Samsung said to be following iPhone 7 by courageously omitting headphone jack in 'Galaxy S8'

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The next flagship phone line coming from Samsung in 2017, expected to be called the "Galaxy S8," will likely omit the headphone jack in favor of a single USB-C port for charging and headphone use.

The most recent supply chain rumors about the "Galaxy S8" flagship phone from Sammobile note the lack of analog headphone jack, as well as a 2K resolution super AMOLED display similar to that in the Galaxy S7, but with embedded fingerprint sensor.

The "Galaxy S8" display is said to shift back to RGB, eschewing the company's previous use of the Diamond PenTile pixel layout. Overall, the design is expected to be aesthetically similar to that of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.

Apple ditched the headphone jack with the iPhone 7 family to much discontent, but was not the first smartphone to do so. Apple has also been tied to patents related to biometric sensors embedded behind smartphone screens, with the latest rumors pegging the technology to the "iPhone 8" refresh, expected in the fall of 2017.