LG continues to struggle with the main features of the LG G7 ThinQ before its official launch on May 2nd. Just a few days after uncovering a "second screen" that could conceal the notch design, the South Korean company has now teased the presence of a "boombox speaker" on its next flagship, which will enhance the overall experience. The company also emphasized that the next generation of the G-Series is equipped with 3D surround sound technology from DTS: X that delivers stereoscopic high-end sound – similar to a cinema with up to 7.1-channel speakers , without the need for advanced headphones. The new audio-focused features seem to accommodate the Samsung Galaxy S9 family, which features AKG-tuned stereo speakers and Dolby Atmos integration.
As LG said in a blog post, the boombox speaker on the LG G7 ThinQ raises the sound level by more than 6 dB. The built-in speaker also doubles the bass production. LG also claims that when the smartphone is stored on a table or box made of materials such as wood or iron, it transforms into a large woofer and resonates with the sound. The experience is touted as powerful as the connection of a separate speaker.
LG has activated the Boombox speaker technology by using the extra space on the smartphone as a resonance chamber, as noted by the PhoneArena. This enhances the sound and boosts the bass.
In addition to the Boombox Speaker, the LG G7 ThinQ also includes the DTS: X 3D surround sound technology, which provides 3D surround sound Experience through the stereo speakers of the handset should provide. The technology should not only improve the dialogues when watching movies, but also provide users with a more intense content experience, creating a lively sense of space. Plus, the technology works with regular headphones and headphones – no special audio equipment is required to create a 3D surround sound experience. The handset is also likely to include a 3.5mm headphone jack to be compatible with a large number of audio accessories.
The latest in the series of key new audio-focused features of the LG G7 ThinQ is a Hi-Fi Quad DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that reduces harmonic distortion to just 0.0002 percent while digital audio signals in for humans audible analogue sound signals are converted. The smartphone will also provide support for the MAQ format, which enables high-fidelity streaming with high quality and significantly less data consumption than a conventional premium audio format. This seems to be a step towards competing with the iPhone X, which supports FLAC and OPUS formats.
If we look at some of the recent reports, the LG G7 ThinQ will be equipped with an edge-to-edge display and sports two 16-megapixel image sensors on the back. The unit also has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and includes some AI-based features.
The official launch of the LG G7 ThinQ is scheduled for May 2 in New York and May 3 in Seoul. These are the places from which we get details about the price and availability of LG's next flagship. Meanwhile, it is safe to assume some more teasers from LG as well as some big rumors about the smartphone.