Mobile phone chip company ST-Ericsson (Geneva, Switzerland) said its NoveThor modem and applications processor has been designed into the Samsung Galaxy S III mini smartphone.
The Galaxy S III mini is a compact version of Samsung's flagship smartphone. It has a 4.0-inch screen and is powered by Android 4.1.
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Other NovaThor design wins at Samsung include the Galaxy beam and the Galaxy Ace 2.
"Our NovaThor platforms continue to gain traction in the market and with the new Galaxy S III mini, we add another great Samsung smartphone to the list of devices powered by ST-Ericsson,” said Marc Cetto, senior vice president of ST-Ericsson, in a statement.
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