Smartphone sonics get a Meridian upgrade

The collaboration between LG and Meridian is being extended to include LG’s latest smartphones. LG’s smartphones already enjoy a reputation for class-leading audio performance, and Meridian’s input should further extend that reputation.

Employing its expertise in the fields of digital sound processing and psycho-acoustics, Meridian has developed new sound features to enhanced the audio playback capabilities of LG’s G8 and V50 devices.

The result, claims Meridian, is a stereo music image offering a realistic soundstage with centrally positioned vocals. The timing and alignment of bass frequencies have also been improved, while the overall spatial balance has been upped for a crisp, clear performance with no distortion.

LG G8 smartphone

The LG G8 uses its OLED display as an audio amplifier, improving clarity, while DTS:X 3D sound is built in, allowing the mobile phone to emulate a 7.1 channel surround sound system with or without earphones.

The phone is also MQA-certified for high-quality audio streaming, while the phone enclosure acts as a resonance chamber to generate more bass, and higher volume levels.

These technologies have also been incorporated in LG’s first 5G smartphone, the V50, which boasts an OLED FullVision display and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The V50 made its global ebut at the MWC in Barcelona last week.

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