The recently launched flagship devices from Sony are truly impressive, offering a new and improved design. Though with that we also saw removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack from Sony as well. A company that build itself up on music. So removing a headphone jack didn’t seem like the right thing to do.
In order to address its decision, Sony just released an official blog explaining why it had to remove the headphone jack. According to Sony “This is part of the shift to our new Ambient Flow design language. In order to create the beautiful seamless design, our designers needed to remove the headphone jack. Plus, we’re aware of the major market trend toward wireless headphones over wired headphone”.
The reason that Sony provided does not seem to justify why they had to remove the headphone jack. Because aside from Sony, Samsung also offers a seamless design on their phones. Where the recently launched Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offers a much slimmer design compared to the 11.1mm wide frame of the Xperia XZ2. So if Samsung can include a headphone jack why can’t Sony. Maybe Sony went for it because of the wireless headphone trend and not the new design.
With the removal of the headphone jack, Sony also changed its phone design. Which now features the new 2:1 aspect ratio and comes equipped with a 5.7 inch bezel-less display. There is also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 running under the hood. That comes coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. Where everything is powered by a 3180mAh battery inside. Aside from that the finger print sensor is also present on the back now, instead of the side.
Sony did take its time following what other manufactures have been doing. But this new change from Sony might bring back a lot of its users back. What do you think about the new flagship from Sony?