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One of the most talked about smartphone features recently is the 3.5mm headphone jack. Ever since Apple got rid of it, many Android phones have followed suit, and now it looks like the Google Pixel 2 will as well.
In a recent tweet, managing editor of 9to5Google Stephen Hall solidified the current thinking that Google will drop the headphone jack on the Pixel 2, in favor of Bluetooth connectivity and the USB Type-C port for connection to audio devices. He then followed up by saying that he is basing this information on having “seen both internal documentation and been told by someone who has seen prototypes”.
Just got another tip that Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 will both ditch the headphone jack. In case you needed further confirmation.— Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) August 3, 2017
The news isnt surprising as such, especially since CAD designs a little over a week ago showed no sign of the 3.5mm port, and case designs that have recently surfaced show no hole to plug in your headphones.
Although many brands have dropped the port, Google doing it on their flagship could mean the end of the 3.5mm headphone jack. However, this is just a rumor, and we are waiting to hear an official statement from Google.