Samsung might kill the headphone jack on the Galaxy S8

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Apple killing the headphone jack was one of the biggest tech stories of 2016 — and it appears Samsung is looking to hop onto the trend, too.

Samsung-centric blog SamMobile reports it can “exclusively confirm” the upcoming Galaxy S8 will also ditch the classic 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a sleeker, thinner design. The report doesn’t name its sources, so it’s fair to take the news with a healthy grain of salt.

For the musically minded, the blog claims the device will possibly compensate by integrating new stereo speakers made with tech from recently acquired Harman, since removing the only way to enjoy audio on the down low and replacing it with extra-loud speakers is a totally logical trade. Read more…

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