The DAC is back: LG promises an unparalleled audio experience in the V30

When LG announced the V20 last year, it included a 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC to provide excellent sound recording and playback. The feature was lost on the G6, in most markets at least, but with the V30 unveiling around the corner, LG has announced that the DAC is back, and it's better than ever.

The V30 will include what the company is calling the 32-bit Advanced Hi-Fi Quad DAC, which is "typically only available in expensive digital audio players". You'll have more options to customize the experience, and LG says that its engineers "studied the characteristics of popular tones" to create four pre-programmed settings: enhanced, detailed, live, and bass.

Powered by ESS Technology's SABRE ES9218P, the V30 will also support high-resolution audio streaming with MQA technology. This is a "streaming-focused file format" that will offer better sound from a smaller file size, so it won't be as hard on your data plan.

According to LG, users will see an improvement in audio quality even if they're using ordinary headphones; indeed, we already found this to be the case when we reviewed the V20 last year.

While LG won't be fully revealing the V30 until Thursday at IFA, the company has been making a series of announcements regarding the handset's features. It's been confirmed that the second display is gone in favor of the new Floating Bar, there are a bunch of new camera features, and it will include an OLED FullVision display.

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