LG G8 ThinQ's OLED Display to Double Up as a Speaker

LG is set to present its G8 ThinQ smartphone in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 after this month, and also the recent leaks suggest that the phone will sport a display notch, a dual real camera installation, a rear fingerprint sensor, plus a glossy back panel finish. Now, the business has confirmed the LG G8 ThinQ will pack Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technologies that utilises the phone’s OLED display as an audio amplifier.

LG says that CSO repurposes that the OLED screen as a diaphragm, vibrating the entire surface to generate sound, eliminating the necessity to set your ear on a receiver. But during the speakerphone mode, the sound is delivered via the speaker. The CSO had only been used in LG TVs so far, but it is now trickling down to the smartphones also. The company asserts that CSO takes good advantage of the entire display, improving clarity and making voices easier to differentiate and subtle musical notes noticeable. Furthermore, LG noted the LG G8 ThinQ will be able to produce 2-channel audio using the bottom speaker and the top part of the screen. LG has partnered with Meridien for sound tech on the smart phone.

Ahead of the launch, LG has also confirmed the G8 ThinQ will encourage DTS:X 3D Surround Sound, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA). It will also package Boombox Speaker for improved sound experience, like its predecessor.

Renders of the LG G8 ThinQ have leaked on many occasions, and the telephone is mostly expected to sport a double rear camera setup, a fingerprint scanner in the back, glossy back panel finishes in different colours, and broad notch up front.

The specifications include ToF (Time-of-Flight) technology-backed front camera for more accurate 3D facial recognition and better thickness estimation for bokeh effects, a 3,400mAh battery, and a 6.1-inch screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The phone is thought to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. The LG G8 ThinQ will supposedly be priced at CAD 1,199.99 (approximately Rs. 64,300) for the 128GB variant.

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