Oppo and Dolby have announced a partnership deal that will see both companies sharing their precious intellectual property. The focus of the partnership lies on two technologies: the High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE ACC) and Dolby’s JPEG-HDR.
The HE ACC is a digital audio compression system usually used for streaming purposes. It’s not the best possible encoding for audio quality, but it does provide good enough sound reproduction at low bitrates; which might indicate a more budget focus for Oppo’s application of the technology.
On the other hand, JPEG-HDR is a “format allows for capturing multiple exposures with today’s 12-bit or greater sensors, and it outputs 20-bit or greater true HDR images.”
Director of Oppo IP Department, Adler Feng, said that “This partnership will enable us to create more remarkable smartphones with exciting technological innovations and spectacular user experiences.”
Dolby already has a history of making its brand and technology available on smartphones. Its Dolby Atmos sound technology can be seen on models such as the Lenovo Phab2, ZTE Axon 7 mini and Nokia 6. While Atmos hasn’t been mentioned as part of this agreement, we wouldn’t be surprised to see it appear on future Oppo devices either.