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Samsung Galaxy S9 to be launched at MWC 2018

Samsung did not announce the S9 at CES 2018 – there were some rumours that it would be announced then but that did not happen. Well now we have confirmation from the Samsung US news website that the next Samsung Galaxy S9 will be launched at MWC 2018 on February 25th 2018 at 10:30 PM IST.

Samsung Galaxy S9 launch

From the brief release it seems like they have focused on the S9’s camera and are aiming to improve that significantly and it may feature HDR video capture.

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3.5mm jack – A vanishing act?

In a world of increasingly expensive flagship phones one would think that with this increase in price these phones would offer all of the bells and whistles that have ever adorned our beloved smartphones. Yet 1 key feature that is quickly disappearing from these flagships is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Even though Apple wasn’t necessarily the first one to ditch the headphone jack but they were definitely the first major manufacturer to get rid of the beloved 3.55 plug.

Google followed suit and got rid of the headphone jacks from the Pixel 2 phones.

 

 

Google Pixel 2 with 3.5 mm adapter

With Sony’s next flagship the Xperia XZ Premium 2 seemingly also ditching the headphone jack it seems like another manufacturer is ditching the 3.5 mm jack. Samsung may also jump-ship via the S9 and/or the subsequent phone afterward.

Let’s review and recap some of the pros and cons and see whether it makes sense to still keep ye old faithful 3.5 mm jack.

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