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LG ups audio quality with Dolby deal

LG aims to be first vendor to include Dolby Mobile audio platform in its phone handsets

LG Electronics is aiming to be the first company to include Dolby technology in its mobile phones, following a licensing deal with Dolby Laboratories.

Under the deal, LG will include Dolby Mobile, a new audio processing technology platform designed to provide high quality audio on mobile devices.

Dr Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said: "Being the first company to incorporate Dolby Mobile technology into handsets for the global market reinforces LG's role as a leader in the mobile industry and in multimedia phones.

"We believe this technology will raise the bar for audio quality on multimedia phones and expect Dolby Mobile to help us create a new trend in the mobile phone industry. LG is committed to providing our customers with the best features available and our new collaboration with Dolby helps us deliver on this pledge," he added.

No release date has been given for the first LG Dolby products.