[MWC 2010] Dolby Laboratories is releasing its new version of Dolby Mobile, featuring discrete 5.1 multichannel surround sound. Dolby will held its first public demonstration of its latest technology on an LG Android-based smartphone. I was invited to test the previous version of Dolby Mobile on an LG phone at their headquarters, and you can really hear the difference when Dolby Mobile is on and off. The next version of Dolby Mobile includes the Dolby Digital Plus Technology that enables “realistic surround sound for headphone playback as well as genuine 5.1-channel surround sound playback on home entertainment setups from the mobile device via HDMI” according to Rolf Schmitz, Marketing Director, Mobile, Dolby Laboratories.
If you would like to hear the demo, stop by Dolby’s booth at MWC, Stand 1C43, I have not heard it yet, so write a comment to let me know how it is. The current version of Dolby Mobile will be showcased as well on some of the latest LG handsets such as the LG Mini GD880 (picture) so you will be able to compare both. In the full article, you can see a list of some of the devices featuring the current version of Dolby Mobile.
List of LG phones with Dolby Mobile:
- 1. Renoir (KC910)
- 2. Arena (KM900)
- 3. BRIO (GM200, GM205)
- 4. Contrast (VX8575, AX8575)
- 5. SAKE (L-06A)
- 6. ADAGIO (GM210)
- 7. ANDANTE (GM310)
- 8. Voyager2 (VX11K)
- 9. Viewty2 (GC900)
- 10. Crystal (GD900)
- 11. White (BL40)
- 12. Dorothy (KM555)
- 13. CID (L01B)
- 14. Hopper (GD510)
- 15. New Chocolate (SU630, KU6300, LU6300)
LG devices with Dolby Mobile are available globally by more than 7 leading CDMA & GSM operators including: Verizon, T-Mobile, Telefonica/ O2, Vodafone, Telus, Orange
Lenovo – 1 including the recently announced i61
- November 13, 2009: Fujitsu announces Style Series F-08A, Prime Series F-08B and F-10B waterproof camera phone with Dolby Mobile
- June 8, 2009: Fujitsu announces handsets with Dolby Mobile for Japan
November 1, 2007: NTT DoCoMo and Sharp first Dolby Mobile-enabled phones to customers in Japan.