The Brand New Infinix Hot 6 and Hot 6 Pro Feature Dirac Technology

infinix-hot-6-666x440.jpg

Infinix, one of the most prominent smartphone makers in Africa, has just launched its flagship models the Infinix Hot 6 and Hot 6 Pro featuring Dirac sound field widening technology for speaker optimization. 

The Hot 6 and Hot 6 Pro are packed with innovative features that are key to a premium audio and visual experience for the younger generations. Using dual speaker optimized by Dirac Stereo Widening technology, both devices will deliver immersive sound with extra-wide soundstage to users, whether they listen to music or watch movies. The devices come with dual camera, a 6-inch display of 18:9 screen to body aspect ratio, and a 4000mAh battery. The Hot 6 & Hot 6 Pro come with different sizes of RAM and ROM. While the Hot 6 has 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, Hot 6 Pro pack 3GB and 32GB respectively. Learn more

 

OnePlus and Dirac Team Up for the All-New OnePlus 6

Screenshot 2018-05-18 17.32.38.png

The highly-anticipated OnePlus 6 was just launched at an event in London, and early reviews are quite strong. Since 2015, with the launch of the OnePlus 2, Dirac has worked closely with OnePlus to ensure that its devices are equipped with best-in-class listening experiences. The OnePlus 6 achieves this through Dirac HD Sound, which optimizes OnePlus headphones, and Dirac Power Sound, which optimizes the phone’s built-in speaker.

OnePlus 6 doesn’t just sound great. It looks great, as well.

With a size of 6.28 inches, OnePlus 6 boasts the largest screen size of any handset from the company. Covered front-to-back in ultra-durable Gorilla Glass 5, the smartphone will be made available in three colors: Mirror Black and Midnight Black, both available on May 22nd, and Silk White, available on June 5th.

The OnePlus 6 also comes with dual rear cameras, Dash Charge (which delivers a full day’s worth of battery in just one hour), a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6GB and 8GB of RAM combinations, and storage options that include 64GB, 128GB and 256GB.

Read more about Dirac’s mobile audio solutions and its perspective on the industry in this MWC 2018 blog post (here).

Powered by Dirac, Xiaomi Mi 6X Debuts

xiaomi_mi_6x_main_1.jpeg

Xiaomi Mi 6X was announced today in Wuhan, China. The same with the previous Xiaomi models, the device uses Dirac Power Sound to optimize the built-in speaker system and Dirac HD Sound to optimize Xiaomi headphones when they are connected to the smartphone.

Mi 6X comes with 5.99” LCD with Full HD+ resolution, dual camera, 20 MP Sony IMX376 sensor and the same lens in front of it. It is equipped with Snapdragon 660 chipset with octa-core CPU at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 512 GPU. There are three memory combos - 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB, and 6/128 GB. Pricing starts at 1599 yuan, about $250 USD or 17,000 Indian rupees. Learn more

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Integrating Dirac Audio Optimization Technologies Unveiled

8345c393gy1fprcqfy9cbj21z40zk7wi.jpg

Xiaomi unveiled its powerful Mi Mix 2S smartphone at an event in Shanghai, China today. The device uses Dirac Power Sound to optimize the built-in speaker system and Dirac HD Sound to optimize Xiaomi headphones when they are connected to the smartphone.

Featuring a near bezel-less design, the 5.99-inch Mix 2 has a slightly curved ceramic back flanked by a metal frame to add durability. A fingerprint sensor sits midway down the phone's back, where you will also find a vertically-stacked dual camera consisting of two 12-megapixel shooters, one for wide and another for tele shooting. The device comes with a Snapdragon 845 2.8Ghz chip, paired with an Adreno 630 GPU. It also supports face unlock, wireless charging and Xiaomi’s own AI assistant. It starts at 3,299 RMB ($527) for the 6GB/64GB variant, while the 6GB/128GB version costs 3,599 RMB ($575); the top-of-the-line model with 8GB/256GB, a wireless charger, and global band support costs 3,999 RMB ($640). Learn more

OPPO R15 & R15 Dream Mirror Edition Announced

Oppo-R15.jpg

OPPO introduced the OPPO R15 and R15 Dream Mirror Edition powered by Dirac technologies at an event today in Beijing, China. Both devices adopt Dirac HD Sound technology to optimization the OPPO earphones that come along with the devices and Dirac Power Sound technology to optimize the phones' built-in speakers. 

The OPPO R15 is made out of metal and glass, while the OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Edition comes in both glass and ceramic variants. Both devices come with dual cameras on the back, a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, a 6.28-inch Full HD+ (2280 x 1080) OLED displays,  6GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage and two SIM card slots. The OPPO R15 is fueled by the Helio P20 64-bit octa-core SoC, while the OPPO R15 Dream Mirror Edition comes with the Snapdragon 660 64-bit octa-core CPU. Learn more

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Launched in China

Redmi-Note-5-Price.png

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 5 smartphone in China today. The device uses Dirac HD Sound technology for earphone optimization and Dirac Power Sound for speaker optimization. It comes with AI driven dual rear cameras, 18:9 aspect ratio display, Snapdragon 636, 6 GB of RAM, LED flash enabled selfie camera and a massive battery. The metal-bodied Redmi Note 5 measures 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.05mm and weighs 181 grams. It comes in multiple colors like Lake Blue, Black, Gold and Rose Gold. The 3 GB RAM + 32 GB storage Redmi Note 5 is priced at 1,099 Yuan (~$173). The 4 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage variants are respectively priced at 1,399 Yuan (~221) and 1,699 Yuan (~$268) Learn more

Xiaomi Teams Up with Dirac to Optimize its Mi AI Smart Speaker

Xiaomi AI speaker.png

Xiaomi teamed up with Dirac to provide the Mi AI smart speaker with an extraordinary listening experience – complete with louder audio, a wider soundstage, clearer and improved vocal separation, and richer acoustical details. This upgrade has been delivered through a software update made available to customers worldwide on Friday, January 26th, 2018. 

