OnePlus 6T will not have a headphone jack

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After recently confirming one feature that’ll be included with the OnePlus 6T, the folks at OnePlus have now revealed one feature that won’t be making the cut.

The OnePlus 6T won’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has confirmed. He explains that “making a great phone doesn’t mean putting every component available into the device,” adding that “at times things that provide user value can also add friction.” Pei also pointed to a recent survey that showed that 59 percent of the OnePlus community owns wireless headphones.

The good news for people that have 3.5mm headphones that they love is that the OnePlus 6T will include a 3.5mm headphone adapter in the box.

OnePlus’s co-founder went on to talk about the benefits that removing the 3.5mm headphone jack brings. The move allows OnePlus to “put more new technology into the product,” Pei explained. He also said that the OnePlus 6T will have better battery life, an improvement that will be “substantial enough for users to realize.”

The OnePlus 6 (shown above) that debuted earlier this year includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, so some people will likely be disappointed to learn that the OnePlus 6T will ditch that port. It is a bit of a consolation that an adapter will be included in the box, but not everyone wants to worry about remembering a dongle when they go out. Hopefully the improved battery life on the OnePlus 6T will be great enough to help 6T buyers get over the lack of a headphone jack.

What do you think of this news? Will the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T make it a tough sell?

Source: TechRadar

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  • marque2

    Why the hate for headphone jacks? I find the wireless headphones to be rather inconvenient. Never charged when I need them basically.

    • Phone Guy

      At the gym with a cord swinging in your face. You twist to say hello to someone and the phone gets ripped off and goes flying. I discovered if you have at least 2 pairs of bluetooth headsets, one will always be charged. Easy Peasy.

      • marque2

        I buy headphones with longer cords, and don’t have a problem with that – but I do see your point. The real trick is not having one or two headsets, the trick is to remember to charge them, and needing 600 USB charging stations for all the blu tooth everything.

  • SuzieSunshine

    I’m okay with no headphone jack. I use wired earbuds multiple days per week, and a dongle will suffice. Also been adopting more wireless earbuds lately, and that technology will continue to improve. Really looking forward to this phone being released on T-Mobile!

  • PC_Tool

    Not an issue for me. Haven’t used wired headphones or aux-in for years. Never really understood the folks losing their minds over this trend.

    • riverhorse

      I know. Just buy a Dongle for simultaneous charging and headphones.

      • PC_Tool

        Meh…I’ve been using BT for ages. My last car even had a aux-in BT adapter.

        Ain’t no ting but a chicken wing.

  • njikokanoel

    Welp, I was looking forward to it, but lack of Headphone Jack is a red flag for me. Can’t use a device missing what I consider essential components as a daily driver. Sorry One+ you lost me.

    • steveb944

      So you’re going with Samsung? Idk anyone else with a jack still.

      • SirStephenH

        LG hasn’t ditched the jack.

  • lomsha

    Bs, whatever.

  • Nate

    I personally don’t like the decision. I have older vehicles which I do not want to have to replace the OEM radios in. I use the headphone jack primarily for audio output to car and home audio systems. I guess the dongle will work but it will make for one more thing to have to carry around or will have to buy multiple dongles to leave in the normal usage spots. Just not as convenient for me.

    • PC_Tool

      BT adapter for your Aux-In port. Did it for years in my old Impala. :)

      Much cheaper than a new head-unit.

      • Plow Rox

        True but some vehicles suck for connecting with Bluetooth and need the hard wire connection.

        • SirStephenH

          It has nothing to do with the car. Maybe you just had a bad Bluetooth adapter or you’re thinking of an FM adapter.

        • PC_Tool

          Depends on the adapter.

        • MindFog2287

          I have tried a few bluetooth adapters in my Jeep and for some reason the audio is always quieter even at max volume. When I drive my commute with no top, it just wasn’t loud enough at full volume to hear audio books or anything other than music.

      • Chilehead

        If only BT was allowed on flights.

        • PC_Tool

          Gotta love the game of whataboutisms…ya know, if you’re exceedingly bored.

        • Chilehead

          So much for “Never Settle”.

        • PC_Tool

          *gasp*

          It’s not 100% natural perfection with everything everyone ever wanted ever!?!?!?! So much for “Never Settle”…/s

        • Chilehead

          It’s OK to be a sarcastic fanboy troll. I won’t judge.

        • PC_Tool

          As if literally anyone on this entire planets gives a rats ass what you think?

          Now that’s hilarious. Judge all you want. Your opinion is worthless.

  • besweeet

    Greed wins again. Was heavily interested in this phone until this news happened.

    • Dummy Up Meathead

      You sound greedy.

  • Koolme666

    Damn, I was going to possibly get this phone to. I already have a Moto z 2force with no headphone jack and it’s super annoying when I need my adapter and can’t find it. Also don’t like the fact I can’t charge and listen when I’m about to go to bed. And don’t tell me to get an adapter for both connections, if that was the case the phones should come equipped with both adapters a headphone and the headphone/charge combo, shouldn’t have to go out of my way to buy one. Guess I’ll go with the Thin Q maybe or just something low budget

  • pda96

    Scratch another phone off my list.

    • steveb944

      What still comes with headphone jacks?

      • Chilehead

        Just some obscure manufacturer named Samsung.

        • Ver

          Which pis*es me off. I just can’t bring myself to lay 1k for a freaking phone. The note 9 is nice but….

        • Chilehead

          Note 8, S9 and S9+ are cheaper options. I wish HTC would be relevant again. I always loved their hardware.

