LG G6 with Quad DAC no longer Korea exclusive, will come to Australia later this week

Good news for fans of high quality audio: the Quad DAC LG G6 edition will no longer be limited to Korea only. Well, good news for fans of high quality audio in Australia, at least, as this appears to be the only confirmed non-Korea region to receive this version of the device so far.

The news comes from Ausdroid, who reports that the Hi-Fi edition of the G6 will be sold in a couple of Australian retailers: JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman. The device will be sold for AU$1,199, which is $900 in US currency. That is AU$191 more than the regular device's price, making this version of the G6 quite a bit more expensive, and as a result putting it in the niche device category.

But this price is somewhat justified, as it's not just the DAC that's an upgrade: this version of the G6 also offers double the storage at 64 GB, as well as dual-SIM capabilities. It is also the only way Australians can buy the phone from within the country, as the G6 has been, up until now, a Telstra exclusive.

The Quad DAC-equipped G6 will be available for purchase this Thursday, April 13. While we're sad LG isn't launching it in more territories as well, this is still good news, as it shows there's a chance more countries could get access to this edition of the phone some in the future.

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)



1. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

That sucks for us in the U.S. They should have a Quad-DAC, 64GB, U.S. Unlocked version as well. Then again, I rather wait for the LG V30, since I'm sure the Snapdragon 835 processor will be housed in it, with better media curating abilities.

12. CyberRanger

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Was looking at the V30, but doubt there's be much in the way of accessories for it... just like the V10.

19. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Really? What accessories are missing for the V10? Are there issues with the V20 as well?

17. progosu

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

rofl, here in Europe we neither have a Quad DAC nor a wireless charging, I think they just wanna close their mobile division.

18. NJSteve

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

No reliable information or leaks on a V30 anywhere...

2. haruken

Posts: 307; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Meantime the S8 will come with high audio everywhere on the planet.

6. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

The Snapdragon version of S8 has pretty average audio, due to the generic Aqstic DAC in it.

7. rubyonrails3

Posts: 375; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

I am in part of word where we get Exynos variant. But what is your source S8 with SD835 will not be that great. OnePlus 3T have good DAC/AMP which also seems using Qualcomm in house audio

8. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

OP3T has mediocre audio quality at best. The only good thing about it is the audio levels coming out of the phone, which only suggests an amp. Here's from the GSMArena review, who have a high-quality setup to test these things: "Unfortunately hooking our standard headphones set did quite a lot of damage - the loudness plummeted to only average, stereo crosstalk rose significantly and frequency response got a little shaky. Intermodulation distortion crept in too, so it's not the best in this case and certainly some way behind what we consider flagship standard in 2016." Also as a personal user of OP3, my S6 had a lot cleaner audio compared to OP3. The OP3 is pretty loud though and decent enough if you use less than $100 pair of headphones.

9. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

well is you say the S6 have a better audio quality, knowing how bad samsung audio quality basically is, I can only guess how bad the op3 can be. I had am tired of manufacturer for not implementing good audio on phones. A phone is basically an object that uses audio. Apple use to push audio for the first iPhone as they were merging the ipod but now they don't. the last good one was Nokia, Nokia was always king in audio quality and mic quality even without specially boasting this

13. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

S6 has one of the best audio quality due to the Wolfson DAC in it. The devices with poor audio are all Samsung Snapdragon variants. S6 was all exynos.

14. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

S7 was notorious for poor audio output.

3. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

I am good with my wireless charging. I prefer that. I thought I was getting neither version though. Mobilesyrup didn't mention anything and the press release said wireless charging was US only and hi end dac was Korea only so I thought I was getting nothing in Canada. Glad that wireless charging works here!

4. vasra

Posts: 130; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Which LTE-bands does it support?

15. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

should do B28/700

5. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Maybe the Korea initial stock allocation was too high and now they redirect some of it to other countries ? :)

10. CyberRanger

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Let's get the Quad DAC & 64Gb model in the US. Do not understand this thinking. I'll pony up the extra $$.

11. iurisimo

Posts: 10; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

as far as i know quad dac is also the version for ukraine and czech republic. Might be other euro countries as well.

16. Pogma9

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

If it has the QDAC, it should say "HIFI" on the back of the phone...

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