The LG G8 should launch as LG‘s first flagship for the year and it appears it will be coming with an interesting feature.
According to OnLeaks, the LG G8 will come with a feature called “Sound on Display” based on info from a source. This isn’t the first time we have heard of this technology and to be honest, it isn’t even new. Last year, Samsung demoed a phone with the technology at a display event. It was rumored then that the feature will come with one of their flagships in 2019. It was also said that LG was working on bringing it to its mobile phones too.
According to my sources, #LGG8 will feature Sound on Display (SoD) technology…
— Steve H.McFly (@OnLeaks) January 3, 2019
LG already has TVs with the technology. Its Crystal Sound OLED TVs don’t have a traditional speaker, instead, sounds are produced by vibrating the display panel. The sound is actually produced by vibrations of the screen caused by what is called an exciter which is positioned behind the screen. The audio is actually very clear and loud and the vibrations do not affect the display. Now that technology has been shrunk down to fit into a phone.
The advantage this brings is that the top bezel where the receiver sits on your regular phone can be completely eliminated. The front camera already has multiple new homes, so that isn’t an issue.
At the moment, we do not know what the LG G8 looks like, so we can’t say if the switch from a traditional speaker to Sound on Display means the phone will have an edge-to-edge display.