New leaked images have confirmed just five days ahead of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 that Samsung is replacing the 3.5mm jack with the USB-C type dongle. The dongle is expected to be included in the box as standard supply. There are some who question if both the Note 10 and the Note 10+ will have an identical arrangement or it is only the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ that will sport the wireless audio feature.
It’s a White Dongle with a Short Cable and a Port
The image now leaked has a white USB-C type adopter at one end and the female port to insert the 3.5 mm jack from a wired headphone at the other end. The cable itself is quite short, not longer than a couple of inches. This won’t be very different from the Lighting adopter you have seen with the Apple devices. Apple switched to these adopters as early as in 2016 and has not gone back. Ironically, Samsung used to openly make fun of this decision by Apple to remove the 3.5 mm jack, but now it seems committed to this design.
The other irony is that a large body of the user community that has been expressing its displeasure at the removal of the 3.5mm jack. The manufacturers have not really been impacted by these opinions. One comment after seeing the leaked image of the dongle is that its white color suggests the components inside the box could all be in white.
Galaxy Buds to be Offered Free?
The South Korean giant had supplied its Samsung Galaxy Buds free with the Samsung Galaxy S10 earlier this year. The Galaxy S10 does come with the headphone jack. It therefore stands to reason that the company will follow the same with the flagships in the Galaxy Note series with the jack removed.
The wait to know the actual picture officially from the company is pretty short, August 7 is just less than a week away.