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Now as part of its 2022 Google I/O launches, the company has announced its Pixel 6a phone. It Google’s new midrange phone and has an improved processor, under-display fingerprint sensor — but no headphone jack.
“Calling this perfectly-symmetrical, technological marvel, a ‘headphone jack’ may feel like an understatement…,” said Google’s satirical video about the port on the Pixel 5a, “but technically, that’s what it’s called, so… fair enough.”
It’s not known whether Google had already planned to remove the jack when the video was released, or therefore whether its marketing department talks to engineering. Smartphone designs from inception to production generally take between 12 and 16 months.