OnePlus boss drops cryptic OnePlus 5 headphone jack hint

OnePlus boss Carl Pei has added to speculation regarding the OnePlus 5’s headphone jack situation, following rumours that the firm’s next ‘flagship killer’ might follow the iPhone 7 and switch to a USB-C connection.

The outspoken CEO dropped a couple of particularly cryptic tweets yesterday, which have been interpreted by some as suggesting that the headphone jack is safe.

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https://twitter.com/statuses/866629393053044738

On the one hand, Pei asking, “Why did the headphone jack cross the road?” would seem to hint that the OnePlus 5 will feature a repositioned headphone jack, rather than drop it entirely.

This chimes with previous rumours, including leaked images, which have shown the incoming device lacking a 3.5mm connection on its bottom – but we haven’t been privvy to snaps alleging to depict its top.

But on the flipside, the OnePlus brand is largely built on offering flagship calibre specs at a lower price point – and in 2017, this might mean it wants to go all-in with the new USB-C standard.

We’ll have to wait and see, with OnePlus expected to drop its next flagship over the summer.

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