Essential Products, founded by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has partnered with MQA to deliver MQA studio quality sound to the Essential Phone.

This boost to the handset’s audio capabilities comes as part of Essential’s commitment to deliver new software features and updates to its community, says the company.

Essential customers will be able to stream MQA music via global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, by downloading the Android app from Google Play. TIDAL is steadily adding more master-quality music, allowing fans to hear the sound of the original recording.

Mike Jbara, MQA’s CEO states, “This partnership sees MQA working with a truly innovative tech team. Our goal is to deliver the best audio quality to as many music fans as possible, and this collaboration with Essential represents a further step towards this ambition.”

TIDAL chief operating officer Lior Tibon, says, “TIDAL is proud to partner with a company that values superior sound quality. We strive to provide fans with elevated listening experiences, and our partnership with Essential illustrates how we’re committed to this mission.”

Often the enemy of the installer trying to promote and provide a quality experience for end-users, at least this smart phone can be trusted to deliver a decent source.

A welcome development as many customers are going to use their phone anyway, and now owners of this handset at least can access a good quality signal. TIDAL when partnered with good quality components does deliver a quality experience.