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OZO is cranking up the volume in smart device experiences

OZO is cranking up the volume in smart device experiences

In the last eighteen months of the pandemic, when we all have faced numerous and substantial challenges, the joy that comes from being able to consume high fidelity content has become more evident than ever before. It presents a high-value role for technologies such Nokia’s OZO, with a mandate to advance innovation and create new possibilities for the next generation of devices.

With the world stuck at home, far removed from our loved ones and the things that we hold dear, the ability to virtually connect with one another though life-like audio capture and playback has been critical in maintaining our resilience and battling through adversity. We’re really proud of the work we do, and thrilled to know that others think the same, too.

We’re incredibly pleased that an increasing number of leading, global smartphone manufacturers have become licensees of Nokia’s OZO technologies, with several devices launched (and more in the pipeline) with our industry leading OZO Audio solution for advanced audio capture and processing. This means that key OZO features such as Audio Zoom, Audio Windscreen and Intelligent Noise Reduction are now available to an even broader set of devices and consumers (The Audio Zoom functionality is linked to the visual zoom of the smartphone’s camera, allowing users to dynamically identify and amplify sounds to correspond with zoomed and magnified video. Audio Windscreen dramatically reduces wind distortion in the audio. Intelligent Noise Reduction smartly adapts background noise processing to distinguish between different types of noise).

Of course, let’s not forget about the journey that we’re on, and the successes we’ve had along the way so far. This momentum builds upon several successful launches from our selected customers during 2021, including the Oppo Find X3 Pro family and OnePlus 9 Pro Series, our continued collaboration with ASUS with the launch of their ROG Phone 5 and Zenfone 8 families utilizing OZO Audio, as well as HMD’s launch of the Nokia X10, X20, G10 and G20 devices with OZO Audio, and the Nokia XR20, and Nokia T20 tablet featuring both OZO Audio and OZO Playback. And there’s more to come.

In the near future, we will reach other important milestones with our OZO Audio and OZO Playback portfolio and we can’t wait to share this news with you. Stay tuned!

Jyri Huopaniemi

About Jyri Huopaniemi

Jyri Huopaniemi is Head of Technology Licensing at Nokia Technologies, working with the world's leading manufacturers to help them integrate Nokia’s audio and visual technology innovations such as OZO Audio into their devices. 

In his 20+ years with Nokia, Jyri has focused on developing and productizing breakthrough innovations in many roles from R&D and standardization to heading licensing business. He has actively contributed to multiple fields of digital media, including audio and imaging technologies, mobile platforms and immersive media solutions. His interests outside work include playing and recording music, mastering digital photography and spending time with his family.

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