The OLED screen on LG’s G8 ThinQ will vibrate to produce sound

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Earlier this week leaked images of the LG G8 ThinQ surfaced online ahead of the device’s official reveal at MWC 19 at the end of the month.

Prior to the leak, LG has been drip feeding the internet information about its upcoming flagship phone, and now the latest tidbit has arrived for the device.

More specifically it will feature a unique screen technology called Crystal Sound OLED.

According to the South Korean manufacturer, this in-house developed tech turns the screen of the phone into a diaphragm for sound. It will therefore vibrate the entire surface of the display in order to create sound, and deliver increased volume.

As for why LG will opt to do this, they say this new system helps deliver more sound clarity and quality, but seeing as how we haven’t been able to test it out ourselves, we’ll need to take their word for it for now.

In its speakerphone mode the G8 ThinQ will use the bottom speaker to deliver bass, and use the Crystal Sound OLED to turn the device into a two-channel audio device.

With past LG phones featuring impressive sound setups, perhaps this interesting new element could be what audiophiles are looking for.

What is also intriguing, is the fact that no mention has been made about a headphone jack to date, which could mean LG has opted to ditch it, hence the introduction of Crystal Sound OLED.

With less than two weeks to go until MWC 2019 kicks off, we won’t have to wait long to see whether the G8 ThinQ will be a worthwhile device.

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Robin-Leigh Chetty

Editor of Hypertext. Covers smartphones, IoT, 5G, cloud computing and a few things in between. Also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games when not taking the hatchet to stories.