Samsung plans to copy Apple by ditching headphone jack

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Samsung plans to take the “courageous” step of copying Apple next year by ditching the headphone jack on its flagship smartphone.

The most recent rumor about the upcoming “Galaxy S8” claims the device will use USB-C for charging and for headphone connections. Apple made the controversial decision to kill the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this year. Not all fans were happy with the move.

Samsung may beat Apple to adding some major new features, such as a long-rumored embedded fingerprint sensor. SamMobile reports that the Galaxy S8 will ditch its home button, too, allowing much smaller bezels.

Monkey see, monkey do

Apple has supposedly been planning to kill the iPhone’s home button as well. The Galaxy S8 is expected to come out before the iPhone 8 refresh in 2018.

Other new feature on the Galaxy S8 are rumored to include a 2K-resolution super-AMOLED display. Instead of using a PenTile pixel layout, though, Samsung will allegedly switch back to RGB.

Next year could be huge year for Apple and for Samsung. iPhone sales are expected to surge, thanks to pent-up demand for new features.

Even though the iPhone 7 just came out a few months ago, rumors are already heating up that the device may get a major design change with a curved glass body, improved cameras, slimmer bezels and supercharged internals.