Press release: OPPO Reno series launches with Nokia OZO Audio

As was revealed in Nokia’s Q1 2019 financial report, the new Oppo Reno devices come with OZO Audio technology. Today Nokia published an official press release detailing that Reno 10x Zoom will ship with OZO Audio, that includes features like Audio 3D and Audio Zoom.

Press Release

  • OPPO’s latest series of flagship smartphones comes integrated with Nokia OZO Audio capture capabilities

20 May 2019

Espoo, Finland – As Nokia announced on 25 April, OPPO’s latest flagship, OPPO Reno 10x Zoom will be shipped with OZO Audio capture capabilities integrated in the device. The Reno 10x Zoom Edition will come with Audio 3D and Audio Zoom features built in, allowing users to capture the full richness of life.

OZO Audio is an industry-leading product portfolio, created and licensed by Nokia, that enables true-to-life sound through innovative features and for users to capture and edit device audio with greater accuracy and precision.

The OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition comes integrated with Audio 3D and Audio Zoom. Audio 3D allows users to immerse themselves in sound, capturing the full audio landscape with vibrant depth, direction and detail. It delivers a natural sound experience and high-fidelity audio within one degree of accuracy. Audio Zoom acts like a telephoto lens for audio, allowing users to dynamically pinpoint and amplify sound to correspond to zoomed video.

The Audio 3D and Audio Zoom capabilities are integrated into the OPPO Reno 10x Zoom Edition, which contains three microphones in the device to enable full spatial audio capture. The features work with the native camera application, meaning no additional software installation is required.

Nokia OZO Audio Technology was first introduced on smartphones with the Nokia 8. While some view OZO Audio as the successor of Nokia Rich Recording (which it kind of is), the tech comes from the development of Nokia OZO VR camera that was later discontinued.

Up until now it was mostly found on Nokia-branded smartphones made by HMD, but Nokia Technologies, as a company not related to HMD Global, continues to monetize it and we might expect other phones with it to appear as well.

Source: Nokia