Chinese smartphone maker Oppo is known for making mobile devices with state of the art selfie cameras. Now, it may soon add audio to one of the core features of its smartphones. Dolby Laboratories announced that it has signed a strategic intellectual property (IP) partnership with OPPO.
The strategic partnership with Dolby Laboratories will enable Oppo to integrate Dolby’s High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HEAAC) amd JPEG-HDR technologies. With the partnership, Oppo will transform its products and services by leveraging Dolby’s research and engineering available through intellectual property (IP).
“OPPO, a leader in global consumer electronics, is well-known for its smartphones incorporating innovative technologies, and we are delighted to welcome them to our community of global partners,” said Andy Sherman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Dolby Laboratories.
“Dolby is a leader in creating spectacular sight and sound experiences, and we are excited to partner with them to further our innovation and global growth,” said Adler Feng, Director of OPPO IP Department. “This partnership will enable us to create more remarkable smartphones with exciting technological innovations and spectacular user experiences.”
Dolby is a pioneer in the audio engineering space and its technologies have played a vital role in delivering transformation audio experience across an ecosystem of consumer and business products. These technologies are often made available to partners through licensing programs and create a level-playing field across industries. With the deal, Dolby gains a partner with significant growth in smartphone space while Oppo gains access to technology that will help differentiate its products.