The co-founder of OnePlus has said before the launch of Oneplus 6 that, OnePlus 6T will not have a headphone jack.
His interview with TechRadar as follows,
“When we started OnePlus, we set out to make the best possible smartphone, but making a great phone doesn’t mean putting every component available into the device,”
“You’ve got to make decisions that optimize the user experience, and understand that at times things that provide user value can also add friction.
“We also had to think about the negative side [of removing the headphone jack] for our users. We found 59% of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year – and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones.
“If we were to do that [remove the jack] two years ago, the percentage [of wireless headphones owners] would have been much lower and it would have caused a lot of friction for our users.”
“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.
“We knew this was an option for a very long time, we were just waiting for the right time.””By removing the jack we’ve freed up more space, allowing us to put more new technology into the product,” he said. “One of the big things is something our users have asked us for, improved battery life.”
“We’re adding an adapter to the box, allowing you to use your 3.5mm headphones normally,” he explained. “We’re also making a new version of our Bullets V2 wired headphones, which will have a USB-C connector.”