LG V20 to be the world’s first smartphone to come with 32-bit Quad DAC

LG is all set to unveil the V20 on September 6 at an event in San Francisco. LG has also said that the V20 is going to be world’s first smartphone that will run Android 7.0 Nougat. However, LG has now announced that the V20 will also be the world’s first smartphone that will feature a 32-bit Quad DAC.

LG V20 render

V20’s predecessor, the V10, came with a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC (digital to analog converter). And now, LG will bring the V20 with a 32-bit Quad DAC, making it the first smartphone in the world to come with it.

LG has partnered with ESS Technology to bring this 32-bit Quad DAC to the V20. This is not the first time that both LG and ESS Technology have teamed up, both these companies worked together on the V10 as well for the 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC.

As smartphones mature, we’re seeing more and more customers looking beyond just fast processors and big displays in their devices. Higher quality audio is simply the natural evolution of the smartphone, as the industry moves toward a more holistic multimedia consumption experience. We’re pleased to continue this long-term partnership with ESS and bring best in class audio to LG V20 users.said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company.

Apparently, LG wants to provide more to its customers than just fast processor, nice camera, big display and a big battery. With the 32-bit Quad DAC on the V20, LG wants its customers to have the best audio experience.

A Quad DAC delivers a crisp and clear sound that comes closest to a live performance when using compatible wired headphones. The sound is superior to that produced by a traditional DAC as it can reduce up to 50 percent of ambient noise levels. Videos taken with the V20 are accompanied by a soundtrack that can capture the roaring sound of waves crashing on a beach or conversations among two individuals at a noisy party.” explained LG.

By the way, is audio experience one of the main aspects you consider while buying a smartphone? Or, faster processor and ample amount of RAM is all what you look out for?