updated 12:05 pm EDT, Wed July 30, 2008
LG Gets Dolby in Phones
LG today said it has struck an agreement with Dolby Labs to build Dolby Mobile audio into its media phones. The recently-developed technique gives listeners virtual surround from plugged-in earphones despite the relatively small size and low power of a handset. It can also enhance audio for stereo signals, either widening the perceived sound stage for a less compressed sound and restoring lost detail both through a treble enhancer as well as a bass boost.
The new mobile software similarly opens up the possibility of a graphic equalizer for modifying the overall sound of a given song and of simulating stereo output for mono audio clips, which the cellphone designer says is useful for home-made audio recordings.
LG hasn't said which of its phones will receive Dolby Mobile support but plans to introduce the first models sometime in the fall of this year.