|Type||Virtual reality headset|
|Release date||30 November 2015|
|Discontinued||10 October 2017(headset)|
|Mass||4.2 kg (9.3 lb) (inc. battery)|
The OZO is made of aluminium alloy and contains eight lenses and microphones which combine record stereoscopic (3D) 360-degree video and audio. Each lens has a 195-degree field of view, shooting at 30 frames per second. The camera is aimed at professional filmmakers, like Disney, which started to use the OZO for filmmaking in April 2016.
The audio technology on the OZO, featuring binaural 360° audio capture and headphone + Bluetooth playback, was added to the Nokia 8 smartphone in 2017. In 2018 it also came to the Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 6 (2018), Nokia 7 plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco. In 2019, it was used on the Oppo Reno, making it the first non-Nokia phone with the technology. In 2020, the Nokia 8.3 5G was introduced with the technology.
Nokia announced the end of production of the OZO headset in October 2017, citing a "slower-than-expected" virtual reality market, but continuing to support and update the software platform. In January 2018, Nokia licensed the OZO Live software to a new start-up called Imeve created by former employees working on OZO to continue development of the software.
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