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Next year’s OnePlus 4 could make headphone fans very, very happy


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Next year’s OnePlus 4 smartphone looks likely to retain the headphone jack, judging by a tweet sent out by co-founder Carl Pei.

Pei posted on Tuesday evening, asking followers to vote on whether they like headphone jacks.

So far there has been predictably one-sided feedback with 86 per cent of the 1,500 voters responding in the affirmative.

Given the OnePlus 4 is expected next summer, Pei could be canvassing opinion from users or offering a coy hint at the next phone’s hardware make up.

We’d say it’s extremely unlikely he’d ask this question of a very vocal and influential fanbase - likely knowing the answer - only to then rip the physical connection from the phone anyway.

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Pei is likely to be swimming against a tide of manufacturers who’re sacrificing the century-old hardware component.

Apple’s iPhone 7 is, of course, the most famous device to force customers into alternate arrangements, while Motorola and HTC are also releasing handsets with one less orifice.

The OnePlus 4 is the expected follow up to the OnePlus 3 handset, which was released in June 2016.

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We’re hoping for an improved display, better/more consistent battery life, fewer production issues and faster delivery. The same low, low price would be nice too.

Given Samsung’s current woes, there’s a huge opportunity for OnePlus to soak of some market share in 2017.

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Would the presence of a headphone jack convince you to give the now established upstart a shot? Share your thoughts below


October 26, 2016, 12:30 am

Retaining the socket gives consumers a choice, they are still able to connect by two methods, wired & wireless.
Removing the socket nullifies an important option, even if only used for occasional back-up.
0 to 5/10.

See journalists soon referring to the headphone jack as 'obsolete' and describing it as a con on reviews.


October 26, 2016, 1:34 pm

Hopefully they bring back the micro sd card slot that was there in every single oneplus until 3.

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