LG says the V30 will deliver audio functions never seen before in a smartphone
Shortly after releasing a teaser video touting the "immersive sound" experience offered by its upcoming V30 smartphone, LG today revealed more details about the handset's capabilities, promising "next-generation audio functions unseen in a smartphone before."
Just like last year's V20, the LG V30 includes a Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter), though we're talking about a new, upgraded one. Thanks to a partnership with California-based ESS Technology, the Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC of the V30 introduces features like digital filters and sound presets, enabling a more customizable experience, and high-quality, clear sound even with "ordinary" headphones. The official screenshots seen above provide a quick look at the level of audio customization that the V30 will bring.
The V30 should also excel at audio streaming, as it's using high resolution streaming technology from UK-based MQA Ltd. Furthermore, the smartphone will be good at recording, too, thanks to the fact that its audio receiver can be used simultaneously as a microphone. According to LG, the handset can record a wider dynamic range of sounds, "from a whisper to a thunderstorm, without distortion."
Last but certainly not least, LG says it's continuing its collaboration with B&O Play (a Bang & Olufsen company), which "fine-tuned the overall sound experience" on the V30. Moreover, similar to the V20, the new device will come with high quality B&O Play earphones in the box.
As a reminder, the LG V30 will be fully unveiled on August 31, during an event that's going to be streamed live. The smartphone will likely be widely available in the US (via all relevant carriers) and other markets starting September.