Nokia shows off ‘immersive’ phone call tech using standard smartphone, 5G network

Nokia has just introduced a new technology in the world of smartphones by making the first “immersive” phone call. This should dramatically improve audio communications in devices, allowing users to experience realistic calls even when using regular smartphones.

The call was made by Nokia CEO Pekka Lundmark using a 5G network and a regular smartphone, with the company calling the tech “immersive audio and video.” According to the company this Monday, the main point of the tech is to improve call quality using three-dimensional audio.

This will make significant changes in today’s technology since smartphones today produce flat audio sounds during calls. Through the new creation, nonetheless, Nokia aims to make the sounds of calls more realistic, making them sound as if the person on the other end of the line is just near you.

“This is now becoming standardized… so the network providers, chipset manufacturers, handset manufacturers can begin to implement it in their products,” said Nokia Technologies President Jenni Lukander.

While this sounds like good news, it is important to note that it will still take time for the company to push the technology widely, as it would still have to obtain the necessary licenses. Nonetheless, Nokia’s demonstration this week could mark the start of better phone call quality across the smartphone industry in the future.

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