LG V20 will be the first smartphone to carry a 32-bit Quad DAC chip
posted by Alan F. / Aug 10, 2016, 10:05 PM
LG says that when using wired headphones, the Quad DAC feature "delivers a crisp and clear sound that comes closest to a live performance." Compared to a traditional DAC, the Quad DAC chip to be employed by the LG V20 will produce 50% less ambient noise. The company that is making this part for the LG V20 is ESS Technology, the same firm that supplied the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC used in the LG V10. LG says that the 32-bit Quad DAC is the "lynchpin" of the many multimedia features that will be found on the LG V20.
The latest rumored specs for the LG V20 include a 5.7-inch screen with a 1440 x 2560 resolution. There will be a secondary screen like the one found on the LG V10. The Snapdragon 820 SoC will power the handset, carrying a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside, and a 21MP camera will grace the back of the unit. There will be a dual camera setup in front, similar to the selfie snappers on the predecessor. Android 7.0 will be pre-installed.
Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011
I thought most audio streamed over the internet is 16 bit though. How much better would 32 bit audio sound than 16 bit, if you have the proper amp setup and nerd stuff? I'm dying to learn more about audio and stuff.
posted on Aug 10, 2016, 10:20 PM 0
Posts: 234; Member since: Jul 22, 2015
it has nothing to do with 32bit or 16bit, Its mean the DAC is fast and can process sound data more accurate which will extraxct more detailed and smooth sound
posted on Aug 10, 2016, 11:07 PM 4
Posts: 182; Member since: May 20, 2010
Although it may look like something really cool I don't think many users if any will take advantage of this, if your file is less than 32 bits you would not hear the difference because the information is already lost in the conversion to a digital format. I'm not even sure if I can hear the difference between 16 and 24 bits audio files on a mobile device and I'm using an external fiio DAC + Amp, neutron player in usb otg DAC mode and a nice pair of Sennheiseir cans on my phone, also every song file at 32 bits will be like 200mb assuming it's a lossless file (otherwise there's no point in 32bit quality) and they will be hard to obtain since a traditional music CD goes up to 16 bits and some online music stores offer 24 bits songs at most.
posted on Aug 10, 2016, 11:52 PM 1
Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014
Is there even a discernable difference after 24bit? All marketing if you ask me.
posted on Aug 11, 2016, 12:25 AM 4
Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013
posted on Aug 11, 2016, 5:20 AM 1
Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016
Okay just place a big battery so i can listen to hours of music and have fun recording plenty of videos. Im excited about this multimedia rich device. Place the wide angle camera at the back and only 1 8mp wide angle camera at the front with zoom capability.
posted on Aug 10, 2016, 10:33 PM 2
Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015
Good feature but not something that will make sales in large numbers. LG should sit and think what are the key features that can make their phones sell well. The modular approach had and still have the potential but need fool proof implementation.
posted on Aug 10, 2016, 10:35 PM 0
Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014
LG V10,Meizu Pro 5, HTC 10, ZTE Axon Pro 7 and now this V20.. they all have DAC. Which one is the best guys?? ._.
posted on Aug 10, 2016, 10:44 PM 0
Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012
When it comes to audio, noone beats HTC
posted on Aug 11, 2016, 1:20 AM 0
Posts: 467; Member since: Jul 15, 2014
But the Wolfson isn't as loud. Your talk about LG G5s accessory is irrelevant because the Moto Z has JBL speakers, doesn't mean that it has the loudest smartphone speakers. LG G5s stock 3.5mm jack is crap. For hip-hop, house, trance and electronic music, the HTC M8 is still the king. For clarity and loudness in almost all genres an Axon and Meizu, you'll have to check reviews for specific models (I never remember their names). Moto X Style/Play, Z/Z Force and the iPhone 6+ have the same sound on the jack. If you want a loud jack, stay away from Sony, LG, Samsung (apart from a few models), Huawei, Xiaomi and other no-name Chinese brands.
posted on Aug 11, 2016, 2:28 AM 1
Posts: 24; Member since: May 31, 2013
I hope they just put 4100mah battery like on the LG X Power.
posted on Aug 10, 2016, 11:01 PM 2
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):