ZTE and Nvidia have today announced a new mid-range phone from the company, named Mimosa X. The Mimosa X will be powered by Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor, pack 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot. Most importantly, the Mimosa X will be the first Android phone to make use of Nvidia’s own modem/radio – the Icera 450 HSPA+ modem.
“The ZTE Mimosa X is exciting for a few reasons,” said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. “The Mimosa X marks the first time NVIDIA technology powers all the major processors in a single smartphone, and also the first time a premium mobile computing experience is coming to the mainstream smartphone market.”
The handset also packs in a 4.3-inch screen with qHD (640×960) resolution, a 5MP camera in the back, a 1.3MP camera in the front and the usual bunch of sensors (Accelerometer etc.) and connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with A-GPS.Since the Mimosa packs in a Tegra 2 SoC, the handset will get access to Nvidia’s Tegra Zone which contains games specially optimized for SoC. The handset will, thankfully, run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.
The ZTE Mimosa X will be available sometime in Q2 of 2012 in various regions of the world.