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Samsung Galaxy Beam & Ace 2 Running ST-Ericsson NovaThor Chipset

Samsung has expanded its usage of the NovaThor U8500 platform, beyond the Galaxy S Advance and into another pair of handsets.

ST-Ericsson has announced that both the Samsung Galaxy Beam and Galaxy Ace 2 have the NovaThor chipset on board.

Marc Cetto, senior vice president of smartphone and tablet solutions for ST-Ericsson, commented: "Today we can confirm that two more Samsung GALAXY Android-powered smartphones - the GALAXY Beam and GALAXY Ace 2 - will be powered by NovaThor ModAp platforms.

"In February, we announced that the Samsung GALAXY S Advance was the first smartphone by Samsung to leverage the U8500 platform. And thanks to the U8500's versatility and maturity, Samsung was able to bring other devices based on the same platform to market quickly."

The Galaxy Beam has a built-in pico-projector for mobile presentations, or for playing impressively sized YouTube clips to friends on the nearest white wall. The Ace 2 has just gone on sale in the UK, and ST-Ericsson notes that its "powerful dual core processor... enables faster HSPA-driven downloading" on the smartphone.

The Galaxy Beam isn't out yet, but should be before too long. We shall keep our eyes peeled, rest assured.

Sony also uses NovaThor on board its Xperia phones, the Xperia P, Xperia U and Sola.

Source: GSM Arena