HD Compliant solution

The ZTE Blade APEX2 Android smartphone features HD compliant, wideband voice quality thanks to the incorporation of NXP Software’s LifeVibes VoiceExperience solution.

Ideal partner

Vivian Zhang, Director of the Software Department II at ZTE, describes the HD Voice capabilities: “The wideband speech that LifeVibes VoiceExperience delivers is incredibly clear. Our customers will be amazed that mobile conversations can have such a high quality. From a development perspective, NXP Software is an ideal partner. They tuned their software specifically for this new model, and provided a very easy integration with the Qualcomm Hexagon DSP. The LifeVibes VoiceExperience software solution was the best HD Voice option in terms of performance and price for our new handset.

Incredible voice quality

Nicolas Sauvage, Marketing & Sales Director, OEM Business Line, says: “The ZTE Blade APEX2 really does offer an incredible voice quality, especially when considering this is a mid-tier priced model. It competes very favorably with higher specification smartphones on the market, even when compared to the ones with a dedicated hardware solution.

We are also very pleased to see that ZTE have been successful in marketing the APEX2 to some of Europe’s most demanding network operators when it comes to cost, performance and technical compliance.” The ZTE Blade APEX2 smartphone has been recently launched in Europe. The handset is marketed by Orange as the Hi 4G, and by KPN as the Smart 400. The new model went into mass production in April 2014.

LifeVibes VoiceExperience

LifeVibes VoiceExperience delivers increased audio quality and clarity, offering natural voice calling that enhances consumers’ experience. Excellent noise suppression and echo cancellation is based on advanced voice modelling techniques, allowing unwanted signals to be removed selectively. Echo and noise is thus removed without affecting natural speech quality, ensuring intelligibility in noisy environments, including when using speaker mode. VoiceExperience is a platform-independent, full-software solution offering fast time-to-market and measurably superior quality, backed by worldwide support.

ZTE Mobile Devices is a division of ZTE Corporation, a global telecommunications equipment, networks and mobile devices company headquartered in Shenzhen, China. ZTE is a publicly traded company listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges. The company produces a complete range of mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablets, mobile broadband modems and hotspots and family desktop integration terminals. A global leader, ZTE has partnerships with more than 230 major carriers and distributors in over 160 countries and regions around the globe. It also has strategic partnerships with 47 of the world’s top 50 carriers. In 2012, ZTE applied for more international patents than any other company in the world.
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