LG V20 will be the first smartphone to carry a 32-bit Quad DAC chip
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.