LG confirms LG G8 ThinQ will use its screen as the speaker
Crystal Sound OLED will turn the LG G8 ThinQ's screen into its own boom box.
While it hasn't yet formally launched the LG G8 ThinQ, LG is certainly revealing a lot of detail around its upcoming flagship prior to its Mobile World Congress 2019 unveiling.
Today it has confirmed that the LG G8 ThinQ will, as rumours had indicated, use its front panel OLED display as part of its speaker array. LG is calling this technology "Crystal Sound OLED", where the entire display will vibrate to form its own speaker. LG claims this will lead to enhanced volume without disturbing the clarity of what you're listening to.
The LG G8 ThinQ will, according to LG's release, utilise a bass speaker at the bottom of the phone, as well as the Crystal Sound OLED to deliver better audio for both music and speakerphone calls. LG has significant form in delivering high-quality audio in its flagship phones. When we reviewed the LG G7 ThinQ, the audio output was one of the notable high points of that phone.
Along with the screen as a speaker, LG has also revealed that the LG G8 ThinQ will feature DTS:X 3D Surround Sound (a feature that was already on the LG G7 ThinQ) as well as an integrated audio DAC for superior audio output. Leaked renders of the LG G8 ThinQ suggest that it will keep a standard 3.5mm audio jack, although LG hasn't confirmed that one way or the other.
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