Sony Mobile has no plans to cancel the 3.5mm headphone jack from its Xperia devices according to a report from ePrice. While Apple has taken the lead in removing the headphone socket from the iPhone 7, there has been intensifying speculation that other Android manufacturers may follow suit.
Sony has made a point of promoting high-resolution audio in its Xperia smartphones and we would expect the company to continue to develop this experience. Removing the headphone jack would not tie in with trying to improve the overall audio experience, especially if it means the need to carry additional adapters/dongles to get your existing headphones to work.
How concerned are you about the headphone jack in a smartphone? Would you miss it at all? Or, would you point-blank refuse to buy a phone that canned the jack? We’d love to hear your thoughts below.