LG unveils its ThinQ Google Assistant speaker

  • LG unveils its ThinQ Google Assistant speaker

LG unveils its ThinQ Google Assistant speaker

The smart speaker will be unveiled at The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018.

Just having things around that make sound isn't good enough anymore. It supports 5.1.2 audio channels and boasts a power rating of 500 watts RMS. This includes high-quality lossless audio files, and the ability to boost conventional low-quality audio to higher 24bit/192KHz format. The company has announced the new entries to its ThinQ speaker setup including a new smart assistant-powered tabletop speaker, although sans a personal assistant of its own. While the smart speaker bandwagon has almost reached full capacity up until now, LG will be shoving into an already crowded segment, but promises to offer something unique and helpful to its customers. For example, the LG ThinQ Speaker can be set to turn on an LG appliance with the simple spoken command, "OK Google, talk to LG, turn on the air purifier". The ThinQ speaker can, in addition, control smart home devices via a voice app from LG. LG worked with Google to provide full assistant experience through its smart ThinQ speaker. This device is also being presented as a high-resolution audio player, which has been enhanced by Meridian Audio. Additionally, it will also be launching the LG PK portable speakers with 24-bit audio support. This is probably reserved for when they unveil these products at CES 2018.

There's no info regarding the price-details of the device or about when it would get released. LG is confident that the amount of technology it has introduced into its audio products will definitely impress audiences.