LG G6 with Quad DAC no longer Korea exclusive, will come to Australia later this week
by Kaloyan C. / Apr 10, 2017, 9:17 AM
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.
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.The news comes from
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.
- 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)
Posts: 443; 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.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 9:33 AM 0
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Was looking at the V30, but doubt there's be much in the way of accessories for it... just like the V10.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 7:18 PM 0
Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013
Meantime the S8 will come with high audio everywhere on the planet.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 9:33 AM 0
The Snapdragon version of S8 has pretty average audio, due to the generic Aqstic DAC in it.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 10:26 AM 4
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.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 1:36 PM 0
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
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 4:28 PM 0
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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!
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 9:36 AM 0
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as far as i know quad dac is also the version for ukraine and czech republic. Might be other euro countries as well.
posted on Apr 10, 2017, 6:30 PM 0
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