The LG V20 Will Include A 32-Bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC For Audio

LG has just announced that they will be bringing Hi-Fi sound to their upcoming V20 smartphone, via a partnership with ESS Technology to make the audio quality a "one-of-a-kind experience." Earlier this month, LG officially confirmed that the V20 smartphone would be launching this September, and boasted that it would be the first Android device to come running on Android 7.0 Nougat. Additionally, LG has also partnered up with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's HitRECord this year to produce the commercial for the device just as they did with last year's LG V10. Together with ESS Technology, LG will be integrating a 32-bit Quad DAC into the V20 which LG mentions will make it the first smartphone in the industry to do so.

It's not uncommon for smartphone brands to partner up with other companies in such a fashion to bolster the offerings of their mobile devices, as HTC routinely partnered up with Beats in the past for their smartphone speakers, and LG partnered up with Bang and Olufsen for this year's flagship G5 on the attachable B&O Play 24-bit DAC module. Now with the V20, LG is stepping up their game and including even higher resolution audio than what can be found with the G5's B&O Play add-on, and the audio is built right into the device so users won't have to worry about attaching a module to get higher quality sound for music, videos and more.

LG states that the inclusion of the Hi-Fi Quad DAC should make recording videos on the device rather impressive as the DAC can reduce up to 50 percent of ambient noise levels. LG's partnership announcement with ESS Technology displays that LG is still highly invested in bringing a stellar quality multimedia experience to their high-end flagships, as the LG V20 should also come sporting an impressive camera setup. This also isn't the first time that LG and ESS Technology have worked together as the two collaborated on audio for the LG V10 as well, although that device was using a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC, which, unsurprisingly, makes the V20 a step up in the audio department from its predecessor. LG still has not announced an official release date for the device, but with the announcement coming up next month on September 6th, details on availability are merely a few weeks away.

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