No more headphone jack

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/09/oneplus-ignores-its-own-user-polling-removes-headphone-jack-on-oneplus-6t/ -- Why I keep an older phone that still has a hexacore processor & 4Gb RAM -- all you need baby.

OnePlus is working on a followup to the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T. The company's latest smartphone should launch sometime in October, and until then we're getting a slow, continual drip of information on the device. The latest news is not so great. The company has revealed that it's dumping the headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T.

In an interview with TechRadar, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei confirmed that the "next OnePlus handset" would not have the ubiquitous and universally compatible audio jack. "By removing the jack we've freed up more space, allowing us to put more new technology into the product," Pei told TechRadar. "One of the big things is something our users have asked us for: improved battery life."

Seeing another company strip the headphone jack off its devices is definitely disappointing. For OnePlus, it's another move that feels like a continuation of the OnePlus 6 strategy: removing the features that makes the phone unique. Compared to the OnePlus 5T—one of our favorite devices of last year—a lot has changed for this year's edition. The company went from a metal device with slim bezels and a headphone jack to a fragile all-glass device, yet another notch design, and now no headphone jack.

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