Posted Tue May 21, 2019 at 01:55 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new smartphone features immersive DTS audio tech.
ASUS has revealed its latest smartphone model, the ZenFone 6. The new Android handset offers several advanced features, including DTS:X Ultra support.
"DTS:X Ultra technology represents a significant improvement in mobile audio to make streaming content sound amazing on the ZenFone 6," said Sumat Mehra, svp and general manager, mobile at Xperi. "Consumers choose smartphones based on their features and performance capabilities. DTS:X Ultra technology enhances smartphone-based audio content, delivering a truly premium entertainment experience."
The ZenFone 6 features a 6.4-inch Full HD+ (2340 by 1080) IPS display with support for 600 nits of brightness, 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage, and HDR10 playback. Under the hood, the Android device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with 7nm, 64-bit Octa-core Processor and a Qualcomm Adreno 640 GPU. In addition, thanks to DTS:X Ultra integration, the unit is capable of 3D audio rendering with support for 5.1 and 7.1 multi-channel audio. Likewise the tech uses redesigned audio post-processing algorithms for speaker and headphone routes, enabling it to provide enhanced bass, an ultra-realistic head tracker, and custom settings for up to six pre-loaded headphone profiles. Finally, the ZenFone 6 also features a unique motorized Flip Camera design with a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera and a 13MP ultrawide secondary camera.
"DTS:X Ultra is an integral part of providing our consumers the ultimate entertainment experience in the new ZenFone 6," said Bryan Chang, general manager, phone business unit at ASUS. "We are excited to offer these unique features from DTS that ensure quality audio for all content."
The ASUS ZenFone 6 is set to launch later this year with prices starting at $499.
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