Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 announced

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With the help of Philippe Starck, Xiaomi is back with another near-bezel-less smartphone: Mi Mix 2. In addition to the Mi Mix 2, Xiaomi also took the wraps off the Mi Note 3 today. Both the Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 use Dirac Power Sound for speaker optimization and Dirac HD Sound for earphone optimization.

The Mi Mix 2 comes with a stunning ceramic unibody and a 5.99-inch screen. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and offers 6GB of RAM (8GB on ceramic special edition) and 64/128/256GB storage options (special edition is only 128GB). Xiaomi is pricing the Mi Mix 2 from 3299 yuan (about $500) for the model with 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM. The 128GB version costs 3599 yuan ($550), meanwhile, and the 256GB model will be 3999 yuan ($610); the unibody ceramic special edition with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at 4699 yuan ($720). Learn more about Mi Mix 2

The Mi Note 3 sports a 5.5-inch display and is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset. It has 6 GB of RAM and comes with either 64 or 128 GB of storage. It’s not quite as compact for its size as the Mi Mix 2 but the bezels are still relatively thin, making the device smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus. The 64 GB costs RMB 2,499 (around $385), while the 128 GB variant will retail for RMB 2,899 (around $445) — only the black model. There’s also a blue version of the device available that only comes with 128 GB of space and is slightly more expensive at RMB 2,999 (around $460). Learn more about Mi Note 3

Powered by Dirac, Xiaomi Mi A1 launched in India

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Xiaomi announced today that the Mi A1, a new flagship phone largely focused on the Indian market with the tagline of “created by Xiaomi, powered by Google.”  Mi A1 uses Dirac Power Sound for speaker optimization and Dirac HD Sound for earphone optimization. The device has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a metal body, and a dual-camera system that includes a secondary telephoto lens for 2x zooming and portraits with shallow depth of field. Learn more

Infinix Hot 5: Nigeria’s First Mobile Cinema Smartphone

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Infinix Mobility, Nigeria’s leading smartphone brand announces the launch of their flaship models Infinix Hot 5 and Hot 5 Lite crafted for mobile entertainment that are powered by Dirac sound field widening technology for speakers.

The new Infinix Hot 5 and Hot 5 Lite feature a 5.5 HD screen, dual front speakers at the top and bottom of the smartphone. Dirac soundstage widening technology helps the speaker to create a magically wide, surround sound with enhanced sound quality perfect for movie, gaming and music on the go.

Other  features prepacked in the Infinix Hot 5 include 4000mah battery, 8 rear + 5 front mega pixel camera, 16GB ROM expandable to 32GB, 2GB RAM, XOS 2.2, Fingerprint scanner and it is powered by Android 7.0 Nougat. Learn more

 

OnePlus 5 Unveiled

OnePlus with Dirac HD Sound - digital sound optimization

OnePlus yesterday unveiled its latest flagship smartphone OnePlus 5, which uses Dirac HD Sound for earphone optimization and Dirac Power Sound for speaker optimization.

The OnePlus 5 has a 5.5 Optic AMOLED display that comes with 1080p and a large Home button that houses the fingerprint sensor. A highlight of the device is its dual rear camera setup that is composed off a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.6 aperture and a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture. It comes in midnight black and slate gray colours. Learn more

OPPO’s latest flagships: R11 and R11 Plus

OPPO’s latest flagships: R11 and R11 Plus with Dirac digital sound optimization

OPPO launched its latest flagships R11 and R11 Plus last week and both devices are powered by Dirac technologies. Oppo R11 Plus features a 6-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The R11, on the other hand, has a smaller 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920x1080pixels. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB of native storage and microSD card support. Both Oppo R11 Plus and R11 feature a similar camera module i.e. 16-megapixel main camera with a wide angle lens and a 20-megapixel sensor. Learn more

Smartisan Nut Pro Released

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Smartisan released a new smartphone named Nut Pro yesterday at an event in Shenzhen, China. The mid-range phone uses Dirac Power Sound technology to optimize its speaker system. Powered by a Snapdragon 625/Snapdragon 626 processor, the device has a metal and glass body with 5.5 inch display. It comes in three storage versions - 32GB, 64GB and 128GB with 4GB RAM. The Smartisan Nut Pro 32GB carries a price tag of 1499 Yuan ($217) while the 64GB version is priced at 1799 Yuan ($260) and finally the highest 128GB model cost is 2299 Yuan ($333). Learn more

Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship smartphone — the Mi 6

Xiaomi unveiled its newest flagship smartphone — the Mi 6 — today at an event in Beijing. The Mi 6 uses Dirac technologies for earphone and speaker optimizations. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 835 10nm processor with a 64-bit, octa-core CPU with a whopping 3350 mAh battery. Other notable features include a 12-megapixel dual rear camera, improved 2.2 dual Wi-Fi technology, and new screen options.
The Mi 6 starts at 2499 yuan (about $360) for a model with 64GB of storage, and a 128GB model will cost 2899 yuan ($420). A Mi 6 variant with a ceramic back panel and 128GB of storage will sell for 2999 yuan ($435). Lean more.

OPPO F3 Plus Launched Across Five Countries

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Featuring a 16MP dual selfie camera, the “Selfie Expert” OPPO F3 Plus was simultaneously launched today in five key markets - India, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam. The pricing and availability of the smartphone will differ depending on region.

The OPPO F3 Plus uses Dirac HD Sound to optimize the listening experiences from the earphones shipped along with the smartphone. Dirac Power Sound is used to improve the audio performance of the device’s loudspeaker system. The F3 Plus is equipped with a 6 inch Full HD display, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.  Learn more. 

Dirac HD Sound featured in the all-new Vinci 1.5 Lite and Vinci 1.5 Pro smart headphones

Vinci headphones featuring Dirac HD Sound digital sound optimization

Dirac HD Sound is featured in the all-new Vinci 1.5 Lite and Vinci 1.5 Pro headphones launched on February 27, 2017 in Beijing. Starting at 99 Dollars, Vinci’s smart headphones have up to 32 GB of internal storage, 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1 connections, a fitness tracker & heart rate monitor, wireless charging and active noise cancelling. Vinci on Indiegogo