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If Samsung says the headphone jack is dead, it’s dead

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For years, Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones have catered to folks who want a phone with a ton of features and are willing to pay for them. Its new Galaxy Note10 and Note10 continue that theme. But the company did delete a feature every previous Note phone has had, though it’s not making a fuss over the change and didn’t mention it at its splashy launch event in New York City this afternoon.

As suggested by recent leaks, neither version of the Note10 has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, Samsung includes USB-C earbuds in the box and will be glad to sell you a pair of Galaxy Buds, its quite-nice answer to Apple’s AirPods.

Way back in 2016, when Apple eliminated the headphone jack from the iPhone 7, marketing honcho Phil Schiller stood onstage and said it took “courage” to ditch such a........

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