Samsung is seriously upping its pack-in headphones with the Galaxy S8. The company’s latest smartphone comes with a pair of wired headphones from Harman’s AKG brand, which is known for putting out some high-quality audio gear.
According to Samsung, the new headphones will feature a “comfortable hybrid canal fit” and an anti-tangle cord. S8 owners will get a pair free in the box with their phone, with the headphones set to be sold separately for $99, which seems to make it a pretty good deal — although obviously we’ll have to see how they sound in person before making any final judgements. Upgrading its bundled headphones puts Samsung in line with competitors like HTC and LG, who have been including great headphones with their smartphones for a while now.
Samsung’s doubling down on its headphones also stands in stark contrast to Apple, which infamously removed the headphone jack on the iPhone 7.