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STE unveils NovaThor L8580 chipset with quad-core A9 CPU

10 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
STE unveils NovaThor L8580 chipset with quad-core A9 CPU - read the full textIf you're the benchmark-obsessed geek than CES 2013 might be turning out quite exciting for you. After Samsung unveiled its latest and greatest Exynos 5 Octa chipset, NVIDIA announced Tegra 4 and Qualcomm lifted the curtain of its newest Krait-powered Snapdragon 600 and 800 series SoCs, it's now...


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Novathor only for symbian

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  • 2013-01-11 03:21
  • F8RC

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-01-11 03:07 from uBSg - click to readbutthurt much? Android needed to have Project Butter to eliminate lag right? even Google acknowledged the presence of lag - why cant the fanboys do? LOL

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  • 2013-01-11 03:19
  • QCMw

> In reply to omggggg @ 2013-01-11 02:49 from QCMw - click to readiTS a custom ROM. (just its name and no meaning)

Android 5.0 well keep the haters quiet.

Like to see a smoke by windows against my HOX+ vs single core Lumia 900

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  • 2013-01-11 03:07
  • uBSg

> In reply to omggggg @ 2013-01-11 02:48 from QCMw - click to readand to add - your signature says you have an ANTI LAG ROM? why use it when "there was none to begin with"? hmmn...

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  • 2013-01-11 02:49
  • QCMw

> In reply to Droided @ 2013-01-11 00:55 from uBSg - click to readyou do recognize you've contradicted yourself right?

claim: "lag was never there to begin with"
reality: "this will prove it to all WP fans" (you need this much computing power?)

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  • 2013-01-11 02:48
  • QCMw

x86 anytime of the day.

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  • 2013-01-11 02:45
  • QCMw

Wow. I suppose, mid-range devices this year running on NovaThor is also an option to be on the buying list.

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  • 2013-01-11 02:15
  • t7Xk

lag was never there to begin with, but this will prove it to WP fans now.

2.5GHz x 4 processing power!

posted on
HOX+ uk users group (running Anti-lag killer ROM with Root)

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  • 2013-01-11 00:55
  • uBSg

> In reply to Abhijit @ 2013-01-10 20:25 from YMHU - click to readA9s are about 50% as efficient per clock cycle as Krait, new Kraits are clocked at 1,9ghz which means this will be about as efficient as the new mid end dual core Krait. It's not aimed at high end and while I totally agree that they should use A7 instead (it's almost as fast while being way more energy efficient) I bet that engineers at Ericsson have worked on this for years now when there were no A7s available.

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  • 2013-01-11 00:47
  • 3ZH5

Remember this is for mid-rang phone and tablet.
And for power saving. Light use.

These spec is plenty for the normal use!

Now that comes to, will it be cheap?
If they can make it $100 cheaper than it competitor with same features. Good Luck!

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  • 2013-01-11 00:18
  • vMeL

this is powerful processor for a mobile devices, i wish i would nokia uses this processor for thier smartphones. LOL

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  • 2013-01-10 23:57
  • s{Lr

too late!!! STE must anounced ARM A15 not A9

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  • 2013-01-10 23:27
  • 3igY

A little late into the A9-quadcore game Ericsson, but go$h d*rn ut I love you. Craming 2.5GHz and an LTE modem on a SoC that low voltage make it a viable contender in the midrange. Give it a 4.3" HD screen a winning design and a manufacturer with decent update histroy, maybe a Jolla device?

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  • 2013-01-10 23:14
  • mviJ

MAN,THIS is soooo much for a portable device.
Android doesn't really need all that
its only to increase the price :(

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  • 2013-01-10 22:42
  • HByp

2.5 GHz?! Now that's more like it.

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  • 2013-01-10 20:50
  • 8gUS

It seems like you and the others didn't understand that this isn't being marketed as a high end chip, this is for mid-range tablets can't you guys read the post ffs?

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  • 2013-01-10 20:49
  • Ss@i

STE should have gone for the A7 in mid to high and A15 for the high end devices.

A9 based chips in 2013 will require clock speed like 2.5Ghz to remain competitive with S4 Pro. Tegra 4/Exynos 5 are in a different.

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  • 2013-01-10 20:25
  • YMHU

> In reply to Karim-ps @ 2013-01-10 19:23 from rqCa - click to readIt's the bloat ware that is making it slow. Lot of shit application running non stop. Root and flash a clean rom

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  • 2013-01-10 20:11
  • Lh@x

This what should have been running under Symbian^4 ...

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  • 2013-01-10 20:11
  • 7Ei5

> In reply to redevil @ 2013-01-10 19:49 from wYMN - click to readAre u serious, that's quad Cortex A9 and not A15? Well, they must have some gall launching on an alrdy antiquated process architecture when everybody is moving to quad Cortex A15/A7 and will soon be moving to quad Cortex A57/A53 and 64-bit! Good work, hope you've gotten Thor n Odin on ur side, or else maybe you'll get banished from the Valhalla of mobile processing!

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  • 2013-01-10 20:05
  • vwq$

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