The Xiaomi Mi AI smart speaker was announced in July 2017 and debuted one month later in August 2017. In addition to delivering high-quality audio, its six-microphone array allows voice to be detected from any direction and distance, and its built-in AI processing responds to various user-commands. 

 

Xiaomi Unveiled Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus Powered by Dirac

redmi 5.jpg

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus powered by Dirac speaker optimization technology and earphone optimization technology at an event yesterday in Beijing, China. The phones come with full view displays, massive batteries and attractive prices.

The redmi 5 features a 5.7” screen with 18:9 ratio and HD+ resolution. The device is equipped with a Snapdragon 450 chipset built on the 14 nm process technology. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is a bit more powerful than the Redmi 5 but shares the same apperance. It comes with a  5.99” display of Full HD+ resolution. The chipset is also a bit more powerful, sporting the Snapdragon 625. Learn more

OnePlus 5T Powered by Dirac Launched in New York

OnePlus 5T.jpg

OnePlus' latest flagship model OnePus 5T was released yesterday at an event in New York, USA. The device uses Dirac Power Sound for speaker optimization and Dirac HD Sound for earphone optimization.

The OnePlus 5T comes with a AMOLED 18:9 screen surrounded by thin bezels, a fingerprint sensor on the back of the handset, a 3,300-mAh battery and a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 SoC. It has dual rear camera with 16MP f/1.7 lens and 20MP f/1.7 lens. Learn more→

Smartisan Released Nut Pro 2 Smartphone Integrating Dirac technologies

smartisan nut 2 pro.jpg

The Smartisan Nut Pro 2 was launched yesterday at an event in Chengdu, China and it will be available for purchase within a few days. The device uses Dirac Power Sound for speaker optimization and Dirac HD Sound for earphone optimization.  

The Nut Pro 2 has a 18:9 display with glass on both sides. The device also features a unique design of its dual rear cameras: both share a single housing with one sensor much larger than the other that is slightly raised. The front camera is a 16MP F/2.2 sensor with AI beauty modes. The device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Soc,  a 3,500 mAh battery, and a fingerprint scanner. The Nut Pro 2 will be available in 5 different variants with the RAM varying between 4G and 6GB and ROM between 32GB and 256GB. Learn more→

 

Xiaomi Redmi Y1 powered by Dirac launched in India

xiaomi_redmi_y1.jpeg

Xiaomi India on Thursday launched the Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, first smartphones in the new Redmi Y-series of smartphones. Both devices are powered by the Dirac speaker optimization technology Dirac Power Sound and earphone optimization technology Dirac HD Sound

The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display, a 16-megapixel front camera with and LED selfie-light, for better selfies in low light conditions. It comes with a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel. The new phone is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 435 SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. It has been launched in Gold and Dark Grey colour variants. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 Lite has a 5.5-inch HD screen and 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor. The resolution for the rear camera is 13-megapixel, with LED flash and PDAF, while the front camera has a 5-megapixel sensor. Learn more→

 

OPPO released R11s and R11s Plus integrating Dirac technologies

oppo-r11s-r11s-plus.jpg

OPPO unveiled its new flagship models R11s and R11 Plus on Thursday at an event in Beijing, China. Same as the other OPPO smartphones released later than 2015, the R11s and R11s Plus are equipped with Dirac speaker optimization technology and earphone optimization technologies.

Both models feature a screen-to-body ratio of over 85 percent, the all-new Snapdragon 660 SoC, dual rear cameras apart from a 20-megapixel front camera with AI beauty enhanced technology. The phones also come with the company's proprietary VOOC fast charging. The R11s comes with a 6.01-inch full HD+ display. The R11 Plus on the other hand has a larger 6.43-inch screen.

The OPPO R11s is priced at ¥2999 (~$455) for black and champagne color models. A special red variant will be priced a bit higher at ¥3199 (~$485). The R11s Plus will come in black and champagne with a ¥3699 (~$560) price tag. The R11s will go on sale on November 10 while the R11s Plus will be available for purchase on November 24. Learn more→

JBL Soundboost 2 speaker for moto z smartphones equipped with Dirac technology

JBL Soundboost2.png

The all-new JBL Soundboost 2 speaker compatible with all moto z smartphones is now equipped with Dirac Panorama Sound technology, a breakthrough speaker-optimization solution capable of delivering a truly immersive surround sound listening experience from devices as small as portable speakers or smartphones.

Dirac Panorama Sound was made available through the update of the "My JBL Soundboost 2" smartphone application developed for the JBL Soundboost 2.

 

 

Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3 announced

Xiaomi-Mi-Mix-2-7 with Dirac Power Sound.jpg

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

xiaomi A1.jpg

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

Hot-5-image-e1503993986565.png

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

Smartisan-Nut Pro with Dirac Power Sound digital sound technology optimization

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.