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LG V20 to Be ‘World’s First Smartphone With Quad DAC

LG V20 to Be 'World's First Smartphone With Quad DAC'


  • The Quad DAC is an upgrade over the regular DAC on the V10
  • 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC will provide improved audio, noise filtering
  • The LG V20 is set to launch at an event on September 6

LG on Thursday announced another feature reveal for its upcoming V20 smartphone. The successor to the popularLG V10 will sport a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback, LG said.

In an emailed statement, the South Korean consumer electronics giant that when using compatible wired headphones, the Quad DAC on the LG V20 will deliver “crisp and clear” sound to users. The implementation is said to be superior to a traditional DAC, and can reduce up to 50 percent of ambient noise levels.

LG said it worked with ESS Technology to develop the Quad DAC, which will supposedly be the “lynchpin” for several multimedia-related features on the LG V20. To recall, a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC was also included on the LG V10.

LG worked closely with ESS Technology, a leader in high-performance analog and audio devices, to ensure that the Quad DAC, delivered the best audio experience for owners of the LG V20

In the statement, Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company, said, “As smartphones mature, we’re seeing more and more customers looking beyond just fast processors and big displays in their devices. Higher quality audio is simply the natural evolution of the smartphone, as the industry moves toward a more holistic multimedia consumption experience. We’re pleased to continue this long-term partnership with ESS and bring best in class audio to LG V20 users.”


LG is definitely working to generate interest in the upcoming V20 smartphone, with the company already revealing that the smartphone would launch at a September 6 event, and that it would run Android 7.0 Nougat at launch. The company claimed that this would make the LG V20 the first smartphone to launch with the Nougat version.

In the meanwhile, the LG V20 has been leaked in a series of press renders, which apart from showing the secondary Always On display, also reveal a dual rear camera setup, and a modular chin just like theLG G5.

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