LG continued to tease its upcoming LG V20 smartphone on Wednesday with new information that the company partnered with Bang & Olufsen for the phone’s audio experience.

LG said new LG V20 smartphones will ship with an included set of Bang & Olufsen headphones. A quick look at B&O’s site suggests they should be worth at least $150, the cheapest model I could find, unless Bang & Olufsen is developing a more affordable model for the LG V20. This is the second such partnership between the two companies.

LG and B&O teamed up on a Hi-Fi Plus module for the LG G5, an accessory that was never broadly available in the United States.

LG says V20 customers can expect a “premium sound experience they have never heard before. ” The 32-bit Hi-Fi Quad DAC should help, too. LG will unveil the V20 during a press event on September 6.


PREMIUM AUDIO EXPERIENCE TO V20Renowned Acoustic Performance of B&O with Advanced
Smartphone Technology of LG for a Winning Audio Experience
SEOUL, Aug. 24, 2016 ― LG Electronics (LG) revealed today that its upcoming LG V20 smartphone will feature best-in-class audio functions developed in partnership with B&O PLAY. B&O PLAY is a premium audio company making portable audio products and headphones, firmly grounded in 90 years of audio and design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation from Bang & Olufsen. LG and B&O PLAY worked closely together to bring the best sound to users by optimizing the audio capabilities of the V20 smartphone. Acoustic engineers collaborated to achieve B&O Play’s philosophy of delivering a natural and balanced sound in a portable package. To enhance the total experience, the V20 set will include a special pair of B&O PLAY earphones and a set of wallpapers designed for V20 which includes the official logo of B&O PLAY, as a certification of B&O PLAY premium audio. “The collaboration with LG provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase B&O PLAY’s expertise in terms of audio technology, design excellence and user-centered philosophy,” said Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, president of B&O PLAY. “With the new LG V series smartphone, users will experience a new premium sound experience that they have never heard before.” “I’m pleased about our close partnership with B&O PLAY which started earlier this year with Hi-Fi Plus with B&O PLAY and continues today with the V20,” said Juno Cho, president of LG Electronics and Mobile Communications Company. “A growing number of consumers expect a better audio experience from their smartphones than what has been available in the past and I’m confident that the V20 delivers on these expectations.” # # # About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery, camera optics and LTE technology, LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of people all over the world. LG is seeking to provide a playful mobile experience that extends beyond the scope of traditional smartphones. For more information, please visit www.LG.com. About B&O PLAY Firmly grounded in decades of design excellence, craftsmanship and product innovation from Bang & Olufsen, B&O PLAY interprets the same values for a new type of contemporary product aimed at design-conscious urbanites with an active lifestyle. The B&O PLAY portfolio is made up of products, that are intuitive to use and easy to integrate into your daily life ? at home or on the move.