Thursday, November 20th, 2014

New Flagship Phone From Meizu Features Always-on Continuous VoiceQ With User-Selected Keywords

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Audience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADNC), the leader in Advanced Voice and a pioneer in Multisensory processing and natural user experience technology for consumer devices, today announced that Meizu Technology Co., Ltd. ("Meizu") has selected the Audience eS704 Advanced Voice processor for its new MX4 Pro smartphone. The Meizu MX4 Pro will be available through China Mobile and China Unicom and was announced today at the 2014 Meizu product launch event "Think Higher" in the Beijing National Stadium.

The MX4 Pro features Audience continuous VoiceQ technology with user-selectable wake-up triggers or keywords. Audience Always-on continuous VoiceQ keeps the phone in an extremely low-power and "always listening" mode so it is ready to understand and immediately act upon verbal commands without the need to touch the phone. In the case of the MX4 Pro, the eS704 allows the user to take individualization a step further and personalize the device's wake-up keyword.

"Audience's innovations in Always-on technology made the eS704 a perfect choice for our new flagship phone, the MX4 Pro," said Mr. Yongxiang Bai, GM of Meizu. "Our customers are seeking elegant, functional design combined with a friendly, fun experience. The touchless and personalized wake-up enables the consumer to interact with their phone in a way that was previously unavailable."

The MX4 Pro is one of the first phones to feature the unique Meizu FLYME 4.0 adaptation of the Android 4.4.4 operating system. It also offers multiple modes with support for TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and GSM networks. The phone features a 5.5-inch Super 2K screen and a Sony 2070w camera. Other hardware specifications include 3GB of RAM, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of ROM with a Samsung Exynos 5 Octa application processor.

"It's an honor to work with an innovator like Meizu on their flagship product as we see momentum for our eS700 series continue to grow," said Robert Schoenfield, vice president of Greater China, Audience. "Features like VoiceQ with user-defined keywords speak to the consumer demand for individuality and personalization. The call for truly natural user experiences is on the rise."

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About Audience
Audience, the leader in Advanced Voice, is pioneering Multisensory processing and natural user experiences for consumer devices. Its technologies, based on auditory neuroscience, improve the mobile voice experience and enhance speech-based services as well as audio quality for multimedia. In early 2014, the company announced its expansion into Multisensory and motion processing. Through the combination of Advanced Voice and Multisensory processing, Audience aims to transform the way consumers engage with devices by enabling seamless natural user experiences and context-aware services. The company's products have been shipped in more than 450 million devices worldwide. For more information, see http://www.audience.com.

Contact Information:

Diane Vanasse
Audience, Inc.
408-242-0027
[email protected]

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Audience, voice, advanced voice, multisensory, consumer, devices, mobile, multimedia, smartphone, ADNC

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