LG Electronics announced on Feb. 14 that its new flagship smartphone LG G8 ThinQ would come with innovative sound technology called crystal sound OLED (CSO), which generates sound from the smartphone's display.
The company developed the premium sound system by combining its original audio technology with the expertise of the British audio brand “Meridian.”
LG Electronics decided to adopt CSO for its latest smartphone model as customers are increasingly enjoying a wide variety of entertainment such as music, movies, and games, fueling demand for high-quality audio and surround sound.
CSO technology uses OLED panels like diaphragms of speakers. This technology can create sound directly from a display without a speaker. Also, as CSO technology empowers the LG G8 ThinQ to create sound not from its receiver hole but from the entire area of its display, users can hear voices well from any spots of the display they place their ears at.
In addition, the LG G8 ThinQ greatly improved user convenience by supporting the stereo sound system (DTS: X), which produces high-quality sound of up to 7.1 channels. LG Electronics loaded DTS: X for the first time into the LG G7 Thinking for the first time among smartphones last year but it was only available for wired earphones. Through CSO technology, LG G8 ThinQ users can enjoy high-quality sound with Hi-Fi Quad Digital to Analog Converter (DAC). It also supports the Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) standard which allows you to enjoy high quality streaming music with the use of less data.