The OnePlus 6T has no headphone jack

Following In the footsteps of manufacturers like Apple, Motorola and HTC also deletes OnePlus the well-known 3.5 mm headphone jack on its latest smartphone. The still unannounced OnePlus 6T let the audio port road to a better battery life to guarantee, says the managing director of the company.

In an interview with Techrader says Carl Pei, the OnePlus director, that the omission of the 3.5 mm headphone jack is not out of thin air. The manufacturer thinks there is already a time and find that ‘the time is now ripe for it’. According to Pei, more than half of the existing OnePlus customers a wireless bluetooth-enabled headphones, a percentage that would continue to increase.

The 3.5 mm jack would therefore be less important than two years ago, when Apple released the port deleted on the iPhone 7 (Plus). A few hours after Apple released its latest iPhone’s presented (again, without the 3.5 mm port), OnePlus announced that its latest device, the example that follows.

Without a 3.5 mm port, more space for ‘new tech’

The OnePlus 6T is on 17 October revealed and although Pei the smartphone not by name, he indicates that the omission of the headphone jack several advantages. So there would be more room inside the unit, what is needed to ‘new technologies’ as possible. To which technologies, says the director. The invitation for the OnePlus 6T-aankodiging hint on a finger print scanner under the display, so that seems the most obvious.

Previously we wrote an opinion article in which we explain why the deletion of the 3.5 mm port is a bad idea

Usb-c or adapter

According to Pei offers the next OnePlus phone will also have a better battery life than the OnePlus 6 (review), part of which would come by the omission of the headphone jack. OnePlus 6T-users who will soon be wired music want to listen to, earplugs or a headset with a usb-c connector. According to OnePlus, offer usb-c-earbuds better sound quality than the traditional 3.5 mm earbuds. OnePlus also supplies a 3.5 mm-to-usb-c adapter to existing audio equipment to connect.

The first reactions to OnePlus’ decision to make the headphone jack the way to do not lie. On Reddit complain about people that the manufacturer, this is mainly do to more copies of his new wireless earbuds to wear.


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