Flagship Audience Advanced Voice Processor Extends Momentum With Second Landmark Design Win – US Availability Slated for May 10th Through AT&T
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – May 10, 2013 – Audience®, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices, today announced that LG will be using the Company’s newest Advanced Voice Processor, the earSmart eS325, for its new flagship smartphone, the Optimus G Pro™. The earSmart eS325 delivers crystal clear voice clarity and industry leading innovations in real-time communications, speech recognition and media capability to LG’s newest flagship smartphone. The LG Optimus G Pro is slated to ship in other regions and is expected to be available exclusively in the United States through AT&T. This marks the second major smartphone launch with the earSmart eS325.
“We are thrilled with the industry adoption of our latest Advanced Voice Processor, the earSmart eS325, and are pleased to continue our relationship with LG, a true pioneer in the smartphone and consumer electronics industry,” said Robert Schoenfield, vice president of marketing and business development, Audience. “We believe that voice is becoming an increasingly important and disruptive consumer electronics interface and that working with market leaders like LG will accelerate the use cases for our Advanced Voice capabilities.”
The Optimus G Pro features a 5.5-inch full HD IPS screen with a 1920x1080 pixel resolution, 400ppi and a 16:9
aspect ratio. It also features a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. The design is highly flexible with a micro SD card slot that is expandable up to 64Gb and includes a Micro-Sim slot, 3140mAh battery and 2Gb of RAM. Additional hardware features include Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and 32Gb of on-board memory. The Optimus G Pro runs on Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) and supports a large array of Google applications including Messenger, Maps with Navigation, Local, Voice Search, Talk, Chrome, Gmail, Search, Google+, YouTube, the Google Store and access to Play Movies and TV as well as Books.
The earSmart eS325 delivers substantial advances in performance with up to 80% signal-to-noise ration improvement over two microphone enabled previous generation products and between 40 to 50% lower power consumption depending on the network being used. It also offers dramatically improved consistency of voice quality when the smartphone is held in a variety of positions such as various speakerphone modes or normal handset mode. For more information on earSmart™ Advanced Voice processors from Audience, please go here.
Audience is the leader in advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices. Its family of earSmart™ intelligent voice processors is based on the processes of human hearing, to suppress background noise and enhance mobile voice quality. Audience's technology substantially improves the mobile voice experience, while also improving the performance of speech-based services, and enhancing audio quality for multimedia. Audience earSmart™ processors are featured in mobile devices from leading providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the U.S. The company is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, see www.audience.com.
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1The LG Optimus G Pro is expected to be available on the following networks in addition to AT&T: 3HK, China Mobile Hong Kong, PCCW, SmarTone, M1, SingTel, StarHub, CHT and FarEasTone. It is expected to be available in the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil and throughout Europe.