Verizon's LG V40 ThinQ is now receiving Android 10

02 June 2020
AT&T and T-Mobile units have already been running this new version, while Sprint's are left behind.

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  • Anonymous

The stock Music player in G7 Fit unlocked with Android 8 can't play DSD.

  • Hari Krishnan

Any idea when update will reach INDIA ?

RishiGuru, 05 Jun 2020Thanks again for your valuable information. So it seems ... moreYou are welcome dear. Please see my last comment.

ethereal, 04 Jun 2020Sure. Here are my findings: Formats natively supported ... moreEDIT:

For some weird reason for some tracks I was able to play DSD upto DSD 128 in the default music player natively. It never worked for the DSD 256 though. When it works I can see a special badge in the top left of the track being played such as [DSD] DSF 128 5.6Mhz.

ethereal, 04 Jun 2020Sure. Here are my findings: Formats natively supported ... moreThanks again for your valuable information.

So it seems LG have dropped native DSD playback from its default audio player. Though DSD support is still present in hardware level (QuadDAC), LG needs to bore a tunnel through different software layers from the player to the DAC to achieve native DSD playback capability. It takes time, effort & money. GPM is able to play as it is converting from DSD to PCM at software level rather feeding the raw DSD to the QuadDAC through the tunnel. In V20, V30, G7, V40 the raw DSD was fed from the default player to the QuadDAC through the tunnel for bit perfect conversion by the hardware DAC itself.

Good to know MQA support is still present in G8X.

  • Michlc

When will the unlocked V40 Thinq (LM-V405QA) version receive Android 10? You would have thought LG would have updated the unlocked version of the V40 Thinq first.

RishiGuru, 04 Jun 2020Thanks. 1) If HD598's drive well with G8X, then the natu... moreSure. Here are my findings:

Formats natively supported by the default music player:

Stereo 24BIT/352.8kHz
Stereo 24BIT/192kHz
Stereo 24BIT/96kHz
MQA stereo original resolution
Original CD 16BIT/44kHz
5.1 Surround 24BIT/96kHz

Formats NOT supported natively by the default music player:

Stereo DSD 256 11.2896Mbit/s
Stereo DSD 128 5.6448Mbit/s GPM
Stereo DSD 64 2.8224Mbit/s GPM
5.1 Surround DSD 64 2.8224Mbit/s GPM

GPM - Supported by Google Play Music, however. Not sure if it decodes properly though.

I'm going to post this to the main product page as well. Thanks.

ethereal, 03 Jun 2020Sure. 1. Audio is surprisingly great through the headpho... moreThanks.

1) If HD598's drive well with G8X, then the nature of DAC implementation has not changed with past LG flagship lineup. My V30+ can drive HD518 & Brainwavz HM5 (64 ohms) with ease.
2) Welcome to the LG music lover group.
3) Do try the beyerdynamics (80 ohms). It is not an issue with LG's QuadDAC as their are people who have tried with 300 ohms headphones. Do let me know the outcome.
4) Please do check and confirm if native DSD playback support is present with default music player.
5) Dynamically adjusting output gain with headphone impedance is a de-facto standard of all QuadDAC's. Some guys override it with an audio adapter with a built in resistor, I prefer the way it is.
6) QuadDACs open up after 50 ohms, the meat is available between 50~100 ohms.

  • User

LG should update the latest security patches and new features for the LG V30+ ThinQ.(h930ds). thankyou. LG please update android OS 10 in LG V30+ dual .

ethereal, 03 Jun 2020Sure. 1. Audio is surprisingly great through the headpho... moreOne thing that I noticed on my g8x as opposed to how gsma reviewed it is that enabling the quad dac makes a difference only when connecting high impedence headphones. It detects the impedence automatically & then provides the power accordingly.

RishiGuru, 03 Jun 2020Great news. I am also thinking to have a G8X soon. Some que... moreSure.

1. Audio is surprisingly great through the headphone jack. Drives my senheisser 598 open back perfectly well. I feel more base & clarity with better highs compared to my fiio q1 m2.
2. This is my first LG.
3. My 598 are 50ohms. I have got another 80ohms beyerdynamics but I have not tested this on those yet. Same is the case my anorher pair i.e Fiio F9 Pro.
4. That I yet have to check. Will post here soon.

For now, Im totally enjoying the audio output. No more hassle of charging my fiio either. Great device overall!

ethereal, 03 Jun 2020Just received my G8x today. Still is on 9. Will they releas... moreGreat news. I am also thinking to have a G8X soon. Some questions regarding audio, if you can please help:

1) How is audio through headphone jack?
2) If you own any previous LG flagship, any difference in terms of audio performance?
3) Can G8X drive high impedance headphones with ease like previous V30, V40?
4) Is native DSD audio playback support present in G8X's audio settings?

Don't worry, G8X will receive both Android 10 & Android 11 in near future.

notafanboy, 03 Jun 2020BRUH it's getting Android 10 BEFORE the G8S, which is a NEW... moreThey have contracts with carriers in terms of pushing updates on stipulated time frames on their smartphones. LG have to stick to those.

Just received my G8x today. Still is on 9. Will they release the 10 any time soon?

  • Jerry

notafanboy, 03 Jun 2020BRUH it's getting Android 10 BEFORE the G8S, which is a NEW... moreAnd that's why I won't buy an LG smartphone anymore. I have LG G8s and android 9.0

  • S Irfan

Yesterday Received Android 10 Update with March Security Patch for My A50.
Now it's So smooth.

other version please??

  • James

How about for G7 plus? Common LG. Please catch up. Can I upgrade it using Korean version firmware?

BRUH it's getting Android 10 BEFORE the G8S, which is a NEWER device than the V40. Newer by like 6 months. What in the world is wrong with LG.