LG's smart speaker comes with Google Assistant baked right in

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Other than a brief PR release, LG hasn't given us much information on the ThinQ Speaker yet.

LG has revealed details on its latest home audio lineup that are to be announced in CES 2018 between January 8 and 12.

"Sound technology has come a long way since LG introduced the first radio to the Korean market nearly 60 years ago", stated Tim Alessi, head of product marketing at LG Electronics USA. It delivers 550W of output and supports 5.1.2 channels with Dolby Atmos technology.

Apart from the Dolby Atmos Sound Bar, most of their products were outside of our scope previous year but we couldn't help but take a little time to enjoy the LG experience in all of its glory. A unique aspect of the technology is that unique "sound objects" can be precisely placed anywhere in a three-dimensional space for an immersive sound from all directions, including the ceiling, which enhances realism and the effect of being in the middle of the action.

Some high-end audio speakers will be coming with smarts built in. The compatibility with the Bluetooth standard provides 24-bit wireless streaming that 'comes close to the original'.

LG teamed up with Google to ensure that the LG ThinQ Speaker delivers all the conveniences which come with having a digital assistant at your side. LG says the ThinQ will also let you use your voice to control LG-branded smart home appliances, so you could use it to turn on your air purifier with just a simple voice command. The speaker utilizes crisp Meridian Audio technology. LG ThinQ Speaker's High Resolution Audio is compatible with high-quality lossless files, giving it the ability to recreate sounds that were originally recorded in the studio.

LG will also introduce a new PK series of portable Bluetooth speakers. Several new party speakers for music producers and party lovers are boosted with all-in-one feature combo that includes 1,800W output, karaoke modes, DJ capabilities, easy interfaces, durable form factor, and numerous connectivity options for downloading and streaming tracks.

LG has promised that quality audio was not forgotten in the design of the ThinQ.