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The Galaxy Note 10 won't have a headphone jack or physical volume and power keys (rumor)

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The Galaxy Note 10 won't have a headphone jack or physical volume and power keys (rumor)

Looks like Samsung is getting rid of the headphone jack as well.

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"Both changes had been previously rumored, but we can now provide stronger confirmation."
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I dunno - this render being passed around (and supposedly vetted by some prominent leakers) is apparently what it's gonna look like, and there's physical power/volume controls still:

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I don't know how you can do away with a power button. It would have to be always "on". The only time it's off is when the battery is drained. Otherwise, it would have to be in standby for any soft button to work, much like any device that uses a remote control for on/off.
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Here's hoping the digital buttons are better than HTC's first attempt. Albeit HTC did get better with a subsequent update

https://www.androidcentral.com/htc-u12-plus-review
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Can probably do without the headphone jack, hope Samsung would bring a 90hz display into the note 10 like OP7
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rabbit wrote: I don't know how you can do away with a power button. It would have to be always "on". The only time it's off is when the battery is drained. Otherwise, it would have to be in standby for any soft button to work, much like any device that uses a remote control for on/off.
How do you turn it on after the battery has drained and you recharge it?
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Once it has enough juice, it auto-powers on, I guess. It would be like a flashlight with a switch that it always in the On position. As you soon you put batteries in, there's light.
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rabbit wrote: I don't know how you can do away with a power button. It would have to be always "on". The only time it's off is when the battery is drained. Otherwise, it would have to be in standby for any soft button to work, much like any device that uses a remote control for on/off.
No physical button doesn't mean no toggle. The toggle would be like the squeeze thingy other phones has. I believe.

You can still power on and off the device like any other. Just not a physical button. Instead of pressing a button. You squeeze the device for 10 seconds or something like that.

In my opinion for a device that has no front facing button anyway and on screen finger print scanner it is not a big deal. Seriously how often do you actually use the power button?
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How does it detect a squeeze?
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No headjoack is killer for me. I won't buy a cell phone without one. If mainstream phone is to phase them out I will just be from a phone online with a headphone jack.
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rabbit wrote: How does it detect a squeeze?
So they're sensors that require power.

Giving more thought to how a phone would turn on again when the battery is dead, smartphones already do that. If a phone is off, when you plug it in for charging, the phone automatically turns on to charge, displaying the screen with the battery meter. I suppose they can change it to boot up the OS, instead.

If the battery is absolutely drained, it takes a minute or so before the phone powers up to the battery meter.
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rabbit wrote: So they're sensors that require power.

Giving more thought to how a phone would turn on again when the battery is dead, smartphones already do that. If a phone is off, when you plug it in for charging, the phone automatically turns on to charge, displaying the screen with the battery meter. I suppose they can change it to boot up the OS, instead.

If the battery is absolutely drained, it takes a minute or so before the phone powers up to the battery meter.
That is how all windows phones operated. If completely dead, placed on the charger the battery charge displayed on the screen until there was enough power to boot the phone into the OS automatically. That was one thing I didn't like about my wp. You could never charge it turned off.
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Big design change with this version.
Funny how it looks very similar to the Huawei P30 pro now.

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Huawei looks so much better, just the hardware.

As for the reports, I’ve gotten used to it thanks to Apple. I want the headphone jack but not a deal breaker.

No buttons. I will also learn to get used to it I guess.
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