        • Ver

          But the Note is such a better size

        • Bklynman

          HTC and Samsung both had big handset from the start. I might be wrong on this,I believe HTC were 1st company with 4″+screens, Until they decide to shoot themselves in the foot. HTC,came out The Amaze,they should kept the name, The Amaze,and the build. Sammy kept making their handsets bigger,HTC kept there smaller,and bad launches,delays,etc. Just doom them.

      • SirStephenH

        LG and Samsung

        • pda96

          Some Motos as well. As long as there are phones with this feature, I’m not worried. The problem with bluetooth is that it doesn’t sound as good as a wired connection. The latest standard is 5.0. But most phones still have 4.2. Plus, I hate battery powered headphones (unless they also come with a cable). It’s another battery to replace or recharge. No thanks.

      • Phone Guy

        I think the Etch-a-sketch and some pre-paid phones do. Ha.

  • Ver

    The more I think about it the more annoying this is. I don’t like wireless earbuds. I also like to be able to charge my phone while I’m talking on it. I was already overlooking the fact there is no SD card slot with “oh well ya can’t have everything” but the problems are mounting. I suppose if I find out it is 5g ready it will tilt back the other way. Not to mention the fact I don’t want to give greedy Samsung the $ they steal. Thanks for listening to my rant.

    • Plow Rox

      5g is at least 1 to 2 years out. By then you’ll be onto a new device.

    • SirStephenH

      There won’t be any 5g capable phones until next year. Also, if your problem is that you want to use a headset while charging then there are adapters that will give you a USB and a 3.5mm port so you can charge and use headphones at the same time.

      • Ver

        Really? That would be good. Keyword? Want to find one.

    • Phone Guy

      5G is not important. Pay attention to phones that have and 71? 600MHZ which is rolling out hot and heavy. 5G isn’t going to do crap for 95% of people. At least not for a long time.

  • steveb944

    I prefer it with a jack. I completely forgot this was the trend and I bought my wife the Essential Phone without one.
    I think at this point it’s only Samsung offering it, maybe LG. Everyone else has gone without, so it’s not really a deal breaker.

    • SirStephenH

      LG still has the port in all of its devices. LG’s thing is audio and audio quality, I’m sure they’d be one of the last to ditch the port.

  • Matthew McKnight

    I have an HTC u11 Life, that I bought as an inbetween when my M8 died (for the 3rd time), and it doesn’t have a headphone jack. I can say that I find it as annoying as &*^# that I can’t charge and listen simultaneously. I’ve been using LG BT headphones for years, but the build on them has been getting worse and as mentioned in another comment they aren’t always charged when I need them. With this and no SD card slot plus no RATED water resistance, I don’t think I can see my way to this device. I have SOO been wanting one for a few years, but ThinQ here I come (unless One Plus does something redeeming)

    • Plow Rox

      LG thinQ? v30xx sad choice if you want to root or customize the device. I am excited to possibly get a OnePlus device also.

      • SirStephenH

        The V30 is just as customizable as any other phone as long as root isn’t required.

        • MindFog2287

          Yeah, can’t remember the last time I rooted a phone. Couple years ago? Used to be the first thing I did when I got a new one.

  • SirStephenH

    “OnePlus’s co-founder went on to talk about the benefits that removing the 3.5mm headphone jack brings. The move allows OnePlus to “put more new technology into the product,” Pei explained. He also said that the OnePlus 6T will have better battery life, an improvement that will be “substantial enough for users to realize.” ”

    Removing the tiny little 3.5mm Jack allows them to put more new technology in and a better battery? LOL…right…

    • SurvivingSunnyvale

      You’ll never have a career in product design engineering.

      • Phone Guy

        Bingo.

    • MindFog2287

      You’d think with all that extra space, they could’ve added wireless charging.

  • JMF_mobile

    I got the OnePlus 6 a month ago and it still has the headphone jack. I was really surprised that they eliminated it on this phone released just 4 months later. I wouldn’t give up the headphone jack for the on-screen fingerprint reader as it was one of the factors that attracted me to the 6. As for the regular OnePlus 6, it already has very good battery life so I’m not buying that eliminating the headphone jack is going to boost battery life appreciably at all. Like my phone a lot, BTW and think it’s an excellent value starting at $429.

  • Kirk

    I can’t wait for this phone. And the funniest part of today is people who want to get the iPhone Xs Max have to pay a downpayment that’s almost the same as buying this phone outright. Lol.

  • Bklynman

    I was really thinking about getting this phone,no headphone jack no deal,with the price of the Note 8 dropping like crazy on the use phone market might get that instead,with Gal 10 coming out either later in the year or early next yr,who know how much the 9 will drop down to?

    • Phone Guy

      Remember the Note 8 doesn’t have 600mhz so wont’ work well everywhere that the S9 or Note10 will.

      • Bklynman

        Ok,you have good point,what about the Note 9?

        • Phone Guy

          Note 9 has every single band. If you can afford it, go for it. Its getting a bit rich for me. It doesn’t have 5G but don’t be fooled by people looking for that. It will be of almost no benefit for a while. So S8 Active, (not S8), S9, S9+ and Note 9 all good bets.

  • Jose

    At this point, I’m tired of being mad about companies taking the audio jack away. I’m good about keeping my headsets charged & hardly use wired at all. It does suck for those who prefer it, but I’m fine. When can I pre-order it?

  • Phil7474

    I call Bullshit. Excuses. Excuses. They could have put a 3.5mm jack in the phone without any compromises.

  • Phone Guy

    Thank gosh. Its time for wired users to move out of the 1990’s. Hello corded people, the 1990’s want their old headsets back.

    • Jerry Rich

      You’re not much of a “Phone Guy” if you don’t get why most people want the jack. And for some reason you seem to be fixated on the 1990’s.