LG G8 ThinQ To Come Out With In-Display Speaker – Crystal Sound OLED

The South Korean tech giant already announced that its upcoming LG G8 ThinQ would come out with in-display speaker, a technology known as Crystal Sound OLED. As the name implies, this tech turns the whole screen into one big speaker.

“Developed in-house by LG, CSO repurposes the OLED display as a diaphragm, vibrating the entire surface to produce sound with impressive volume. And because LG’s unique technology takes advantage of the entire display, CSO also improves clarity, making voices easier to discern and subtle musical notes more noticeable,” LG said via an official press release.

“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,” added Chang Ma, Senior VP and head of product strategy at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

LG G8 ThinQ To Come Out With Crystal Sound OLED, In-Display Speaker

While this technology is just emerging on smartphones, LG has already implemented it on its last year’s TV sets. In the case of TVs, the so-called Crystal Sound OLED works excellent, changing the way the sound is delivered.

More specifically, thanks to this in-display speaker technology and the larger screen of LG TV sets, the audio can be directed from localized parts of the display, meaning that the dialogues on the screen would sound like coming out from the mouths of the characters. As for the LG G8 ThinQ, we don’t know yet if the same would apply since a smartphone’s screen size might not allow for this feature to exists at such an accuracy similar to that on TV sets.

However, LG G8 ThinQ would feature Crystal Sound OLED (in-display speaker) and other features such as:

  • 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

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