Smartphone manufacturers are slowly picking up on the trend of removing the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in a bid to make their devices slimmer. They opt for a USB Type-C port instead which can do audio, data transfer, and device charging all through a single port, even if it presents the problem of not being able to use wired headphones when the phone is being charged. Sony doesn’t seem too keen to jump on this bandwagon at this point in time.
According to reports out of Japan, the company has confirmed in a press briefing there that it plans to stick with the 3.5mm headphone jack for now and that it would rather work on improving the audio experience by further advancing its proprietary High-Res audio services and products.
Sony has long been a player in the audio product market, it has been in that market for far longer than it has been making and selling smartphones, so it does know what it’s doing with these products.
Eventually, though, the company might stop offering the standard 3.5mm headphone jack with its devices. With major companies like Apple having already made the shift and Samsung expected to do so in the near future, it goes without saying that smaller manufacturers will surely copy the behemoths.
Sony has been in a class of its own for a very long time but if consumers start asking it to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack down the road, then it may just comply.