Ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack has been a growing trend in the industry. Once manufacturers remove it from a series, it’s unlikely that subsequent models bring it back, but it appears that Huawei will be blazing a trail here. Leak-based renders of the Huawei P30 suggest that this handset will indeed bring back the headphone jack.
A manufacturer always takes flak when the decision is made to remove the headphone jack. Apple had to deal with it and Samsung will do when it decides to do it for a major flagship smartphone. It hasn’t done that as yet for any Galaxy S or Galaxy Note series handsets.
However, that didn’t force the manufacturers to bring it back. Huawei might do what some of its fans are wishing for. If these leak-based renders are accurate, then there’s a possibility that the Huawei P30 will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom next to the USB Type-C port.
It will be interesting to see how Huawei will sell this decision if it’s indeed going to make it. The company is yet to confirm when it will be unveiling the P30. Some would place their money on MWC 2019 which takes place in Barcelona at the end of next month.