Dolby Deal Puts Surround Sound on LG Handsets

LG Electronics and surround sound technology company Dolby Laboratories  have jointly announced that LG will be the first handset maker to incorporate Dolby Mobile into handsets bound for the global market. The companies have signed an agreement that grants LG a licence to embed Dolby Mobile technology into its handsets.
Dolby Mobile is an audio processing technology platform designed to deliver rich, vibrant audio and dramatically improve listening enjoyment. Built on Dolbys extensive portfolio of technologies, Dolby Mobile has been optimized for mobile applications.
Dolby Mobile is designed to allow customers to optimize and tailor audio for an enhanced entertainment experience. LG plans to apply Dolby Mobile technology to a wide range of multimedia features on its phones.
Some of the Dolby Mobile features that LG plans to incorporate into its phones include Mobile Surround, which delivers a realistic surround sound experience using headphones; Sound Space Expander, which creates a wide, rich, and spacious soundstage experience, especially suited to music playback; Natural Bass, which boosts the bass output; a High-Frequency Enhancer, which enhances music and other content by restoring high-frequency effects; and a Mono-to-Stereo Converter, which improves the playback experience of user-generated content
We believe this technology will raise the bar for audio quality on multimedia phones, and expect Dolby Mobile to help us create a new trend in the mobile phone industry, says Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. LG is committed to providing our customers with the best features available, and our new collaboration with Dolby helps us deliver on this pledge.
LG plans to begin launching high-end multimedia phones that incorporate Dolby Mobile technology from Q4 2008.