First Time DTS Immersive Headphone Sound and Wireless Whole Home Audio Technology Available Together in Smartphone; Gionee and Phicomm to Incorporate DTS Solutions in Smartphones
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Hall 5 Stand 5130 -- DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI), a global leader in high-definition audio solutions, is pleased to announce the integration of DTS Headphone:X® immersive sound technology and DTS Play-Fi® whole-home audio technology into a mobile handset for the first time with the launch of the Acer Liquid Jade 2 smartphone. Additionally, the Gionee S8 and Phicomm Passion 25 smartphones will feature DTS Sound technology.
Liquid Jade 2, the latest addition to Acer's highly touted flagship line, delivers a premium, full-featured smartphone experience with the latest Android operating system. For the first time in any mobile handset, DTS Headphone:X and Play-Fi technologies are both incorporated in the Liquid Jade 2 smartphone as built-in, system-level drivers. This allows users to easily access and use the features with any and all applications on the phone directly from the system settings menu. DTS Sound and DTS Premium Sound are also integrated in the Liquid Jade 2, providing users with the ultimate audio experience from their smartphone.
"As we continue to integrate our innovative audio solutions into a growing number of devices around the world, including Acer's Liquid Jade 2 smartphone, we are fulfilling our promise to deliver a premium sound experience to as many people as possible on every imaginable platform," said Jon Kirchner, chairman and CEO of DTS, Inc. "DTS is dedicated to sound, and we will continue to work hard to enhance the music, movie and gaming experience of listeners wherever they are consuming their entertainment."
"Acer is pleased to incorporate these DTS technologies into the Liquid Jade 2 so our customers can enjoy the best audio features and options available on a smartphone," said ST Liew, president of Smart Products Business Group, Acer Inc. "We are committed to bringing the latest technology in time to market, and this collaboration with DTS further proves our promise."
With innovative DTS Headphone:X technology, Liquid Jade 2 users have access to an authentic immersive 3D sound experience through any pair of headphones or earbuds to fully transport themselves in their games, movies and music like never before.
With DTS Play-Fi technology, Liquid Jade 2 users can stream audio from any app or any file in pristine, lossless quality over standard Wi-Fi to one or more Play-Fi-enabled speakers and components. In addition to providing perfect multi-room synchronization of music, Play-Fi also provides lip sync A/V synchronization technology to allow users to watch videos on their phone and enjoy audio from Play-Fi-enabled speakers with zero lag between sound and picture.
The DTS Play-Fi ecosystem features the industry's widest selection of whole-home wireless audio products on the market. Several leading audio brands, including Anthem, Definitive Technology, MartinLogan, McIntosh, Paradigm, Phorus, Polk Audio and Wren, operate together seamlessly without the constraints of a single-brand system. The technology enables audio streaming from the world's most popular music services, including Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Prime Music, Rhapsody, SiriusXM and Tidal, as well as thousands of Internet radio stations and listeners' personal music libraries on any supported product.
The Acer Liquid Jade 2 smartphone will be available beginning Q2 2016. Exact specifications, prices and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.
DTS Sound, featured in the Gionee S8 and Phicomm Passion 25, is a stereo audio post-processing suite that provides remarkable bass and intelligent volume leveling for dialog, along with onboard speaker correction, to enhance a mobile device's built-in sound system for optimal audio quality and performance.
In addition to the Acer, Phicomm and Gionee announcements, DTS will be showcasing a variety of devices at its Mobile World Congress booth incorporating its premier audio solutions, including:
- Asus ZenPad Z580C tablet with DTS-HD Premium Sound technology.
- Gionee M5 Plus smartphone with DTS Sound technology.
- Huawei Mate 8 smartphone with DTS Sound technology.
- Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum wireless headset with DTS Headphone:X technology.
- Nubia Z9 mini smartphone with DTS Sound technology.
- Turtle Beach Stealth 450 wireless headset with DTS Headphone:X technology.
- TRITTON Katana HD 7.1 wireless headset from Mad Catz with DTS Headphone:X technology.
About DTS, Inc.
Since 1993, DTS, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTSI) has been dedicated to making the world sound better. Through its pioneering audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems, cinema, automotive and beyond, DTS provides incredibly high-quality, immersive and engaging audio experiences to listeners everywhere. DTS technology is integrated in more than two billion devices globally, and the world's leading video and music streaming services are increasingly choosing DTS to deliver premium sound to their listeners' network-connected devices. For more information, please visit www.dts.com.
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