What is Dolby Atmos Technology?
Dolby Atmos is one of the latest surround sound technologies. This technology can easily bring cinema-like experience in home theater systems.
Dolby Atmos technology supports enhanced ability to deliver sound output on existing systems.
Why Is it a Better Experience with Dolby Atmos enabled Smartphones?
The sound effects in Dolby Atmos enabled smartphones provide a better experience for watching videos and listening to music.
Since 2018, Apple has adopted this technology in all its iPhones. This has made it a popular choice for many other smartphone companies including Samsung.
Dolby Atmos can deliver few key things that are not available in other audio technologies
It can give a feel of sound moving around in a multidimensional space.
It can easily deliver each part of audio from a different direction that makes it easy to create a cinema like experience virtually anywhere.
Can I hear all songs in Dolby Atmos?
The Dolby Atmos technology requires audio to be recorded in Dolby Atmos supported format. Therefore you can listen to only supported songs in that format. Apple Music supports many Dolby Atmos enabled songs.
Do Smartphones Support Dolby Atmos?
Even though it has been around since 2012, still there are not many devices that support the technology.
Since 2018, Many recent smartphones have started supporting Dolby atmos technology. Some of them are listed here.
List Of Phones That Support Dolby Atmos
Many Smartphone companies support Dolby Atmos. Some of the popular models are listed here.
Apple iPhone List That Support Dolby Atmos
- All versions of Apple iPhone XS and later (when running iOS 13 or newer)
- All Versions of Apple iPhone XR and later (when running iOS 13 or newer)
- All versions of Apple iPhone 11, Apple iPhone 11 Pro, Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max and later
- All versions Apple iPhone 12, Apple iPhone 12 Pro, Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max and later
- All versions of Apple iPhone 13, Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max
Samsung Phones and Tablets List That Support Dolby Atmos
Samsung has a huge lineup of devices including tablets that support Dolby Atmos.
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip – Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy S10 Series – Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ – Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy S9 – Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ – Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy S8 – Amazon
- Samsung Note 10 Series – Amazon
- Samsung Note 9 – Amazon
- Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy J8
- Samsung Galaxy J6
- Samsung Galaxy Tab Series – Amazon
- Samsung Galaxy A20
- Samsung Galaxy A30
- Samsung Galaxy A10
- Samsung Galaxy M20
- Samsung Galaxy M30
- Samsung Galaxy M30s
- Samsung Galaxy M40
Sony Smartphones Supporting Dolby Atmos
Even though sony is not a leader in smartphone technology, it does have some smartphones that support Dolby Atmos.
- Sony Xperia PRO – Amazon
- Sony Xperia 1,
- Sony Xperia 1 II,
- Sony Xperia 1 III
- Sony Xperia 5 II
- Sony Xperia 5 III
OnePlus Smartphones Supporting Dolby Atmos
OnePlus support Dolby Atmos since OnePlus 7T and on all OnePlus series phones that can later. They still do not support this on their low end models.
- OnePlus 9 – Amazon
- OnePlus 8
- OnePlus 8 5G
- OnePlus 7T
Other Smartphones Supporting Dolby Atmos
- Razer Phone & Razer Phone 2
- ZTE Axon 7
- Lenovo K8 Note
- Lenovo K5 Note
- Huawei Mate P20 Pro
- Huawei Pro 30
- Nokia 6
What Other products support Dolby Atmos?
Dolby Atmos is a widely adopted technology. Movie theaters were the first ones to adopt this technology.
Many AV Receivers have already started supporting this technology. Making it easy to setup at home theater systems.
What Are the Limitations of Dolby Atmos technology?
Some key limitation of this technology are listed here
- It requires the audio to be recorded in Dolby Atmos supported format.
- It requires supporting AV receiver to deliver a Dolby Atmos experience.
- Existing sound system may require additional speakers to deliver the full experience.
Does Dolby Atmos Require Different Kinds of Speakers?
No, Dolby Atmos technology does not require specialized speakers. The traditional speakers can give the expected quality of Dolby Atmos provided you have a supported AV receiver.
Dolby Atmos technology works with existing speakers, you will require Dolby Atmos supported AV receiver to add Dolby Atmos effects in your sound system. This can work with any speaker.
This may be different for wifi enabled speakers since those may contain inbuilt AV receivers that may not support Dolby Atmos technology.
Any Wireless / Bluetooth Speakers That Support Dolby Atmos?
Yes, there are many speakers available in the market. Some of the popular ones are listed below