Notorious smartphone leaker Evan Blass has leaked a couple press of the Galaxy S9, giving us the first indication that it will still have a headphone jack. “The full information spill today is actually focused on a new Samsung DeX Pad, which appears an of last year’s DeX dock for the Galaxy S8,” reports The Verge. From the : Samsung, LG, and a couple of other companies like OnePlus have remained resolute in their inclusion of a headphone jack, but that was far from a certainty for the next Galaxy S iteration. This is a that will compete against the X, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, and more niche rivals like Google’s Pixel 2: all of them surviving sans a headphone jack. So Samsung could have dumped the analog audio output, but it seems to have opted against it, and that’s worthy of commendation. -C earphones are all still either bad or expensive — or both — and phones that retain compatibility with 3.5mm connectors remain profoundly useful to consumers that aren’t yet convinced by Bluetooth.

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