LG in a statement has revealed that its upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG V20, will have a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (Digital to Analogue Converter) ensuring an enhanced audio listening experience through wired headphones.
If you are not aware of what DAC actually do, the Digital Analogue Converter converts the digitally stored music/sound into analogue audio enabling you to listen to it through wired earphones/headphones. While for the wired earphones the DAC has to be installed in the handset itself, the Bluetooth enabled headphones comes with their own DAC and converts the music through signals.
When used with compatible wired headphones, the Quad DAC on the LG V20 will deliver “crisp and clear” sound and will improve the music experience over the earlier implemented DAC, said the report. The South Korean giant claims that they have worked closely with ESS Technology to develop the new Quad DAC and can reduce the ambient noise levels to up to 50 percent compared to the last year’s DAC in LG V10.
As mentioned by Gadgets 360, 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 has previously confirmed that the V20 will be the first phone to launch running Android 7.0 Nougat. Also, the phone will be reportedly launched on September 6 event. These confirmations along with rumours such as dual-camera set up and always on secondary display has helped LG V20 gain a lot of attention.
Last year’s V10 is yet to come to India and we are very skeptical if the new V20 will ever debut in the Indian market. Let’s hope for the best.