LG G6 to feature an upgraded 32-bit Quad DAC audio chip

LG Electronics is set to launch the G6 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The new LG G6 will arrive with a new upgraded Quad DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter) chip made by ESS Technology. LG promises an audiophile grade sound experience from its flagship mobile, just like the one with LG V20.

It all started with the LG V10 back in 2014. The LG V10 packs an ESS SABRE 9018 DAC chip that promised Hi-Fi audio experience through a smartphone. Though the smartphone was released only to select market, it did grab the attention of the audiophiles.

Last year, LG launched the V20 with a 32-bit ESS SABRE 9218 Quad DAC chip to up the portable Hi-Fi audio experience by a notch. In a way, the V20 was so powerful regarding sound, that it could compete with digital audio players costing at least a thousand dollars.

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With the G6, LG is using an upgraded 32-bit Quad DAC chip made by ESS Technology. Right now, LG and ESS Technology remain tight-lipped about the chip model used.

What does 32-bit Quad DAC chip in LG G6 mean to you? You can hook an expensive pair of earphones like ranging from Shure SE846 in-ear monitors to headphones such as Sennheiser HD800S. With both, you will be able to enjoy an audiophile grade quality of music. Note that the Quad DAC audio chip works well with the lossless audio files. So you won’t be able to notice a lot of difference with your average MP3 files.

The new 32-bit Quad DAC chip will certainly make LG G6 compete with the Hi-Res digital audio players in the market. Despite that, LG is still sticking to the legacy headphone jack for sound delivery.

LG G6 is expected to house a 5.7-inch display with 2560×1440 pixel resolution. Under the hood, it will reportedly pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. Falling back to the standard, unibody design, the new LG G6 will also continue with the dual camera setup at the rear.

LG G6 will take the centre stage on February 26 in Barcelona, Spain at the Mobile World Congress 2017.

[Source: LG Korea]

 

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