CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced that HTC Corporation has licensed the CSR aptX® audio codec to deliver CD-quality wireless Bluetooth® audio in the first three models of the new HTC One series of high-performance smart phones, the HTC One X, One V and One S. All three devices in the HTC One series feature aptX technology designed to ensure CD-quality Bluetooth stereo audio, resulting in a more authentic sound experience when users listen to their favourite music.
With the inclusion of aptX in the HTC One series, users can enjoy this amazing sound experience wirelessly over Bluetooth and with no loss of audio quality.
“HTC’s decision to include aptX technology in the HTC One series demonstrates a very real commitment to audio quality. These devices will pack a real punch in terms of audio quality and will provide one of the best mobile audio experiences on the market,” said Anthony Murray, SVP Home Business Group of CSR.
“The ecosystem of aptX devices is continuing to grow rapidly as both manufactures and consumers realise that aptX can deliver a truly wireless experience without compromising on audio quality. The phenomenal popularity of headphones goes to show that consumers are becoming ever-more demanding when it comes to audio quality, and we believe that aptX is the only technology that can really deliver hi-fi audio over Bluetooth.”
Users can now enjoy CD-quality Bluetooth Stereo audio in-car, as HTC has also announced the wireless HTC Car StereoClip, based on the CSR8670 next-generation audio system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution and aptX technology. Plugged into any car’s standard 3.5mm auxiliary input, the HTC Car StereoClip lets users wirelessly stream CD-quality music through car stereo speakers over a Bluetooth connection.
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the centre of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense®, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com
CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our blog, YouTube or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc
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