Sunday , November 1 2020

Galaki Note 10 will not have a headphone connector or physical keys for volume and power (rumors)

In an interview with sources familiar with the company's plans, Android police found out that Samsung with the Galaxy Note 10 will start to shut off the headphone jack – and even physical buttons for functions like volume and power – Note 10 will have no 3.5mm connectors and external buttons (power, volume, bikbits) will not be replaced by capacitive or sensitive areas, probably prominent in some kind of elevated 'bump' and / or textures along the edge (i.e. the fauc button). We do not know if Samsung intends to transfer both of these changes to the Galaki S11 2020.

Both changes were rumors before, but now we can provide a stronger confirmation.

The Note line has always been a fertile ground for Samsung's more advanced changes in industrial design and the general philosophy of its smartphones, because it is a phone that has long been adored by some of Samsung's most interesting fans – people who tend to be early adopters of new technology.

Removing the headphone jack would almost certainly result in the exorcism of some of those fans, who for a long time believed that Samsun's firm attachment of 3.5mm sockets was one of their big reasons for brand adherence. However, in 2019, Samsung practically remained alone in the top phone space. Google, OnePlus, Huawei, and Apple have left the headphone jack on their top-notch devices. Even many budget phones began to clean it: Xiaomi is Mi 9, Honor 20 Pro, and Oppo's Reno lacks a well-known connector. It looks like it's completely on the way to the exit, and I guess it's just a matter of time when it will cut even to budget phones.

Samsung will probably claim that removing the cranes creates a valuable volume for greater battery capacity, although there are advantages in terms of reducing complexity of design and increasing resistance to dust and liquids (Samsung's latest offer, the Galaki S10 still receives an IP68 rating) even with a connector headphones). The same argument is likely to refer to buttons, which are another potential point of failure that could be theoretically eliminated. One of the lesser known reasons for removing these keys is removing their clips, which are usually the weakest points in the unidirectional aluminum frames of which most premium phones are made. This could allow Samsung to create a thinner, easier phone design without compromising structural stiffness.

Our source confirms the existing rumors about multiple phone models, with two sizes that are predicted to be available – one larger, one smaller (although "small" only according to the Notes standards).

If history is any indicator, we can expect Samsung to announce this phone in the middle of the summer, probably in August.

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