A recent leak of the Honor 9 suggests the Chinese company may be prepared to lose the headphone jack too when its flagship phone comes out later this year.
Renders from The Tech Point show what we'd expect from the Honor 9 apart from a USB-C connector and a lack of a headphone jack.
Goodbye legacy tech
Many may be upset about the Honor 9 dropping the feature, but you’ll likely be able to use Bluetooth and USB-C connector headphones with the phone instead.
Honor dropping the headphone jack may be in an attempt to make the phone thinner, or it may be to make the phone waterproof. That's something we haven't seen Honor do before.
Huawei Technologies owns the Honor brand and a lot of the design language and technology is shared across both brands. For example, the Honor 8 had a dual-camera a few months after the Huawei P9 got the feature too.
If Bluetooth headsets are good enough for the Honor 9, it's likely the company will think it's good enough for the Huawei flagships too.