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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 hates your 3.5mm headphones, according to new leak

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 hates your 3.5mm headphones, according to new leak

Et tu, Samsung? Leaked images of the upcoming Galaxy Note 10 flagship phone show a beautiful looking handset with something missing: the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The pictures, via XDA Developers, were originally posted as part of FCC listings for the phone and show everything we’ve come to expect including a triple-camera array and a hole-punch camera in the middle. There’s also the S Pen slot in the bottom of the handset.


The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 hates your 3.5mm headphones, according to new leak


But there’s no room for a headphone jack. In other words, you’d better hope you’ve got a good set of wireless headphones, or be ready to use an adapter for the USB-C slot.


While Samsung is far from the first to kill off the headphone – Apple, Google, Sony, OnePlus, Huawei and others beat the South Korean firm to that particular punch – it’s still a disappointment. Wireless headphones are great, but sometimes it’s good to have a backup that doesn’t rely on you remembering to keep it charged.


It’s a pity, as everything else we’re hearing about the Note 10 looks very positive. A large 6.66-inch display, a meaty 4,300mAh battery and the same powerful processor that makes the Galaxy S10 such a joy to use.


We’ll have those specs confirmed – or hilariously disproven – on Wednesday August 7, when Samsung hosts its next Unpacked event. Alongside the latest edition to our list of the best Samsung phones, we’re expecting to see a health-focused new Galaxy Watch too. Watch this space.