According to 9to5Google, citing information from an internal Google document, the Mountain View-based company could ditch the 3.5mm audio jack in the next Google Pixel phone.
The publication didn’t mention what it would be replaced with, but if the rest of the industry is anything to go by, we could see functionality through the single USB Type-C port.
Keep in mind that, as the publication itself says, this is only coming from a single source and hasn’t been verified by a secondary individual.
At this point in the development stage, it could simply be an idea that Google is kicking around and hasn’t necessarily settled on, although 9to5Google said language used in the document made it seem very matter of fact. And frankly, it wouldn’t be surprising.
Again, it’s still something Google could be deciding on. After all, there are multiple Pixel 2 models in circulation for testing, presumably with both Qualcomm Snapdragon and Intel chips.
No matter what route Google goes this year, we’re getting a “premium” Pixel phone.