear you have lying around will have to connect to the Note 10 or Note 10+ through the dongle you have seen in the pictures.
Basically, when Samsung’s Note 10 arrives next week, it’s expected to leave the headphone jack behind. All it will have to show for it is the above USB-C adapter, arriving alongside it, in box. Oh, and a pair of AKG-branded USB-earbuds. Samsung doesn’t get enough credit for the quality of its in-box earbuds, by the way, so shout out to those.
More Insight –
The Samsung Galaxy Dongle –
It’s been years in the making, of course. Apple took some fire for dropping the technology, though most others followed suit. Some clung to it, both stubbornly and as a badge of honor — a differentiator, even, in an era when those have become few and far between on high-end flagships.
The design of the adapter is pretty straightforward, as you would expect. The white paint job means the Galaxy Note 10’s other in-box accessories will likely be white as well, just like the accessories you get with the Galaxy S10 lineup. Samsung isn’t bundling a 3.5mm to USB-C adapter with the Galaxy Tab S6, but the company isn’t expected to make it a separate purchase for Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ buyers. The devices will also be accompanied by USB-C earphones, possibly with noise cancellation support in addition to the AKG-tuned sound.
And Samsung will probably give away free Galaxy Buds with Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ orders. It did so for the Galaxy S10 series, which does have a headphone jack, so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume the Korean giant will have a similar offer for the upcoming Note flagships.