Samsung Galaxy A Series to Get Android Nougat Update, Galaxy S8 to Ditch Headphone Jack

By Arah TJ , Updated Dec 06, 2016 10:13 PM EST

Samsung Galaxy A series, the 2016 iterations, have been reported to get Android Nougat update soon. However, the South Korean company, Samsung, have not made an announcement to confirm this report. 

The report came from Sam Mobile. It suggests Galaxy A series (2016) will get the Android Nougat update soon. However, the source added there is no confirmation about when the roll-out would start for the devices. The firmware update is expected to  be rolled out in the second quarter of 2017. 

Meanwhile, in other related news, just like iPhone 7, Galaxy S8 could lose its headphone jack too, according to CNET. Although after Apple ditched the headphone, thus, making some fans turn their back, the trend of ditching headphone could continue, according to some rumors.

So what to expect to Galaxy S8 if it comes with no headphone jack?

Galaxy 8 owners, or those who want to get Galaxy 8 would have to listen to audio through Bluetooth headphones or headphones compatible with the phone's USB Type-C port. Samsung debuted USB-C port on its Samsung Note 7 (now it has been recalled), which is used for charging the phone faster and transfer data files quicker.

Without the headpone jack, there would be free up space that it could use to make a bigger battery or thinner phone. According to SamMobile's source, the Galaxy S8 will come with a 2K screen resolution, better screen quality because of a new AMOLED display material, and a higher screen-to-body ratio. 

There is a possibility that the physical home button will be ditched as well and there will bean added optical fingerprint scanner.  As of writing this article, the South Korean company hasn't given any comments about the rumor. If Samsung pursues its annual trend, the Galaxy S8 will launch in February 2017. 

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