Carl Pei confirms the OnePlus 6T won’t have a headphone jack

Carl Pei confirms the OnePlus 6T won’t have a headphone jack

The launch of the OnePlus Bullets V2 USB-C earbuds overnight has of course raised the question of a headphone jack on the companies next phone. During an interview with TechRadar, the OEM's CEO, Carl Pei, confirmed that the "next OnePlus handset" (most likely referring to the long-anticipated 6T) will omit the headphone jack. Although the name of this phone has not been confirmed yet, it is certain to be the OnePlus 6T that is expected to launch in October, probably on October 17.

We're not doing it for the sake of doing it and because everyone else is.

Pei understands how controversial this decision is, claiming that this is the right time and that more users will benefit from the headphone jack removal than will suffer at this point.

The company said in a statement that, "Each detail of these earphones is crafted with the unique attention to detail that OnePlus is known for - for example, to make Type C Bullets easier to use, the company has added aramid fibre to the wire in order to make the Type C Bullets more durable and resistant to stretching". The company has announced it will unveil an upgraded USB Type-C wired earphones for Rs 1,490 in India along with its upcoming smartphone later this year. While many other manufacturers started removing the 3.5mm audio jack from their flagship devices starting 2016, OnePlus always backed its decision to feature the standard audio jack.

Carl Pei confirms the OnePlus 6T won’t have a headphone jack

In the USA market, the new pair of headphones are priced at $19.99 that is exactly the same as original Bullets V2. "We have made several big improvements and changes to the Type-C Bullets to deliver a crisp and powerful sound", Pei wrote on Thursday. Time will tell if the company's gamble has paid off, and if OnePlus fans are truly over the traditional headphone jack. Pei, however, believes that the number of users who will be inconvenienced by the lack of "old jack" will be small.

"We also had to think about the negative side (of removing 3.55mm jack) for our users".

The decision was based around some of the metrics they see in the user base of their OnePlus handsets, with Carl saying "We found 59% of our community already owned wireless headphones earlier this year - and that was before we launched our Bullets Wireless headphones".

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