LG and B&O combine to offer premium audio experience on the LG V20

LG and B&O combine to offer premium audio experience on the LG V20
When announcing that the LG V20 would be unveiled in San Francisco on September 6th, LG stated that the phone would feature "the best video and audio experience." From the start, LG hinted that this device would be a multimedia beast. To that end, LG released a press release today telling us that the premium audio capabilities of the LG V20 is the result of a partnership between LG and B&O Play. The latter is the fastest-growing unit of Bang & Olufsen, and concentrates on portable audio.

LG and B&O Play worked together to give the LG V20 a sound described by the manufacturer as "natural and balanced." In the box with the phone will be a pair of B&O earphones, and the B&O logo will be one of the wallpaper choices for LG V20 owners.

We already know that the LG V20 will be the first smartphone to employ a 32-bit Quad DAC audio chip. This component turns digital files into the sound that LG V20 owners will be hearing. According to LG, the chip "delivers a crisp and clear sound that comes closest to a live performance" with a 50% reduction in ambient noise.

source: LG

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(14.17h talk time)



1. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Finally. Just camera microimprovements became boring. So this is the next N8?

6. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

v20 is a make or break to LG... I hv high hopes on it and hopes it really pulls a stanze against the Samsung notes..... ioN am finally back on iphonearena L0l :-*

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why can't we have great audio, awesome camera, fluid interface and long lasting battery in one single model? Why don't OEMs think of that?

5. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Because then there'd be no reason to upgrade every generation. Planned obsolescence......... simple as that really, and every consumer industry in the world does it.

7. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

The exynos s7 edge? Oneplus 3? Both have pretty awesome audio and can drive high impedence headphones. Both have great cameras. Both are pretty fluid and fast, oneplus 3 a little more so. Both have long lasting battery, s7 edge a little more so.

9. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Oneplus 3 here... Great camera they have, audio...I'm not sure. Cause they do sound loud on headphones but lack in quality. And so far battery is good for me...

10. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

It's better than most other phones I have used. And it can drive almost any headphone pair because of the loud output. Also, they sound great with an external speaker.

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The Bluetooth was recently fixed with the recent update but I haven't tried it with my speaker yet. Will give that a go later.

3. jessy90

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I hope US carriers dont remove the headphones from inside the box!

4. fyah_king unregistered

Big battery and loud speakers! That's what I want from the V20. My V10 is lacking in those departments.

8. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

The B&O headphones are a nice touch. Hopefully the make it at least IP67.

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