LG G6 and LG V20 to use same 32-bit Quad DAC Audio Chip for Enhanced Sound Experience


If you have been lucky enough to be around an LG V20 phone, you’ll for sure love the alleged audio capabilities of the LG G6, a phone that should be launched two weeks from now.

LG Electronics will be at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Spain’s Barcelona city. The LG G6 will be launched during this event and according to the latest reports, the flagship will come in with an upgraded Quad Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) chip thanks to ESS Technology. With this upgrade, the G6 promises to deliver an enhanced audio experience to match or even better the LG V20 that was released in the second half of 2016.

If this Quad DAC audio chip really makes it to the LG G6, the 2017 flagship will join the LG V series in shipping with enhanced DAC audio chipsets for better sound performance. The LG V10 has an ESS SABRE 9018 DAC chip while the V20 has a 32-bit ESS SABRE 9218 Quad DAC chip. LG is expected to slightly up the audio chip that will be used in the G6, although the model is still unknown at the moment.


Other reports claim that just like Samsung, LG is tipped to increase the size of the display screen from last year’s 5.3 inches to a massive 5.7 inches, slightly smaller than the 5.8 inches touted for the Galaxy S8. The resolution should be what LG calls QHD+ and under the hood, the revised Snapdragon 821 will run the show alongside 4GB RAM. Expect 64GB of expandable storage and even though the battery capacity is not known, it appears that LG will finally ditch the removable battery while at the same time debut a new unibody design. Of course, the dual-lens camera is still there and it’s expected to be even better.

We’ll for sure know everything about the LG G6 in about two weeks’ time, with the company set to hold a press conference on February 26, a day before the MWC 2017 kicks off.

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