This article was originally published on January 27 and has been updated to reflect the launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
After a slew of leaks, Samsung this week unveiled its latest high-end smartphones: the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
Yes, the Galaxy S8 has a USB-C port for charging, so it still technically supports USB-C headphones.
For a good chunk of the last year, the common wisdom was that the traditional headphone jack was living on borrowed time.
The Galaxy S8 isn’t stopping that; if anything, it’s expediting it by being the first phone with Bluetooth 5 and making it easier to stream wireless audio to multiple pairs of headphones at once.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Little Said on Safety After Battery Problem
“The additional measures Samsung has taken should certainly improve battery safety and durability,” said Lewis Larsen, president of Chicago-based battery technology consultancy Lattice Energy.
Downplaying the battery safety issue may also be a sensible marketing option as the new quality measures can’t guarantee there will be no future problems.
To be sure, Samsung announced a comprehensive safety plan after concluding in January that faulty batteries from two suppliers caused some Note 7s to catch fire.
And at last week’s annual shareholder meeting, one young boy stood up and asked Samsung to double down on safety.
Samsung said last year it confirmed just 140 faulty batteries in more than 3 million Note 7s it sold—fewer than five in every 100,000.
collected by :Molly Tony