LG decided to boast a big feature on its upcoming flagship smartphone: the “Boombox Speaker.” As the name implies, to expect a speaker that “increases the base sound level by more than 6dB with twice the amount of bass.”
According to LG’s measurements, this apparently translates to more than ten times the loudness than that of a typical smartphone, which is surprising given the usual physical limitations. As a bonus, the bass can be further amplified when you place the device on a solid surface or box.
LG didn’t give away the whole story in its teaser, but in short, the Boombox Speaker relies on a special resonance chamber design within the phone. The attached image even suggests that the speaker is somehow using the device’s whole body, which claims to offers more than ten times as much resonance space than conventional smartphone speaker modules.
There’s also good news on the headphone side. Like recent LG flagship phones, the G7 ThinQ will also be packing a Hi-Fi Quad DAC to please high-end headphone users. What’s new this time is the addition of DTS:X support — apparently the first for smartphones — which brings 3D surround sound effects at up to 7.1 to the user, even when normal headphones are used.