Dolby Digital Plus to land on mobile handsets "in the very near future"

Just think, soon you’ll be able to enjoy the full surround sound experience on a 3-inch screen! All because Dolby is bring the magic of Dolby Digital Plus to cell phones sometime real soon. How exciting.

The updated codex not only works with headphones but moreover is designed to allow 5.1 audio on media streamed from the device either by Wi-Fi or HDMI. The technology should work with nearly any multichannel-audio codecs such as MPEG Surround.

The exact timetable this is supposed to roll out hasn’t been released, but Dolby’s marketing director Rolf Schmitz says “in the very near future.” Maybe ol’ Greg will see some supported handsets while cruising the halls of MWC.