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Why did they eliminate the ear phone jack?

(Topic created: 12-28-2020 05:07 AM)
JGCarillonneur
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My new S20 Ultra has no earphone jack, and the provided earphones plug into the USB-C jack. Is there a positive side to this change? The negative side is far more obvious: you have to choose between charging your phone or listening to it. Isn't this a case of "fixing" something that wasn't broken?
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Ekamek
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It's because more and more people now use Bluetooth instead of wired headphones. I will like to have both as well but wireless/Bluetooth is the tech of the day.
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That's why I love my S10+ because I have an option to use wired or Bluetooth.
user9sZTgpOvva
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according to my step-son, there is an adapter one can buy that plugs in to the charging slot for headphones. avail on Amazon.
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JGCarillonneur
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Does the adapter accommodate charging and earphones at the same time?
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user9sZTgpOvva
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personally, I doubt it. I have not seen it myself. you would need to check out what Amazon has to offer.
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JGCarillonneur
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Following up on the discussion above, Samsung actually carries an adapter that plugs into a USB-C hole, and converts to a headphone jack. The model number is EE-UC10JUWEGUS. It definitely does not allow you to charge the phone through the USB hole while listening to wired headphones. Of course, if you have a wireless charger handy, or have Bluetooth headphones, you can indeed do both, but what no one has so far answered is why they eliminated the jack. What problem was that solving to do that?
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JGCarillonneur
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On Amazon, I did find a third-party adapter that plugs into a USB-C hole, and *does* allow you to charge the phone through the USB while also providing the standard headphone mini jack. Maybe Samsung should have offered this as well? https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-Adapter-Charging-Compatible-Samsung/dp/B08279WBMM/ref=sr_1_13?dchil...

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