According to the recent rumors Samsung had planned not to place any physical buttons on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, but instead opted for capacitive but, unsurprisingly, it may not be the case after all.
The Galaxy Note 10 will have physical buttons, according to UniverseIce (a reputable leaker). But it seems the original rumor might not have been completely wrong, as they say, the Note 10 wasn’t going to have physical buttons in the beginning, but this didn’t pass the “rigorous test” of Samsung, so the final model will have them.
A new post from the Ice Universe met an overwhelmingly negative response from his followers. However, some are fine with the fact that Samsung to simply join the ranks of Apple, Google, Xiaomi, Huawei, and many other OEMs that have produced a smartphone with a missing a headphone jack.
For quite some time now, the probability of a Samsung Galaxy Note 10 without a headphone jack has been rumored. In fact, the last year report suggested that either Note 10 or the Galaxy S11 would see the demise of the Samsung flagships audio connector.
With the recent tweet from Ice Universe, this particular rumor appears to slowly solidify into reality. But there are many smartphone users especially Samsung buyers who would never like to buy a device that doesn’t have a 3.5 mm headphone jack, irrespective of USB-C’s increased ubiquity.
Of course, if Samsung dissects the headphone jack on the Galaxy Note 10, one would hope that the manufacturer in South Korea would at least include a suitable adapter in the box of the device. Samsung could even be generous with the accessories and offer the premium phablet for a pair of Galaxy Buds just to ease the 3.5 mm jack mourning process.
So, it seems like Samsung is on its way to abandoning certain features out in a few years even though this year they are not.