We are a day closer to the imminent launch of the Samsung Galaxy S9 series, and that means more leaks and rumours have surfaced on the Internet. Another such leak suggests that the Galaxy S9+ is expected to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack in 2018. This development comes after its supposed USB Type-C flex cable component was leaked.
As we mentioned, the components of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9+ have been outed by SlashLeaks revealing the 3.5mm headphone jack port location on the USB Type-C flex cable component. This component connects the motherboard to the bottom ports on the smartphone. The image seems to have been sourced from suppliers, but it is to be taken with a pinch of salt until any kind of confirmation from Samsung.
This revelation comes rather surprisingly in an era when a top manufacturer like Apple has took the ‘courageous’ decision to remove this port last year. The 3.5mm port has been present on phones for the past couple of decades. Even Google pulled the plug on the headphone jack with the Pixel 2 series. Samsung has, however, retained it on its 2017 lineup – the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.
Reports from earlier this week suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will go into mass production in January 2018. Samsung is expected to adopt the SLP (Substance Like PCB) technology to incorporate a bigger battery on the upcoming smartphones.
A recent HTML5 test had also revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S9 duo will sport similar displays with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, last seen on the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy A8 (2018). Also, specifications – including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB RAM – of the Galaxy S9+ were outed recently by a GeekBench score test.