ES9038Q2M Debuts in Vivo’s new Xplay 6 Flagship Smartphone

< Newsroom | Posted: Saturday January 16, 2016

New Xplay 6 Smartphone is first to feature next generation of SABRE DACs and sets a new standard in Smartphone audio quality.

Milpitas, California – ESS Technology, the industry leader in HiFi audio and analog design, announced that the Company’s ES9038Q2M SABRE Digital to Analog Converter (DAC), will be used in Vivo’s new Flagship Smartphone. Building on the success of last year’s Xplay 5, the new Xplay6 will feature the cutting-edge DAC from ESS’s line of SABRE Digital-to-Analog converters.

“The Vivo Xplay 6 continues the line of true audiophile phones from Vivo. This is a no-compromise approach to making a mobile audio player with incredible sound quality” said Shawn Scarlett, Marketing Director for ESS. He continued “Working with Vivo is a great experience, they understand that users care about sound quality, and they are willing to put the work in that is needed to make a product sound great.”

About the ES9028 SABRE DAC

The ES9038Q2M SABRE DAC is a high-performance 32-bit digital to analog converter and uses the new patented 32-bit HyperStream II architecture previously only available in the PRO series of DACs. HyperStream II allows for the incredibly low noise that remains stable over all input levels, avoiding the noise modulation that can become perceptible in competing solutions. It also delivers a dynamic range (DNR) of up to 129dB and total harmonic distortion plus noise of -120dB (THD+N) – a performance level that will satisfy the most demanding audio enthusiasts.

About ESS Technology

For more than three decades ESS Technology has been on the cutting edge of audio technology. A privately held fabless semiconductor company, ESS Technology designs and markets high-performance analog and HiFi audio devices for mobile, consumer, automotive, and professional audiophile systems. The company was founded in 1984 and today ESS Technology is best known for its SABRE series of high-performance audio products. For more information visit