Some flagship smartphones have already ditched the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Manufacturers have taken this major step in order to free up more space inside their flagship devices which are getting thinner and lighter every year. Google is due to launch its new Pixel handsets later this year and once again it has been rumored that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The rumor mill is convinced that Google’s new flagship handsets are not going to feature a 3.5mm headphone jack. It won’t really be surprising given that a lot of flagship smartphones have already taken this step.
So what will users rely on for audio playback? Well, the handset is going to have a USB Type-C port which can be used for connected headphones and what not. It’s also going to have support for Bluetooth headphones if you want to live the wireless life.
Many will say that it’s about time that Google is jumping on the bandwagon. The 3.5mm headphone jack really has no place on the smartphone of the future so it’s good that Google is taking a step in the right direction with the Pixel 2.
Others will feel that it’s too soon, but then again, this is a polarizing issue.