LG has a history of trickling out details of its new flagship smartphones leading up to the full announcement, and that's happening with the G8 ThinQ, too.
The LG G8 ThinQ will include a feature called Crystal Sound OLED (CSO). LG explains that this technology will use the G8 ThinQ's OLED screen as an audio amplifier, vibrating the entire surface to produce sound at an "impressive volume". LG says that because its CSO tech uses the entire screen, it offers improved clarity that'll make voices easier to discern.
With CSO, the LG G8 ThinQ can offer two-channel audio that utilizes both the screen and a bottom speaker. This bottom speaker can add bass to speakerphone calls, too. And in addition to offering improved audio, LG touts that its CSO feature helps to give the G8 ThinQ a "clean, minimalist look."
This Crystal Sound OLED tech isn't the only audio feature of the G8 ThinQ that LG is touting. LG says that the G8 ThinQ is the first LG phone to offer DTS:X 3D Surround Sound that can emulate a 7.1-channel system with or without headphones. There's a Hi-Fi Quad DAC that can up-scale most audio files, too, and Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) support for high-quality audio streaming. LG is also using a Boombox Speaker in the G8 like it did in the G7, using the internal space of the G8 as a resonance chamber to help generate bass.
Audio quality has regularly been a focus of LG's flagship phones, with the company often including features like Hi-Fi DACs for improved sound, so it's no surprise to see LG continue place an emphasis on audio with the G8. This Crystal Sound OLED feature sounds like a neat way to pump out audio without having a real speaker, and we're looking forward to seeing what it sounds like. LG says that the G8 ThinQ will be shown at MWC later this month, so we don't have to wait long.