LG G8 ThinQ to feature Crystal Sound OLED technology that uses phone’s display as an audio amplifier

Ahead of official announcement next week, LG already confirmed that the G8 ThinQ will feature 3D ToF cameras for face unlock. Today the company has confirmed that it will come with Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology that utilizes the phone’s OLED display as an audio amplifier.

The Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology repurposes the OLED display as a diaphragm, vibrating the entire surface to produce sound to offer  impressive volume with better clarity, making voices easier to discern and subtle musical notes more noticeable. In speakerphone mode, it promises impressive bass through the bottom speaker. It also offers a clean, minimalist look to the phone.

The G8 ThinQ also features:

  • DTS:X 3D Surround Sound that emulates a 7.1-channel system with or without earphones, a first for LG
  • Hi-Fi Quad DAC that elevates the listening experience by reproducing sound with exceptional fidelity and the added ability to up-sample most audio files for increased clarity and depth
  • Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) that supports high-quality audio streaming even without an unlimited data plan
  • Boombox Speaker that takes advantage of the internal space of the phone as a resonance chamber to generate amazing bass and more volume

Chang Ma, senior vice president and head of product strategy at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said:

Our commitment to driving smartphone audio to new heights is on clear display in LG G8 ThinQ. By developing new technologies as well as working closely in partnership with the audio industry’s best partners, LG will continue to deliver the quality of sound that consumers demand and deserve.

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