OnePlus ignores its own user polling, removes headphone jack on OnePlus 6T

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OnePlus is working on a followup to the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T. The company’s latest smartphone should launch sometime in October, and until then we’re getting a slow, continual drip of information on the device. The latest news is not so great. The company has revealed that it’s dumping the headphone jack on the OnePlus 6T.

In an interview with TechRadar, OnePlus CEO Carl Pei confirmed that the “next OnePlus handset” would not have the ubiquitous and universally compatible audio jack. “By removing the jack we’ve freed up more space, allowing us to put more new technology into the product,” Pei told TechRadar. “One of the big things is something our users have asked us for: improved battery life.”