The South Korean electronics giant is reportedly following the iPhone maker's lead in abandoning the headphone jack on its smartphones.
The sheer number of manufacturers building Android phones helps increase demand for the latest edition.
The headphone jack is like a gas station in Manhattan: There are more valuable things that could be done with the space.
Removing ports and jacks has been the norm for Apple, but this time around, getting a more powerful iPhone might not be a worthy trade-off for losing the headphone jack.
Users who take advantage of the upgrade program can essentially get a new iPhone every year.
Apple is widely rumored to be ditching the headphone jack for its next smartphone.
Apple reports declining iPhone sales for the second quarter in a row.
Images posted to a Chinese website appear to show an Apple iPhone 7 Plus featuring dual cameras.