LG Introduces New Smartphone Audio Technology that Uses Phone's OLED Display as an Audio Amplifier

Press Release Summary:

  • CSO repurposes the OLED display as a speaker vibrating the entire surface to produce sound with impressive volume and range
  • Improves clarity making voices to discern and subtle musical notes more noticeable
  • Full-bodied stereo performance is possible with a 2-channel setup, sending audio out of the bottom speaker and through the top third of the display

Original Press Release:

LG Continues to Push Boundaries of Exceptional Smartphone Audio With New G Series

With Crystal Sound OLED and Meridian Audio Technology, LG G8 ThinQ Delivers Premium Sound in Any Environment

Toronto, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019, LG Electronics (LG) will introduce Crystal Sound OLED (CSO), an innovative technology that uses the phone's OLED display as an audio amplifier, on the LG G8 ThinQ.

With more and more consumers using smartphones as their primary devices for watching movies, playing games and listening to music, the demand for mobile phones capable of delivering high-quality audio is larger than ever. LG has always recognized the importance of best-in-class smartphone audio in creating the ultimate user experience and this belief continues with the LG G8 ThinQ.

Developed in-house by LG, CSO repurposes the OLED display as a speaker, vibrating the entire surface to produce sound with impressive volume and range. Since 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.

In speakerphone mode, audio is delivered with impressive bass through the bottom speaker. Full-bodied stereo performance is possible with a 2-channel setup, sending audio out of the bottom speaker and through the top third of the display.

By working closely with audio partner Meridian, LG again brings exceptional sound fidelity to the mobile experience, delivering fine-tuned audio quality that consumers have come to expect from the company's premium handsets. What's more, LG's newest G series phone features:

  • DTS:X 3D Surround Sound to emulate a 7.1-channel system with or without earphones, a first for LG
  • 32-Bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC elevates the listening experience by reproducing sound with exceptional fidelity with the added ability to up-sample most audio files for increased clarity and depth
  • Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) support for high-quality audio streaming even without an unlimited data plan
  • Boombox Speaker takes advantage of the internal space of the phone as a resonance chamber to generate amazing bass and more volume

"Our commitment to driving smartphone audio to new heights is on clear display in LG G8 ThinQ," said Chang Ma, senior vice president and head of product strategy at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "By developing new technologies as well as working closely in partnership with the audio industry's best, LG will continue to deliver the quality of sound that consumers demand and deserve."

Visitors to MWC in Barcelona are encouraged to visit the LG booth from February 25-28 to experience Crystal Sound OLED and the LG G8 ThinQ along with many other mobile innovations.

About LG Electronics Canada Inc.

The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 117 operations around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $49 billion. LG Electronics Canada Inc. is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Electronics Canada Inc. is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit http://www.lg.com/ca_en.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications

LG Electronics is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs by continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, camera optics, audio and battery. LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of consumers all over the world. LG is seeking to provide a mobile experience that extends beyond the scope of traditional smartphones. For more information, visit www.LG.com.

Source LG Electronics Canada

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Alissa Liotti, LG-One Canada, P: 416 486-5911, alissa.liotti@lg-one.com

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