- Brendan McDermid/Reuters
- A new image of what appears to be the Galaxy S9 has surfaced online, and it shows a headphone jack at the bottom.
- The earlier Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 had headphone jacks, but it wasn’t clear whether the Galaxy S9 would keep it as well.
- Big phone makers like Apple, Google, and Huawei have binned the headphone jack over the past couple of years, so it was reasonable to expect that Samsung would follow.
Samsung will apparently keep the headphone jack on the Galaxy S9.
A new image posted on Twitter by leakster Evan Blass (known as @evleaks) pictures Samsung’s forthcoming flagship laid down on what seems to be a new version of the DeX station, called DeX Pad – which allows the smartphone to run with a different user interface on large-screen monitors – and the headphone jack is clearly visible.
Samsung has kept the 3.5mm port on both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy Note 8 last year, but many others in the smartphone market – namely Google, Huawei, and Apple – have decided to do away with it.
- Evan Blass/Twitter
Blass has a long history of leaking information about upcoming devices (often correctly), and the shots look like professional, official-looking images.
The Galaxy S9 otherwise looks a lot like its predecessor, the Galaxy S8, which would corroborate other renders of the phone that have recently surfaced online.
Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 at an event on Sunday, February 25 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. You can follow along with Business Insider coverage from the event on Sunday.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 8, 2018