Whether we like it or not, it’s probably just a matter of time before most relevant smartphone makers are ditching 3.5mm audio jacks, at least on their high-end devices. Samsung, LG, and Sony have not done this yet,but it looks like Sony may do it in the very near future. Last week, the FCC (US Federal Communications Commission) approved a mysterious Sony phone while revealing a few interesting things about it. According to documents made available by the FCC, this unannounced Sony phone (currently known only by its FCC ID, PY7-21831A) appears to be using a USB Type-C port for both audio, …
Quite many months after releasing the interesting Essential Phone,
Essential today started selling accessories via its official website (US
only). When we say accessories, we mean more than just the Essential 360 Camera
module that was already available to buy.
Here’s a list of new Essential accessories that you can
order right away, prices included:
Essential Earphones HD ($99), featuring “immersive
fatigue-free sound” and a multi-action button that can even activate Google
Assistant. These high-definition earphones work not just with the Essential
Phone, but also with other devices …
You know that a phone is having problems when a law firm starts soliciting owners to see if they want to join a Class Action suit against the manufacturer. In the case of the Google Pixel sequels, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have been the target of various complaints. The Pixel 2 XL has burn-in issues (although not more than any other premium smartphone says Google) and other problems with the screen. Pixel 2 users were hearing strange clicking and buzzing sounds. The latter was fixed via an OTA update.
Just the other day, we told you how several Pixel 2 XL owners noticed that their …
OnePlus just posted an image on Facebook that heavily implies its next smartphone, which is believed to be the OnePlus 5T, will retain a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.
Officially unveiled earlier today, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro
and Mate 10 are both high-end, well-designed Android 8 Oreo handsets, but there
are plenty of differences between them. One of these differences – likely
important to some potential buyers – consists in the fact that the Mate 10 Pro does not
feature a 3.5mm headset jack, while the Mate 10 is a more conventional
device, thus it has a standard jack.
Fortunately, Huawei compensates for the lack of a 3.5mm jack
with a pair of USB Type-C earphones, plus a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter – both are
included in the retail box of the Mate 10 …
Yesterday, Motorola and the four major U.S. carriers unveiled the Motorola Moto Z2 Force. While there are some new features like the dual camera setup in back, the pill shaped fingerprint sensor (as opposed to the square shaped button on last year’s model), the Snapdragon 835 chipset inside, and the 64GB of native storage, one of the things that remains the same is the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack.
For those who love the Moto Z2 Force but feel that the lack of the 3.5mm jack is a deal breaker, there is an interesting (but aggravating) rumor that was posted yesterday on Twitter. Citing …
As technology advances, more and more handset makers replace various components inside their products with new, better ones. However, there’s a new trend among major players in the smartphone market, as many companies have decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and replace it with the USB Type-C port.
Apple and HTC have already done it, but other brands are looking to follow in their footsteps. Honor, the Chinese company that launches premium smartphones, is expected to launch a new flagship that supposedly lacks the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The first leaked pictures of the Honor …
Just yesterday, we passed along a leaked press render of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The image came from the Twitter account belonging to reliable source Evan Blass. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ will both greet the light of day in New York City on March 29th. The actual release of the phones should take place on April 21st. And that means there should be more leaked photos of the pair to be seen in the weeks ahead.
But there is no time like the present we say. The latest leaked photos of the Galaxy S8 have been disseminated today. The phone actually looks like that image Samsung …