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    April 5, 2017

    Nokia’s next phone could come with OZO Audio tech

    nokia 9

    Nokia’s forthcoming Android flagship, the Nokia 9, could pack in new, high-tech OZO Audio recording technology for superior sound capture.

    While Nokia (under HMD Global) has released three new Android smartphones this year, we’re still awaiting the emergence of a flagship smartphone. While rumours have alleged this to take the form of the Nokia 9, we’ve now heard an exciting new rumour as to one of the features the handset could bring to market.

    In order to contest the likes of the LG V20 (which arrived in the market with a Quad-DAC and support for HD audio recording) a new source alleges that the Nokia 9 could be the first smartphone to come equipped with OZO Audio technology.

    Read: Nokia is reportedly testing two new metal-clad smartphones

    What’s OZO Audio? Let’s take a trip back into the past, when Nokia released the OZO 360-degree camera that was aimed at professional film crews. Nokia’s OZO Audio technology, then, delivers 3D (360-degree) audio optimised for headphones and spatial audio playback systems.

    Nokia terms it “audio focus technology enables accentuating sounds in one direction while reducing ambient sounds and background noise”, but if that’s a bit wordy, take a listen to this video with headphones on and you’ll get the idea:

    The implication, then, is that OZO Audio technology could feature aboard the Nokia 9, which might well come equipped with three or more microphones to achieve spatial audio capture.

    In terms of specs, other rumours alleged that the Nokia 9 will accommodate a Snapdragon 835 processor, a 22-megapixel dual-lens camera, a 12-megapixel primary camera, a 5.5 QHD display, and a sizeable 3,800mAh battery.

    Read: This is Nokia’s new 3310, and it comes with a claimed 31 days of battery life

    What are your thoughts? Would you be interested in buying the Nokia 9 for its potential audio capabilities, or alleged specs? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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