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→
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 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 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→
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.
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
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 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 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 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 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 — 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.
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 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
On February 28 in Beijing Xiaomi announced the Mi 5C – a smartphone powered by the company’s first in-house processor the Surge S1. With Dirac speaker optimization solution integrated in the Surge S1, Mi 5C takes the mobile listening experience to a higher level.
The Mi 5C will cost 1,500 yuan, which converts to around $220, when it launches on March 3 in China. Learn more