NovaThor ModAp platform powers Coolpad CP7728 – Yulong’s latest smartphone
Beijing, China, May 28, 2012 – ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, announced today that the Coolpad CP7728 - the latest smartphone launched by China Unicom and Yulong Telecommunication - is powered by the ST-Ericsson NovaThor™ U8500 ModAp platform.
The NovaThor U8500 is a highly integrated single-chip smartphone solution, based on an ARM dual-core Cortex A9 running 1GHz CPU, and supports 14.4Mbps HSPA+ and advanced performance in multimedia and 3D graphics. With the NovaThor U8500, the Coolpad CP7728 is capable of supporting CPU demanding applications such as gaming and web browsing. The Coolpad CP7728 also supports a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera and high definition camcorder functionality and will launch with Android 4.0. Coolpad CP7728 supports Dual SIM Dual Standby, Dual Call, which enables the device to offer excellent 3G service.
“We have had solid traction with our NovaThor U8500 with smartphone designs and can now add Yulong to that list. With all the features of U8500, Yulong had everything they need to develop a high-performance, low power consumption smartphone in a fast time-to-market,” said Marc Cetto, senior vice president, head of smartphone and tablet solutions for ST-Ericsson.
Mr. Zhang Guangqiang, vice president of Yulong said, “Thanks to the NovaThor U8500, the Coolpad CP7728 will deliver an excellent user experience. The affordable Coolpad CP7728 is an outstanding smartphone that is able to provide consumers with powerful access to all of their interactive digital content.”
In addition to the U8500, the Coolpad CP7728 smartphone also leverages the ST-Ericsson CG2900 and CW1100 connectivity solutions which enable features such as GPS, FM radio, Bluetooth and WLAN.
“With our NovaThor ModAp family, ST-Ericsson is bringing industry-leading performance to smartphones and tablets, addressing the fast-growing market in China,” continued Cetto. “Currently China is seeing a rapid growth in smartphones and we are expanding our presence by having the NovaThor ModAp inside the Coolpad CP7728 from China Unicom and Yulong.”
The Coolpad CP7728 will be available in China starting in May.
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete portfolio of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor solutions across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. The company is a leading supplier to the top handset manufacturers and generated sales of $1.7 billion in 2011. ST-Ericsson was established as a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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