The flagship phone from the creator of Android is getting a headphone jack — but as a paid accessory

September 15, 2017
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Andy Rubin’s Essential phone doesn’t have a headphone jack, but the company is working on an accessory to bring it back.

As per a Reddit AMA (“Ask Me Anything” thread), the team is “actively developing a high end audio accessory to support a 3.5mm jack.”

If you find the absence of the popular port annoying, we feel you. But Essential does have an explanation as to why they decided not to include it:

“Headphone jacks are pretty big components and they don’t play nice with all-screen Phone architectures. We studied it very seriously, but fitting a headphone jack into our Phone …read more

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