ST-Ericsson Nova A9500 application processor inside Lenovo's latest TD smartphone
Beijing, China, July 10, 2012 – ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, announced today that Lenovo LePhone S899t smartphone - designed for China Mobile - is powered by the ST-Ericsson Nova™ A9500 application processor.
With a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU running at 1GHz and a high-end 3D graphics accelerator, the Nova A9500 enables users of the Lenovo LePhone S899t to enjoy a full smartphone experience on China Mobile’s TD network. This is the first smartphone from Lenovo which is built on ST-Ericsson dual-core high-performance application processor. In addition to the Nova A9500, ST-Ericsson CG2900 and CW1100 connectivity solutions were also selected by Lenovo enabling GPS, Bluetooth, FM and Wi-Fi features.
“Powered by the Nova A9500, the Lenovo LePhone S899t brings amazing mobile internet experiences to China Mobile TD consumers.” Feng Xing, Vice President of Lenovo Group said. “The great flexibility and scalability of the Nova A9500 application processor enabled us to launch our newest TD smartphone quickly to the Chinese market.”
“The Nova A9500 is the perfect option for Lenovo to provide high performance, affordable smartphones to their customers,” said Marc Cetto, Senior Vice President and head of Smart Platform Solutions for ST-Ericsson. “For years, we have been aiming to provide robust computing performance and affordability to Chinese smartphone market and the collaboration with Lenovo on this new smartphone continues to broaden the range of our partners in the China market.”
As a China Mobile customized TD smartphone, the Lenovo LePhone S899t will be sold at RMB 1299 (about USD 200) at the Lenovo website and China Mobile retail stores and is expected to be available mid-July.
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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