LG V20 to Feature a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC

LG on Thursday announced another feature reveal for its upcoming V20 smartphone. According to the company, the successor to the popular LG V10 will sport a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analogue converter) for enhanced audio playback.

In an emailed statement, the company said that when using compatible wired headphones, the Quad DAC on the LG V20 will deliver “crisp and clear” sound to users. The implementation is said to be superior to a traditional DAC, and can reduce up to 50 percent of ambient noise levels.

LG said it worked with ESS Technology to develop the Quad DAC, which will supposedly be the “lynchpin” for several multimedia-related features on the LG V20. To recall, a 32-bit Hi-Fi DAC was also included on the LG V10.


LG worked closely with ESS Technology, a leader in high-performance analog and audio devices, to ensure that the Quad DAC, delivered the best audio experience for owners of the LG V20.[related-posts]

In the statement, Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company, said, “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.”

The V20 would launch on September 6 and is expected to feature; Android 7.0 Nougat.

There isn’t much known about the specs, but we shall keep you informed.