LG G5 will come with B&O (Bang & Olufsen) audio features

LG G5 will come with B&O (Bang & Olufsen) audio features
LG just announced that its G5 flagship smartphone will come with "powerful Hi-Fi audio features" developed in collaboration with B&O PLAY - a subsidiary of Bang & Olufsen, the internationally known Danish company famous for its high-quality audiovisual products.

For now, LG can't provide too many details on this, but it mentioned that it worked closely with B&O PLAY to ensure that LG G5 owners will enjoy "the best sound experience" on the device. Needless to say, we have to be patient and wait a bit until we'll be able to test the audio quality of the G5, and see if it's indeed as good as promised.

While the G5 will be LG's first handset to feature Bang & Olufsen audio enhancements, the Danish company isn't at its first collaboration with a phone maker. Almost 10 years ago, Samsung and Bang & Olufsen released a weird deluxe phone, and, more recently, B&O collaborated with Vertu to deliver improved stereo speakers on the Vertu Signature Touch Android smartphone.

Besides enhanced audio capabilities, the LG G5 should offer plenty of high-end features, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, a Quad HD display of around 5.5 inches, and a dual rear camera. To find out more about what's expected from the handset (which will be officially showcased on February 21 at MWC 2016), check out our LG G5 rumor review.

P.S.: In case you're wondering, pictured above is a B&O PLAY Bluetooth speaker (which has nothing to do with the LG G5).


source: LG

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  • Battery 2800 mAh
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40 Comments

40. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 657; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

This is the first good news I've heard since the G5 leaked, to be honest.

26. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

The first picture lied because you can see in second one that is not ON.

30. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow! I seriously hope you were kidding with that comment.

31. AZNHA unregistered

i guess he was kidding

39. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Lets hope that's true for the sake of humanity.

23. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

All of this means nothing if the video is not recorded in high biytate 256 kbps+ aac STEREO!

25. dazed1

Posts: 815; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Bitrate* the G4 sound quality in videos is piss poor..

27. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Do you want record your own snores in stereo? Not bad

22. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Nothing new. My stolen i450 use B&O Icepower Audio Chip

21. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

So cool :)

15. Altaras

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 09, 2015

Very cool. More phone makers should use higher quality audio

17. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

They all will. Once Apple starts the trend, unfortunatelly.

35. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

They do, many of them are using dedicated audio DAC's like samsung using a wolfson.

11. fyah_king unregistered

Hopefully, it'll have a 2in 25watt speaker or speakers.:)

10. htcisthebest

Posts: 439; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

This explains why the first LG G5 teaser has the music box in it!! I am excited about this! B&O are used in luxury cars such as Audi.

12. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What teaser?

14. htcisthebest

Posts: 439; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

well.. maybe.. I've seen some B&O speaker on some laptop, all sound terrible -_-

34. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

How many labtop speakers have you heard with good sound?

33. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They should let Devialet design the audio part for smartphones, should sound great.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Going to hear that WE THE BEST thing

7. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I'm liking the G5. It's likely a headphone enhancement. This'll be good. I think the back is kinda ugly, but a good case will fix that easily. Front is good to me. S7 better have better cam and battery life (substantially better if LG has removable battery) if they want my money from LG.

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1555; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Really hope it doesn't have the secondary screen (live ticker).....

4. hanabi

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 08, 2015

I'm looking forward to seeing G5 in real life. Its gotta be better than what G4 looked like

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I like everything about the G5 but the back of the phone. The back is UGLY if the leaks are true.

13. carlemillward unregistered

Don't you think the two toned front makes the phone look like a feature phone?

19. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Same here dude....Thumbs down for the back part

3. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

really LG, IF those are the pictures of the real phone - you missed...

16. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Thats one ugly phone allright. Love B&O though, way to go...

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