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.

source: LG

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1. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

At least it's keeping one of the more prominent features of the V line. :/

24. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Never seen or never heard? Thats one funny statement.

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

These are features that more phone makers should put more focus on, especially a company like Samsung since they acquired Harmon Kardon. I hoping this hi-fi DAC or one similar makes it over to the Pixel or I might have to pick up the V30 depending on the size and how it feels in hand.

26. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

I think that hifi dacs will loose their relevancy once bluetooth 5.0 becomes widely available. At least for me, that is...


Posts: 467; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Front Firing Speakers seems like it was meant to be with this phone.

4. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Well if only LG didn't drop selling in half of Europe....

5. JoshuaDK1984

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 01, 2017

LG dropped some countries and other countries dropped LG, or the carriers did. In Scandinavia, none of the bigger carriers like YouSee, TeliaSonera, Telenor or 3 has LG phones for different reasons. I know 3 dropped LG because it was too expensive for them because buyers often came back with the phone because of faults (bootloop, restarting, black screen etc.) Others dropped it because it did not sell. Denmark is Apple country... Though Samsung is doing better and better largely because of the S8 and S8+

6. pavan4u9491

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 25, 2017

Dear LG whatever feature u add on v30, it can't compete with upcoming iPhone and Nokia 8. Coz Ur UI is absolutely crap & bulls**t. These two Korean companies (Sammy & LG) are totally crap. And LG ur pricing strategy is ridiculous as well.

13. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

LG's UI is nice.It is much better than stock UI.

19. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You just got triggered, LOL! Keep crying little kid.

7. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

MQA finally arrive and with Q-DAC it will mind blowing

8. AgentZero

Posts: 314; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Dear LG you are going the right direction . please .. please ... please .... dont be like samsung , focus on the battery and UI

9. Foxgabanna unregistered

LG can be our lord and savior! Let's pray because I don't want to settle for an iPhone 8 after checking out the S8+(+) [Note 8]

12. kevin97

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

LG thinks that now when everyone drops the headphone jack, they can stand out from the crowd by emphasising the audio features on their phones. Nothing more false.

17. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You do know that LG has been using these audio features the last 2 years with the V series starting with the V10...it's nothing new

20. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

I just don't know why LG aren't among the top selling devices their smart phones are great. Guess brand Loyalty is a thing

23. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Bought an LG g6. Two weeks later the sound stopped working and sent it back for a refund. Found the ui to be very bland compared to Miui and fun touch os. Not a phone that gives you many options, software wise and that's not for me.

25. Bfrenz

Posts: 285; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

You like MIUI? theres something wrong.

27. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Nothing wrong. Just like to have the ability to transform my phone to my taste with all the customization features Miui offers. Fun touch offers even more than Miui and both run really smooth.

22. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

I've been enjoying those features and whole lot more on my vivo xplay 3s since 2014. Nothing new really.

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