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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  • Display 5.3" 1440 x 2560 pixels
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  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

It'll be nice, if it came equipped with dual front speakers.

5. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Like the Boom-sound. All metal or pure stainless steel premium 904 grade.

28. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

I like better this: http://tinyurl.com/j32ekvs

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Then people will whine about the extra bezels.

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Depends on how well they design it Recent Moto phones (e.g. Nexus 6, Moto X, ...) have dual front speakers and smaller bezels than this G5 leak

32. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Though their quality is nowhere near HTC's. But yeah, Moto's are good enough, good balance between quality and size.

37. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

You have no idea what you talking about..you just read and view videos and thinks.. I've M8 and Moto X pure, its more enjoying on Moto X they are way louder, also have great quality. I also have Nexus 6p, whose quality don't feels as great as on Moto X pure.

38. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You have no idea what you are talking about, concluding that I only read reviews and watched videos, you don't even know what devices I own or tested.

2. Furbal unregistered

Hopefully it has a dedicated DAC then instead of using the qualcomm integrated one

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...

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?


Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1494; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

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


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.

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Going to hear that WE THE BEST thing

10. htcisthebest

Posts: 435; 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: 435; 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.

11. fyah_king unregistered

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

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.

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