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Why everyone is removing headphone jack?

Last year when #Apple removed headphone jack from iPhone 7 every one bashed this decision. Apple explained as

Maintaining an ancient, single-purpose, analogue, big connector doesn’t make sense because that space is at a premium

This year many companies including Google removed headphone jack from their flagship and no one explained why? but Min-Liang Tan CEO of Razer provided reason to remove headphone jack.

Min Liang Tan CEO RAZER Explaination for removal of Headphone jack
Min Liang Tan CEO RAZER Explaination for removal of Headphone jack

Min-Liang #Tan CEO of Razer explained why they decided to remove the headphone jack on his facebook page.

Why Razer opt-out headphone jack?

Mr. Tan: I see a lot of feedback on the removal of the headphone jack on the Razer Phone – and I wanted to share some of the thought process when we made the decision.

By removing the headphone jack they added around 500mah additionally in battery size, improved thermals for performance and much more.

What is trade off not having headphone jack?

Razer improved sound quality sound with the dedicated 24-Bit THX Certified DAC adapter and they included that with every phone. Which means user can enjoy better quality headphone audio for those who want to hold on to their analog headphones.

On top of that, we’ve released the HammerHead USB C (retails at $79.99) and the HammerHead BT with all day battery life (US$99.99 – or free with Paid to Play!) which makes it a complete solution.

Pros by removing headphone jack

So in short, removing the headphone jack gave better performance, more battery – and on top of that, better headphone audio performance with existing headphones and the option to go completely wireless or jacked in via USB.

I can’t speak for other phone companies who made the decision to remove the headphone jack – but I think you guys can see why we did so.”

He continuously engaged with users by providing insights and about not making phone taller to house headphone jack. First Reason: each millimeter of phone have importance that’s why they didn’t increased height. Second reason: taller phones requires custom battery that would add upto $100 in price plus would have delayed phone shipments.

Apple removed headphone jack to make iPhone slimmer, while Razer increased the battery size and made phone thicker. 4000mAH battery allows Razer owners to not carry power bank unlike iPhone users, He added.

Will Razer Phone upgrade to Android Oreo?

During this socialization session Mr Tan confirmed that Razer phone will receive Android Oreo 8.0 during quarter one (Q1) Of 2018.

Razer doesn’t plan to launch any jack to allow users to play music and charge the phone at same time.


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