The Galaxy Note 10 has no headphone jack, confirmed
Samsung was one of the last holdouts to include the 3.5mm jack on its flagship phones. Now the Note 10 doesn't even come with an adapter.
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Samsung told CNET that its own surveys of Galaxy S and Note buyers said a majority -- around 70% -- used Bluetooth instead of the headphone jack.
"One thing we looked at is what people are actually doing on their device. Far and away for Note, people are using Bluetooth audio. The headphone jack just isn't getting the usage we used to see," said Caleb Slavin, Samsung America's senior manager of product management.
Meanwhile, Samsung declined to comment on whether next year's Galaxy S11 would also lack a 3.5mm output. But with the Note 10 pulling the trigger, it's hard to imagine its successor bringing the jack back from the dead.