OnePlus will keep the headphone jack 'for the time being'

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In each of the images, the round headphone jack port is clearly visble. As such, OnePlus doesn't see a point to the trade-off. It added that at one time, the company considered including a second USB Type-C port to the OnePlus 5T as a direct replacement for the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Further elaborating the decision, Lau pointed out that about 80 percent of users use "in-jack headphones". The smartphone will keep the headphone jack, which many other manufacturers have abandoned.

On its Facebook page, OnePlus posted an image of a stack of its current and previous generation smartphones all showing off their headphone jacks, with a tag line asking: "What do our phones have in common?" Just take comfort in knowing that you won't have to forego that familiar plug to get a modern Android smartphone.at least, not for a while.

Mind you, yesterday, OnePlus posted another tweet that suggested quite an important snippet of information.

Carl Pei (CEO of OnePlus) has been teasing images on Twitter of the capabilities of the new 5T and they indeed look promising, providing a lot of minor but much needed improvements over the OnePlus 5. Its launch date was leaked already and we were told the device may come with a Samsung AMOLED display. While OnePlus only released one flagship per year ...

As for why the OnePlus 5T will have a headphone jack, the OnePlus CEO says a primary reason is the audio quality.

If the leaked information is accurate, it's possible the OnePlus 5T will be available to buy at end of November or early December.

OnePlus is only preparing for the OnePlus 5T launch and we have a feeling it's nearly ready. But it seems, the China-based giant is still not ready to give up on the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. Sometimes, industry trends go against our core beliefs. There's only one handset to work from, which coincidentally came out almost a year ago to the month. It will likely have 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM options, though OnePlus could surprise on the storage front. That's why we prioritize the user and make good technology accessible.

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