OPPO K1 Integrating Dirac Technologies Announced


OPPO has launched a new series of smartphones with the suffix K. OPPO K1 has been officially announced. OPPO K1 uses Dirac HD Sound together with Dirac Sensaround to improve its earphone listening experiences and Dirac Power Sound to improve the sound quality of its built-in speaker.

Priced at CNY 1,599/CNY 1,799, OPPO K1 is a priceworthy model with decent specifications. The highlight of the device is the under-display fingerprint sensor, which is a luxury for a product of its price range. The OPPO K1 has a 6.4-inch full HD+ display that takes up 91% of the screen space with a 19.5:9 aspect ration and a 1080x2340 pixels screen resolution. The device is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC processor, a dual camera set up in the rear with a 16MP+2MP sensor combination, a decent battery rated at 3600mAh and 64GB internal storage.

The OPPO K1 is now up for pre-order in China at CNY 1,599 (€200) for the 4/64GB model and CNY 1,799 (€230) for the 6/64GB one. Shipments start on October 19. Learn more

OPPO Find X Uses Dirac Speaker and Earphone Optimization Technologies


The new Find X combines premium audio hardware with a suite of digital audio solutions from Dirac that includes the Dirac Power Sound speaker optimization solution, Dirac HD Sound earphone optimization solution, and Dirac Sensaround soundstage widening solution for earphones. Together, Find X customers are delivered with a pristine listening experience through both the smartphone’s speaker and its corresponding earphones.

The Find X, OPPO’s first Find series smartphone since 2014’s Find 7, features an end-to-end 6-4-inch AMOLED display and a motorized slide-out compartment that houses its front-facing camera and earpiece, among other components. It also features a Snapdragon 845 chipset with an 2.8GHz8GB octa-core processor. OPPO officially introduced the Find X at a launch event at the Louvre Museum in Paris on June 19th and its first release is scheduled for August 2018. Learn more

Xiaomi Mi 8 Series Integrating Dirac Technologies Released


Yesterday, at an event in Beijing, Xiaomi released its flagships, the Mi 8 series: Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE. The Mi 8 series use Dirac HD Sound to improve the sound quality of Xiaomi earphones that are connected to the devices. Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE even adopt Dirac Power Sound to optimize the sound quality of their built-in speakers.

The Mi 8 and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition come with a 6.21-inch OLED screen, a 20-megapixel selfie camera, rear 12-megapixel dual-cameras, and a Snapdragon 845 processor. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition, the coolest Xiaomi phone ever, has a transparent glass back panel that allows to see the insides of the phone. It is also the first Android phone to support 3D face unlocking. The Mi 8 SE is a smaller and price-worthy version of the Mi 8. It is equipped with a Snapdragon 710 processor and a 5.88-inch OLED screen. Learn more



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


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

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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 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


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 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


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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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 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

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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

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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


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

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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