Oneplus 6t Removing earphone jack

Never settle one plus, a Shenzhen-based Chinese smartphone company founded by Pete Lau (CEO) and Carl Pei in December 2013. Never forgets to live by its motto to never settle. We say this because this series never settles itself. Since 2013 this company has been on an all-time high putting out new models of the mobile phones at the rate of almost two new models a year. This journey from model one plus one to one plus six has definitely boosted this company’s credibility and has never failed to deliver the best results.

They put out the newest model of one plus 6 recently which opened forums in April 2018 and was officially launched on the 17th of May. But just like Apple’s iPhone series this series also isn’t satisfied with just one plus 6 be it from the point of view of manufacturers or the eager customers. Hence soon after the launch of one plus 6, rumors about one plus 6t started floating in the ever-developing market of smartphones. One of the many rumors that reached many ears was the absence of a 3.5mm audio jack used for earphones. That bit of information did shock us a bit. Imagine the earphone slot gone in the mobile phone. Fortunately or unfortunately this rumor has been confirmed as true news recently by its CEO.

Oneplus 6t Removing earphone jack

According to their studies, it suggests that 60 percent of one plus users own wireless earphones And they feel it’s a feature which can be done away with in return for better battery life. This decision might also support the sales of one plus company’s recent launch of the one plus bullets wireless. These earphones launched alongside one plus 6 have the company’s Dash Charge technology with a USB Type-C port that allows five hours of playback for 10 minutes of charging. The earbuds feature a weather-resistant design and operate on Bluetooth connectivity with aptX technology. The Bullets Wireless earphones also support Google Assistant from a button click.

Along with this shocking news from one plus the CEO commented “We found 59 percent of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year – and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones,” he said. 

And Pei claims that, by removing the jack, the firm is freeing up more space to put “more new technology” into the product, noting that the 6T will offer a bigger battery than its OnePlus 6 predecessor. This is also likely a nod to the 6T’s in-display fingerprint sensor, which OnePlus confirmed was coming earlier this month. 

“It [removing the headphone jack] was a very controversial decision. We’re not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is. We believe now is the right time, as it’ll benefit the majority of our users while keeping the downside low.”

Pei confirmed that OnePlus will feature a 3.5mm to USB-C adapted in the box. And since, the company has let slip that it’ll be launching new Type-C Bullet earphones alongside the OnePlus 6T, which is to be launched somewhere around November 2018.

Seems like this team duly believes it’s time for a change. Here is where we end up wondering if wired earphones will become the next floppy disk and the 3.5 mm jacks will be the floppy drives.