LG V30 to offer ‘audio functions unseen in a phone before’

LG V30 Hi-Fi Quad DAC

Update (Aug 31): LG has officially announced the LG V30 and V30+ smartphones at the IFA Trade fair. You can read more in my full report.

Earlier (Aug 28): LG has announced that its upcoming V30 smartphone will pack next-generation audio features previously unseen in a smartphone.

The company wrote in a press note Monday that like V20, the new phone will also sport a Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter), but a more advanced one.

“With the V30, LG and our partners are pushing the boundaries of smartphone audio to enable a more bespoke listening experiences,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

LG claims that in addition to delivering Hi-Fi sound as close as possible to the original source by minimizing distortion and white noise, the V30 will come with digital filters and sound effects.

Other key audio tech in LG V30

  • HD Audio Recorder in the V30 features the capability to use the audio receiver of the phone simultaneously as a microphone (Receiver-as-a-Mic or RAM). The RAM can record loud sounds clearly.
  • Support for high-res audio streaming
  • Bundled high quality B&O PLAY earphones

LG V30 is scheduled to be unveiled on August 31 at the company’s IFA press event.

Rumoured LG V30 specifications

OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Display: 6-inch OLED screen with 2880x1440p resolution
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory: 6GB of RAM, 64/ 128GB of internal storage with microSD card slot
Battery: 3300mAh with wireless charging support
Cameras: Dual 13MP cameras


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