Posted Thu Aug 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
The upcoming smartphone will include the new Android OS and advanced audio.
LG has announced new features for its latest flagship handset. The LG V20 is set to be the first smartphone to launch with Android 7.0 Nougat and a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter).
"We are excited to offer the first phone in the world to feature Nougat out of the box," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company. "The LG V20 upgrades and extends its predecessor's cutting-edge multimedia features a step further, providing distinctive mobile experience and sets a new standard for premium phones for consumers."
Though exact specs have not been confirmed yet, the V20 will expand upon the multimedia experience found in LG's previous V10 smartphone. The device will launch with Android 7.0, offering several Nougat features like Vulkan-supported graphics, better battery performance with Doze, and Direct Reply, which will allow users to respond quickly to text messages or update tasks through the notification interface.
Meanwhile, the LG V20 is also set to be the first smartphone to ship with a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital to analog converter). With the device's Quad DAC, LG and ESS Technology have ensured that the smartphone will be able to produce clear sound capable of resembling a live performance when played back with supported wired headphones. Likewise, the Quad DAC can reduce up to 50 percent of ambient noise, making it superior to traditional DACs.
"As smartphones mature, we're seeing more and more customers looking beyond just fast processors and big displays in their devices," said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company. "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."
Full specs and details for the LG V20 smartphone will be revealed on September 6.
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