ST-Ericsson has unveiled its next generation quad-core NovaThor L8580 mobile processor at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas.
The NovaThor L8580 chipset is based on the ARM Cortex-A9 processor and is clocked to 2.5 GHz. The company claimed that the power-packed chipset delivers exceptional battery life.
"Building on the architecture of our first-generation NovaThor L8540 LTE ModAp announced last year, we believe our new platform represents a real industry breakthrough," said Didier Lamouche, CEO of ST-Ericsson.
The chipset, which is powered by PowerVR SGS544 GPU, has the ability to run on low-power at 0.6V. It supports a screen resolution of 1920x1200 pixels with 1080p video recording capabilities. It also features a 20-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.
"It combines the most advanced technologies available, including STMicroelectronics' innovative 28-nm FDSOI process, to create an unrivalled blend of unsurpassed performance with unequalled power efficiency in an advanced LTE integrated ModAp," said Lamouche.
NovaThor boasts L8580 built-in LTE HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and EDGE radios and supports WIFI, Bluetooth, GNS, FM and NFC. The introduction of this low-power eQuad processor is primarily aimed at mid-ranged smartphones. According to the company, the processor also hosts support up to ten bands. The smartphones based on the latest processor is expected to hit the market in the near future.
"The results we see on our NovaThor L8580 confirm the disruptive nature of FDSOI technology and next generations of high performance LTE platforms will be able to fully benefit from our breakthrough technology and designs," Lamouche continued.