Nokia selects ST-Ericsson’s Dual Core NovaThor for future Windows Phones

| November 2, 2011 | 86 Replies


So this was reported in February that Nokia would be choosing ST-Ericsson chips to go inside their Windows Phone handsets. Significant at the time since WP was pretty much Qualcomm only. This was confirmed in various places by ST Ericsson.

Today, MarketWatch posts that Nokia has selected ST-Ericsson as a future supplier for Nokia Windows Phones, in particular the NovaThor platform. The U9500, U8500 and U5500 all sport dual core. The top two capable of 1080p recording with 20MP stills, and the high end U9500 capable of dual WXGA (1280X768 – at the same time!).  Nokia will most likely use both Qualcomm and ST-Ericsson chips.


  • 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
  • High performance 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
  • Support for major operating systems
  • Optional support for mobile TV standards


  • 3GPP Rel 7
  • GSM/EDGE quad band
  • WCDMA/HSPA+ penta band support
  • HSDPA 21 Mbps (cat 14)
  • HSUPA 5.76 Mbps (cat 6)
  • Rx diversity
  • GRAKE2+ (Type 3i) advanced receiver with interference suppression
  • Enhanced F-DPCH
  • Enhanced CELL FACH
  • Fast Dormancy (with cause indication)
  • Voice supporting AMR-WB


  • Highly efficient, low-power ARM® dual Cortexâ„¢- A9 processor
  • Dual multimedia DSP for low-power, flexible media processing
  • High-bandwidth LP-DDR2 interface
  • ARM® Maliâ„¢ 400 GPU and NEON®CPU extensions
  • Unique audio architecture with a wide range of audio codecs supported
  • Advanced power saving architecture enabling class-leading audio and video playback times
Thanks @NOMOSDesign for the tip!

Category: Nokia, Windows Phone

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