LG G6 smartphone will have a built-in Quad DAC for "best sound"

LG's smartphones are some of the best sounding, and it looks like the upcoming G6 will be no different. It will boast a built-in Quad DAC (digital-to-analogue converter), the company has announced, which promises improved sound quality.

The DAC is an upgrade of the version found inside the LG V20, so it won't be a separate add-on module like the Hi-Fi Plus DAC - developed with B&O Play - that worked with the LG G5.

The Quad DAC is made by ESS, a company that specialises in high-quality audio chipsets. It promises a "sense of depth that wraps the space with excellent sound balance" while "broadening the path for transmitting sound signals and delivering high-capacity sound sources quickly and accurately". (These comments have been translated from the Korean announcement - via GSMArena - which explains the slightly odd wording.)

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It should also bring static noise down by around 50 per cent, and will control the left and right channels separately.

The phone also promises to have an edge-to-edge screen and unique 18:9 aspect ratio. LG will unveil the handset on 26th February, a day before the Mobile World Congress trade show starts.

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