HTC Sensation Z710t becomes first smartphone to offer ST-Ericsson's NovaThor SoC

There's a new Sensation on the block that'll be making its way to China Mobile, but rather than rehashing more of the same, this release marks the first smartphone to place ST-Ericsson's NovaThor SoC under the hood. Unlike offerings from Qualcomm, the chip inside the Sensation Z710t offers a dual-core A9 processor along with connectivity to the carrier's TD-SCDMA infrastructure. Other specs are expected to remain the same, which includes a 4.3-inch qHD display and 8 megapixel camera. Unfortunately, press photos weren't released, which suggests its design hasn't changed. You'll find the full PR after the break, heralding this latest Sensation among the top-tier of China Mobile's offerings. While pricing or a release date have yet to be announced, we're inclined to agree.

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Powerful New ST-Ericsson Platform makes Debut in HTC Sensation Z710t
China Mobile's latest TD smartphone based on state-of-the-art NovaThor™ platform

Geneva, September 26, 2011 - China Mobile and HTC have launched the first smartphone to be based on ST-Ericsson's powerful new NovaThor platform. The Sensation Z710t offers consumers immersive 3D graphics, fast web browsing, high-definition multimedia and the ability to run several advanced Android applications simultaneously with exceptional performance and battery life.

Underneath the hood of the HTC Sensation Z710t are ST-Ericsson's Nova™ A9500 dual-core application processor, running at 1GHz, and ST-Ericsson's Thor™ M6718 modem, which can connect to China Mobile's extensive TD-SCDMA network, enabling consumers to get online at broadband speeds across much of China. The HTC Sensation Z710t also sports an eight megapixel camera and a 4.3 inch display.

"ST-Ericsson's new NovaThor platform has enabled us to develop a world-class Android smartphone for China Mobile's TD network," said Matthew Costello, Chief Operating Officer of HTC. "Consumers are going to be captivated by the fast and responsive multimedia experience delivered by the HTC Sensation Z710t."

"The launch of this exceptional HTC smartphone highlights both the capabilities of our NovaThor platform family and our wholehearted support for China Mobile's drive to bring world-leading smartphones onto its TD network," said Pascal Langlois, senior vice president, chief sales and marketing officer of ST-Ericsson. "Consumers and Android application developers alike will relish the raw power and 3D graphical capabilities of the HTC Sensation Z710t."