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ST-Ericsson chipsets to power Nokia Windows Phone 7 Smartphones

Future Nokia Window Phone 7 phones will be powered by ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor U9500, U8500 and U5500 chipsets. All three chipsets offers dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processors, NEON CPU extensions, ARM Mali 400 graphic cores and LP-DDR2 RAM.

The U8500 and U9500 platforms support up to 1080p video recording, dual cameras(20MP & 5MP), support resolutions up to 1280×768 pixels on a single display or 1024×760 pixels simultaneously on two displays. The cheaper U5500 chip supports 720p video recording, 12MP camera, HDMI and 854×480 pixels display.

The Nokia Lumia 800 and the Nokia Lumia 710 are both powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors. It is most likely Nokia will use both Qualcomm and ST-Ericsson chips in future Windows Phone 7 Nokia smartphones.

Full details of the U9500, U8500 and U5500 processors below:

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U9500

  • Full HD 1080p camcorder, multiple codecs supported (H264 HP, VC-1, MPEG-4)
  • High-resolution, touchscreen display support up to WXGA
  • Simultaneous dual display support up to dual XGA
  • 3D graphics
  • Dual camera support with Integrated ISP 20 Mpixel and 5 Mpixel
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM enabled platform
  • Built-in USB 2.0, HDMI out
  • GSM/EDGE quad band, WCDMA/HSPA+ penta band support
  • HSDPA 21 Mbps (cat 14), HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (cat 6)
  • ARM dual Cortex A9 processor
  • ARM Mali 400 GPU and NEON CPU extensions

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500

  • Full HD 1080p camcorder, multiple codecs supported (H264 HP, VC-1, MPEG-4)
  • High-resolution, touchscreen display support up to WXGA
  • Simultaneous dual display support up to dual XGA
  • 3D graphics
  • Dual camera support with Integrated ISP 20 Mpixel and 5 Mpixel
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM enabled platform
  • Built-in USB 2.0, HDMI out
  • ARM dual Cortex A9 processor
  • ARM Mali 400 GPU and NEON CPU extensions
  • State-of-the-art HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) Release 7 modem

ST-Ericsson NovaThor U5500

  • 720p HD camcorder with real-time encoding
  • High-resolution display with support up to FWVGA
  • 2D/3D graphics
  • 12 MP camera support
  • HDMI v1.3 and CVBS output
  • USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS support
  • Support for Android and other Linux-based, open and proprietary frameworks
  • Dual-core ARM® Cortex A9 processor with NEON CPU extension
  • ARM® Mali 400 GPU
  • HSPA+ 3GPP release 7 modem

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics STM and Ericsson in February 2009.

[Source]– ST-Ericsson

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