ST-Ericsson powers China Unicom and Yulong smartphone

May 30, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
ST-Ericsson has announced 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 1 GHz CPU, and supports 14.4 Mbps 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. It also supports Dual SIM Dual Standby, Dual Call, which enables the device to offer excellent 3G service.

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," comments Marc Cetto, senior vice president, head of smartphone and tablet solutions for ST-Ericsson.

"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.