The iPhone 7 is the first smartphone in the market, having dropped its headphone jack. Personally, I think it’s not so good as you’ll have fewer choices of headphones when the original pair has stopped working. But in terms of a better design of the phone itself or better listening experience ,then dropping headphone jack will be a better choice for the phone makers.
After the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, the HTC U 11 smartphone could also be dropping the headphone jack. Currently, just take this as a pinch of salt as it’s yet confirmed. It’s suggested by a tweet by @LlabTooFeR, that HTC will be dropping the headphone jack of its upcoming HTC U 11 smartphone. But it’d most likely come with an adapter that allows you to hook up with headphones that support only the usual headphone jack.
It also says the smartphone would come with a USB-C port for charging and audio and the users will be given a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, which lets the users to use a wider variety of headphones.
The HTC U 11 would come with a pair of bundled headphones that will use the USB-C connection similar to the ones bundled with the HTC U Ultra. The phone is expected to be revealed on May 16, other specs of the phone are still unavailable at the moment.