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Business | February 27, 2012

NovaThor powers 2 Xperia smartphones

Two New Xperia smartphones from Sony Mobile Communications powered by ST-Ericsson NovaThor platform
Two new phones from Sony Mobile Communications will be leveraging the ST-Ericsson NovaThor U8500 platform. The Xperia P and Xperia U are the first two smartphones by Sony Mobile Communications to use the NovaThor complete mobile platform solution, combining application processing, modem and connectivity.

"We have added Sony Mobile Communications to the growing list of smartphone manufacturers that have selected our NovaThor U8500 platform to power their newest smartphones," said Marc Cetto, senior vice president of smartphone and tablet solutions for ST-Ericsson. "With its combination of a dual-core SMP processor and a high-end 3D graphics accelerator, the NovaThor U8500 enables a fast and smooth mobile web-browsing experience together with high definition multimedia creation and consumption on powerful next-generation smartphones like Xperia P and Xperia U from Sony."

Key features for Xperia P

- 4" Reality Display with WhiteMagic technology powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine for an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience.
- 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance with 16GB flash storage.
- 8MP camera with unique fast capture and HD recording.
- NFC enabled with easy HDMI and DLNA connectivity to share content.
- Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.

Key features for Xperia U

- 3.5" Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
- 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance.
- 5MP camera with unique fast capture and HD recording.
- Crisp and loud listening with xLoud(TM) and 3D surround sound audio technology.
- Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.

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