LG G8 ThinQ to use OLED display as speakers; launch scheduled for Mobile World Congress 2019


LG G8 ThinQ will feature an interesting Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology which will enable the device to use the entire display as speaker. The LG G8 ThinQ will be launched at the MWC 2019 this month.

LG G8 ThinQ

LG G8 ThinQ

LG in a blog post on Thursday announced that its upcoming smartphone, LG G8 ThinQ will feature an interesting Crystal Sound OLED (CSO) technology which will allow the device to utilise its OLED display as a speaker. In simple words, the display of the device will act as speakers. To cater to the demand for high-quality audio, the company is introducing this feature in its upcoming flagship smartphone. The LG G8 ThinQ will be launched along with other “mobile innovations” at the Mobile World Congress this month.

The unique CSO technology will utilise the entire display of the smartphone as a diaphragm to produce the sound. It will help improve the clarity and sound of the music played. It will also help the LG G8 ThinQ to look minimalistic in design as there will be no speaker grills planted on the sidelines of the device which will further give a seem-less unibody experience to the users. 

The G8 ThinQ will provide DTS with :X 3D surround effect and a headphone jack. The device will come with a Boombox speaker who will utilise the internal space of the device as a resonance chamber to deliver louder and refined audio. Another important feature the LG G8 ThinQ display speaker will include is Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) that will enable the device to play high-quality sound directly from the internet even without an unlimited high-speed data plan.

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