You too Nokia? After Apple ditched the 3.5mm headphone jack first in their iPhones followed by Google Pixel 2 which was launched recently, Nokia joins the fray.
A new seat of leaked photographs shows a visually stunning smartphone, the Nokia 9 but there’s a slight problem in it.
While users who are used to living without a headphone jack may not complain much, those who still use a trusty pair of headphones and in-ear phones will definitely think twice before buying the Nokia. The problem is that 3.5-mm audio jack is dead if industry updates are to be believed and eventually it will be no longer in the market making users opt for headphones that work on USB Type C technology.
Most major smartphone manufacturers are playing favorable for the removal of the audio jack whereas it still continues to be the source on MP3 players, computers and home entertainment systems. One has to wait for years to see how it pans out because when one part of the industry still uses them and lots of new headphone models are made available, simply changing smartphone ports may not work as a whole for everyone.
According to the leaked photographs, the Nokia 9 sports a near bezel less display and looks very thin, making it one of the slimmest and compact phones to hit the market. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which is the newest SoC used by most flagship models combined with 4GB of RAM.
The display is a 5.5-inch full HD screen and runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. The rear end of the phone will feature a powerful camera but resolution details are not available as of now. The lens will be supplied by Carl Zeiss which used to partner with Nokia back in the days and the partnership continues with Nokia 9, a flagship model for 2018.
While the phone sports all the necessary ports including the USB Type C port, SIM card and micro SD card slot, it lacks a headphone jack. The design looks final and there doesn’t seem to be any options where the 3.5mm jack be brought back to life in the final version.
The Nokia 9 is expected to be officially announced soon as the company wants to compete with the likes of Apple iPhone 8 and Google Pixel 2 in their own turf with an Android device that’s different from the rest.