It was LeEco ( Formerly LeTV) that launched the first smartphone with only USB Type-C and no 3.5mm headphone jack. Then, Apple was next to ditch the headphone jack. Many companies have followed this trend, and this year, we saw devices like HTC U Ultra and Mi6 with no headphone jack. It seems like the end of 3.5mm jack is near and after a couple of years, we might not see any new smartphone launching with the headphone jack. Today, we have got some information from a reliable source that the Oppo R11/R11 Plus and the Huawei Mate 10 won’t feature any headphone jack and there will be the USB Type-C port instead for charging, Data transfer and Music listening.
The Oppo R11 and R11 Plus have leaked several times before in some renders as well as the live shots, and we know most of the specifications of the devices. The phones will launch on May 15th. The Huawei Mate 10, however, will be launched at the end of this year, so there is no information about the phone except some rumored specs. Talking about Oppo R11/R11 Plus, they feature 5.5 and 6-inch screens with 2K resolution. The phones are powered by Snapdragon 660 processor along with 4/6GB RAM and dual rear cameras. The rumored specifications of Huawei Mate 10 include a 6-inch 2K display, Kirin 970 chipset based on the 10nm process, 4,900 mAh battery, dual rear as well as dual front cameras.
Do you think it is a good step to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and USB Type-C everything? Do let us know via the comments section.