Dolby Laboratories and LG Electronics Announce First Smartphone to Support Dolby Vision

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video to deliver movies and TV shows in Dolby Vision technology that transform the mobile viewing experience

The LG G6 smartphone is the first mobile phone to support Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) technology. (Photo: Business Wire)

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BARCELONA--()--Dolby Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE:DLB) and LG Electronics (LG), today announced that the LG G6 smartphone will be the first mobile phone to support Dolby Vision high dynamic range (HDR) technology. Additionally, Netflix, (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Amazon (NYSE:AMZN) will be the first streaming services to deliver content in Dolby Vision to mobile devices around the world.

Dolby Vision sets a new standard for the mobile viewing experience with dramatic imaging that brings entertainment to life before your eyes. Only Dolby Vision can provide this astonishing image quality because Dolby works with everyone involved in bringing you entertainment – content creators, streaming services, and device makers. Dolby Vision is already transforming the viewing experience in both cinemas and on TVs. The LG G6 brings that experience to smartphones.

Combined with the LG G6’s expansive 5.7-inch FullVision display, Dolby Vision offers more life-like images with brighter highlights, more detailed contrast, and colors never seen before on a mobile display. The LG G6 smartphone also comes with Dolby Audio that provides a richer sound experience.

“We are revolutionizing mobile entertainment for consumers so they can finally have a compelling and life-like visual entertainment experience on a mobile phone,” said Giles Baker, SVP, Consumer Entertainment Group, Dolby Laboratories. “Through our expanded collaboration with LG, Amazon and Netflix, consumers can watch exciting content on their smartphone that looks and sounds spectacular.”

“In partnership with Dolby Laboratories, we have incorporated the best HDR technologies in the business into a smartphone,” said Hong-joo Kim, Vice President and Head of product planning at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With the expansive display and the incredible image quality of the G6, users will forget that they are looking at a screen and will be fully immersed.”

"With the LG G6 and Dolby Vision, Netflix is now able to deliver a more stunning visual experience on a smartphone," said Scott Mirer, Vice President, Device Partner Ecosystem, Netflix. "Now Netflix members all over the world can have the rich, immersive quality of HDR in the palms of their hands."

“Amazon Prime Video supports Dolby Vision on TVs, and we look forward to extending our high quality viewing experience to mobile platforms,” said BA Winston, Global Head of Digital Video Playback and Delivery at Amazon. “We will continue to collaborate with Dolby and LG to deliver our customers exceptional entertainment and the power to choose what to watch and how to watch it.”

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a global leader and trend setter in the mobile and wearable industry with breakthrough technologies and innovative designs. By continually developing highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery, camera optics and LTE technology, LG creates handsets and wearables that fit the lifestyles of a wide range of people all over the world. LG is seeking to provide a playful mobile experience that extends beyond the scope of traditional smartphones. For more information, please visit www.LG.com.

About Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Video is a premium on-demand entertainment service that offers customers the greatest choice in what to watch, and how to watch it. Amazon Video is the only service that provides Prime Video, Amazon Channels, rent or own options, instant access and premium features including 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and mobile downloads for offline viewing of select content.

About Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision transforms your mobile viewing experience with dramatic imaging—incredible color, contrast, and brightness that brings entertainment to life wherever you go.

About Dolby Audio

Dolby Audio is a set of robust technologies that deliver rich, clear, powerful sound in the cinema, at home, and on the go. It makes entertainment more compelling by providing a vibrant audio experience for content that is broadcast, downloaded, streamed, played in cinemas, or enjoyed via disc.

About Dolby Laboratories

Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) creates audio, video, and voice technologies that transform entertainment and communications in mobile devices, at the cinema, at home, and at work. For more than 50 years, sight and sound experiences have become more vibrant, clear, and powerful in Dolby. For more information, please visit www.dolby.com.

Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby Vision is a trademark of Dolby Laboratories. LG is a registered trademark of LG Electronics Levant. Ultra HD Blu-ray is a trademark of Blu-ray Disc Association. DLB-G

Contacts

Dolby Laboratories
Abigail Holdaway, +44-7795-964825
abigail.holdaway@dolby.com
Grace Qaqundah, +1-415-558-0315
Grace-Ellen.Qaqundah@dolby.com

Release Summary

Dolby Laboratories & LG Electronics announce LG G6 smartphone as first mobile phone to support Dolby Vision and Netflix & Amazon as first streaming services to deliver Dolby Vision content for mobile.

Contacts

Dolby Laboratories
Abigail Holdaway, +44-7795-964825
abigail.holdaway@dolby.com
Grace Qaqundah, +1-415-558-0315
Grace-Ellen.Qaqundah@dolby.com