Video: #Dolby Atmos on #Nokia 6 is amazing

A feature on Nokia 6 that we all mostly took for granted, including the media that reviewed the Chinese version, is the fact that Nokia 6 comes with a Dual Speaker and Dolby Atmos. Nokia and Lumia devices, especially the higher end ones, regularly had integrated Dolby technology, mainly surround sound and mostly working with headphones. Atmos is different.

To be technically precise, Nokia 6 comes equipped with a dual (stereo) speaker located on the bottom of the device. The amplifier used is identified as “Smart amplifier (TFA9891) with Dolby Atmosยฎ”. After a little digging, I found that the amplifier is manufactured by NXP, a soon-to-be Qualcomm owned Company, and was released at the end of last year. The same amplifier is allgedly found on Google Pixel XL, but Nokia’s version, because it’s dual, is 6dB louder.

Dolby Atmos is a “3D” or surround sound Technology, used in Popular movies and home theater Systems since 2012. For mobile, Dolby describes that “phones with Dolby Atmos” are tuned by Dolby sound engineers to deliver best in class sound and “The Dolby Atmos processor on the device takes the spatial information from the audio objects created for the cinema and renders them in virtual three-dimensional space over built-in speakers or headphones. It produces a sensation of movement and overhead sound that brings the story alive all around you.”

In Dolby’s case, it ain’t bragging if you can back it up, and the best way to see for yourself what does Atmos do to a phone is to check the video (audio) down below.


As you can see, turning on the “Dolby Atmos” feature really improves all aspects of the sound coming from Nokia 6. No matter if is it through the dual speaker, or headphones or external speaker. The sound is clearer, and significantly lauder with Dolby Atmos on. The settings for Dolby Atmos can be found in Settings->Sound, and there are two options: music and theater. Theater basically gives a more surround sound, ideal if the phone is in the center of a room and you want the sound to fill the whole room.

The audio reproduction capacity of Nokia 6 really surprised me, and it is maybe one of the favourite features on the 6, in my opinion. We will write more about the sound and multimedia capabilities of Nokia 6 in a full review, where higher quality video demonstration of Dolby Atmos will be present, too.

  • I was just watching a Nokia 3 review and a thought came to my mind. What will HMD bring in place of Nokia 3, 5 & 6 next year? They need to get rid of numbers IMO. Nokia 2,5,6(2018)?? or will they introduce a new device family like Lumias, Ashas, etc. What do you think?

    • Not Dolby related, but Nokia 3 (2018) or Nokia 31 as three one. For 2019, Nokia 3 (2019) or Nokia 32 as three two. Don’t see other way.:)

      • Noooo. Nokia 3 (2018) will be much better than Nokia 31 LOL ๐Ÿ˜› I hope they introduce some incredible naming scheme ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Hey guys, lets keep it within the theme of the post. Transfer this chat to the discussion page. Thx

      • Viccky maurya

        Whats about Nokia 3.1(for 2018), 3.2(for 2019) ๐Ÿ˜

        • I was thinking the same but then stipe introduced 31 LOL and actually 3.1 doesn’t sound good to me ๐Ÿ˜›

    • It will probably just keep on using the same names and just announce it as a new model

      • Just like they did with Nokia 105? Could be

  • Viccky maurya

    Whatt?? Hey @stipe1906 does Nokia 5 really has Dolby atmos support?

    • Sorry. No atmos for 5. Removed that part. Thanks. But I was sure Dolby was mentioned on the 5’s product page before… Was wrong

      • Yes! Dolby was mentioned on Nokia 5’s product page

      • Can you confirm Nokia 5’s Dolby support from HMD?

        • I asked… Will post the response

        • No Dolby, they said.

          • Viccky maurya

            Without Dolby can Nokia 5 produce good enough sound quality with Smart amplifier (TFA9891).?

          • Don’t know, but it should be sufficient

          • I don’t think so. Nokia 6 has dual speakers whereas Nokia 5 has only 1 speaker ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Will see ๐Ÿ™‚ The 6 is obviously better

      • It says it has Smart amplifier (TFA9891)

    • Yes! Nokia 5 come with Dolby Atmos but only has a single speaker ๐Ÿ™

  • Viccky maurya

    Just checked this site and i didnot find Asha,Pureview,Clearblack trademarks ๐Ÿค” only the trademark i found was ‘Lumia’. What does this mean?

    • Rocky
      • ASHA and PureView might be with Nokia. Because, If you go to the support page of older Nokia devices on nokia’s website. You will find Asha phones and Nokia 808 PureView listed but you will not find any Lumias ๐Ÿ™‚ So, I think Asha and PureView still belong to Nokia. ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Rocky

          I think that’s because Nokia phones owner will open for help and etc, and Lumia user when typing Lumia in Google will showed Microsoft’s website. Nokia Mobile always redirect support of older Nokia devices (including Asha) to B2X (Microsoft’s service provider). And the link I post is from US trademark government, so it’s official ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Abhimanyu Chauhan

        I already told about this in tip page 4 days ago.I sent a mail to nokia about this.

  • Hemedans

    Thank you for this video. This prove HMD dont just use Nokia name, they have Nokia soul too. IF Nokia 6 could pack something like this i cant wait to see OZO Audio, and more innovations of Nokia 9.

    • After watching the video i tried this on my 1320 but it didn’t work in loudspeaker mode. It works only with headphones in that device. ๐Ÿ˜› Later i read the review and found out that Dolby on Lumia phones worked with headphones only. ๐Ÿ™‚ This really sounds so nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tiago Miguel Morgado Jorge

    That UI is ugly! I can’t believe that’s in a Nokia device!

  • Viccky maurya

    @stipe1906 can you install Nokia Pure Font in your Nokia 6?

  • giratina143

    Can anyone confirm this? I have a Nokia 6 Chinese variant and I turn on the dobly surround sound. I got back , I come back to settings , it turns off again ๐Ÿ™ please help ๐Ÿ™

    • It should be on when you turn it on. Try to restart your device by holding together the volume up and power button till the phone restarts.

  • Anna hassan

    Hey when ever I play music it also play through phone call speaker? Is it a problem??

    • No. Some phones have that option to create a stereo effect.

      • Asmit Adhikari

        my nokia 6 plays only through phone cal speaker, how can i change?

        • You mean the phone plays the sound only from the speaker above the screen? That happens only when doing phone calls. For music the phone uses the main speaker on the bottom

  • Valeri Nikolov

    When I first heard the sound of Nokia 6 I could not believe it. But it is true It is really amazing.