LG to Launch DAB+ Radio In A Smartphone

Written by David Richards     15/03/2016 | 08:20 | Category: DIGITAL RADIO

LG who has struggled to flog their highly raved about G4 smartphone in Australia is set to move into the DAB music business.

LG to Launch DAB+ Radio In A Smartphone
The all LG Stylus 2 which will go on sale in Austrtalia this year  has a DAB+ chipset and comes with a new version of the Radioplayer app that allows it to support DAB radio broadcasts, and DAB+ where it is available and in ASustralia that is limited primarily to capital cities. 

A drive to Melbourne will see the DAB signal melt into the distance a tad past the las DAB tower.

The US doesn't support DAB/DAB+, instead having its own HD Radio standard, so the LG Stylus 2 will only be available in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and the UK where a DAB+ signal is transmitted.  

The new LG offering means digital radio on the move from your phone, without requiring a network connection.

Owners of the Stylus 2 will be able to access DAB broadcasts through a new version of the Radioplayer app. This hybrid version will automatically switch between a DAB and streaming signal depending on signal strength.

If the DAB signal does drop out, the app will monitor its strength in the background and will automatically switch back to DAB when it again becomes available. The updated app also comes with a new recommendation and discovery engine, and improved navigation.

The LG Stylus 2 has a 5.7in, 1280x720 screen, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, 3000mAh removable battery and a one-watt speaker. It also, as the name suggests, comes with a stylus with a range of features.