Back in May, we had mentioned that Nokia would be using Qualcomm processors inside its range of Windows Phone handsets. At the time, we also reported that Nokia would be using the ST-Ericsson chips in at least a few of its Windows Phone devices. Today we learn that Nokia has chosen the ST-Ericsson dual core NovaThor for its future Windows Phone devices.
There is no indication that the NovaThor will be exclusive, Nokia will likely use both Qualcomm and ST-Ericsson chips in their devices. Presumably, the ST-Ericsson chips will be used in the cheaper Windows phone devices from Nokia. The NovaThor range has three dual core parts with the U9500, U8500, and the U5500.
The U9500 and U8500 parts both support 1080p video recording and 20MP still photos. The U9500 will also support dual 1280 x 768 screens at once and 3D graphics. The U9500 also has support for TV standards as an option. It uses an ARM Cortex-A9 processor, LP-DDR2 interface, and ARM Mali 400 GPU with Neon CPU extensions.