LG G6 will come with a new Quad DAC for even better audio quality

LG brought Hi-Fi sound to the G5 with the B&O-branded “Friend” module, while the V20 catered to audiophiles out of the box with its new 32-bit “Quad” DAC and B&O in-ear headphones bundled with every unit. This tradition will be continued by the upcoming LG G6, which will feature an upgraded Quad DAC capable of producing more accurate sound with little to no distortion.

The new 32-bit Quad DAC is able to control the left and right channels separately, which results in better balanced sound, the company said on Monday. Another stand-out feature of the new DAC is its increased circuit integration, which further reduces the loss of information and brings down distortion levels to as low as 0.0002 percent.

LG's Quad DAC implements four DACs in one chip, as the name suggests, reducing the size of the silicon by a factor of four and static noise by 50 percent. If the LG V20, which was the first smartphone to feature the chip, is anything to go by, then the G6 should produce some excellent sound through the headphone jack.

The company is expected to officially reveal the G6 at MWC in Barcelona at the end of February. Don't forget to tune in for our full coverage of the event!

In the mean time, check out our LG G6 rumor round-up for more information on LG's upcoming flagship. Seems like we were on point when we suggested that the G6 may feature a Quad DAC similar to that of the V20.

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1. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

All I want to know is battery size. 3500 or more, and they've got a sale.

2. notfair

Posts: 767; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

All I want is for the battery to last longer than an S7's.

11. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

All I want is a battery that wont explode.

13. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Who knew?!?! It's not going to be worse then the v20?!?! Wow! What news!

3. nh1402

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

Don't forget the terrible speaker!

4. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

battery and speaker!!!!

5. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

I still satisfied with the performance of my sd805. who cares about if it is sd 821 or 835?

9. Guaire

Posts: 896; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

So screw 821 too. Who cares anyway right?

15. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It's not about the performance, it's about performance per watt, and the 821 is terrible at it.

16. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

But better than the 820 according to Qualcomm.

19. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The underclocked variant is 5% better, the 2.4 GHz variant has the same power consumption.

20. Z.....

Posts: 355; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

The Exynos was always a better powerful Cpu than Snapdragon.....

21. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Where is a good website to see the performance per watt stat?

23. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

You can check geekbench battery benchmark. Sadly it doesn't exist now. But Snapdragon 820 got beat by like 50% by Exynos with similar battery size. Anandtech reviews are also a good indication of these stats, though not in numbers.

6. fyah_king unregistered

They should put 5000mah battery in the s8 plus. The galaxy A9 pro has it. Why not the flagship one?

10. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Phone size and component are matter, my friend.

22. Clars123

Posts: 1079; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

posts like this make me laugh..can you people even grasp that phones have physical sizes with components BESIDES a battery inside them. Look at how people rages at the 100mAh difference between the S7 edge and the Note 7 and look at how that turned out

7. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

All modern smarphone is accurate that basically all sound exactly the same, most modern smartphone even one with the worst distortion measurement should still sound 'excelent' you can't discern the difference.

12. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Nope, big difference, especially once you plug in more demanding headphones.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

You just said an audiophile excuses lol. subjective vs objective lol, any smartphone in my house actually sound the same.

8. FlySheikh

Posts: 444; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

If it has stellar battery life, I might consider it after Nokia's Flagships.

14. paceman unregistered

This is great! this is why I have HTC 10 right now. For me who listen to music at least three hours a day to and from my school, this is important. My Samsung Galaxy S5 gave me listening fatigue, but not my HTC 10. Great LG! if you do it right I may consider to buy G6.

18. R3DgRu

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Please include powerful headphone amplifier too. It is more important than good dac.

24. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Im sold LG!even better audio than the v20 woow!!hope fully the iris scanner rumor is true. Dont care much of the soc the 821 is plenty of power for any game. Optimization is what matters..

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