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Five premium flagship mobiles that still have ‘good old’ 3.5mm headphone jack

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These days it’s hard to come by a premium smartphone that has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Most high-end smartphones, be it Apple, Google, OnePlus, or Samsung are omitting headphone jacks altogether and are introducing reversible ports like USB-C or Lightning.

In a vast range of mid-to-entry level phones, 3.5mm jack is a piece of standard equipment even today. However, from all the premium ones, it is disappearing at a rapid rate since 2016, making it harder for one to listen to music if he does not want to go wireless.

The first phone to ditch the jack was from LeEco also introducing the USB-C. Following this, several other smartphones like iPhone, Google Pixel, Xiaomi Mi 6, and HTC U11 let the path.

However, some the flagship phones even today retain the 3.5mm audio jack, which includes LG V40s ThinQ and Samsung Galaxy S10.

Here are some premium flagship smartphones that are still carrying the 3.5mm audio jack:

Samsung Galaxy S10+/ Galaxy S10/ Galaxy S10e

Samsung is one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world right now that’s too reluctant to let go of the 3.5mm audio jack. This is one company that is taking customer feedback seriously and is giving them back what they want, rather than what the company wants. In the new Galaxy S10 series, the company has retained the 3.5mm headphone jack, unlike many other premium smartphones.

Starting Price: Samsung Galaxy S10+ – Rs 73,900
Samsung Galaxy S10e – Rs 55,900
Samsung Galaxy S10 – Rs 66,900

Honor View 20 (aka V20)

Honor View 20 by Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s sub-brand Honor was launched in India in January this year. This smartphone that can give some others a run for money comes with a 6.4-inch touchscreen, and 6GB RAM. V20 runs on Android 9.0 and is powered by 4000mAh battery. This is another smartphone that is also carrying a 3.5mm jack much like its predecessor V10.
Price: Rs 37,999

LG V40 ThinQ

LG V40 ThinQ was launched in January this year and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apart from this, it has 3300mAh battery, 6GB RAM and 6.4-inch Gorilla Glass protected AMOLED screen.
Price: Rs 49,990