Samsung could also remove the 3.5mm port from the Galaxy S8

The decision to withdraw the 3.5mm headphone jack of the iPhone 7 is and will continue to be controversial until time proves Cupertino right, as has already happened with other eliminations such as the 3.5″ floppy disk from their computers. Apparently other manufacturers, like Samsung who criticized this decision even before it was official, will do the same and Galaxy S8 It could also lose the port so famous today.

The move would be exactly the same as Apple's, that is, Samsung would eliminate the 3.5mm headphone port and users who purchased the Galaxy S8 they couldn't use a standard because the port which would include said terminal would belong to the South Korean company. In this way, Samsung would own a new technology and any company wishing to release compatible headphones would have to pay for the license.

And if the Galaxy S8 has its own port, what?

As a user, I don't like the idea of ​​each manufacturer including their own port. This would take us back several years to a time when each mobile had its own headphones and we couldn't use any other. Personally, I think it would be better to use the USB-C, but the recent cases of Galaxy Note 7 explosions may be a symptom that something is wrong with this technology. In any case, and if this is the case, the best thing would be to update said connector to guarantee its proper functioning and that it is a standard that we could use in any equipment to listen music, among other things.

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What seems clear is that the technology Jack's days are numbered. In fact, equipment such as pedal boards for guitars etc. have been able to connect via USB for a long time, something I didn't understand years ago but now have very clear. It remains to be seen whether in the future we will all use one standard, including Apple and Samsung, or whether each manufacturer follows its own path, which would be worse for users.