While there are holdouts, like the Google Pixel phones and Samsung’s now-unavailable Galaxy Note 7, it looks like Samsung wants to join the rest of the pack in 2017. According to a report from SamMobile, Samsung is planning on dropping the 3.5mm headphone jack altogether in the Galaxy S8, in favor of a wireless — and USB Type-C — future.
The other big reveal from the report is probably the least surprising. Samsung is said to be switching to the USB Type-C standard in the Galaxy S8, which will be used for charging the device and listening to music.
On top of that, today’s report also states Samsung will drop the physical home button this time around and integrate a fingerprint reader into its 2K resolution display. Samsung will keep its AMOLED display around, but the report also says the company will switch from the PenTile layout, which should improve the overall sharpness in next year’s flagship.
Based on the rumors, what do you think of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8? Are you holding out for one?