ZTE is bringing a first today, as they have just announced the Mimosa X. It features both a NVIDIA processor and modem, making it the first phone to feature all NVIDIA internals. Also included is a 4.3-inch qHD display, 5MP camera on the back with a 0.3MP up front, Tegra 2 processor, and Android 4.0. A powerful phone, but not a spec monster.
While it’s good that ZTE is stepping up to the plate, it’s a little disappointing that the Mimosa X doesn’t feature the latest Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The Tegra 2 should hold up fine, but it’s disappointing. The full press release is below. Are you excited for the Mimosa X? Should ZTE make more high-end handsets like this? Let us know in the comments!
ZTE to Show New Mimosa X Handset Featuring NVIDIA Tegra Dual-Core Processor and NVIDIA Icera Modem at MWC 2012
ZTE smart phone to target high spec video and audio handset sector
February 21, 2012, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (“ZTE”) (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, is set to launch a new Android handset, the ZTE Mimosa X, running the NVIDIA® Tegra® 2 mobile processor and the NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem, at the global telecoms industry event Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The ZTE Mimosa X will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and have a high quality QHD (960 x 540 pixel) capacitive TFT touchscreen. It will also come equipped with a 5 MP autofocus and flash camera, with a 0.3 MP front facing camera for video-calling.
The Mimosa X will also have a wide range of user-friendly capabilities built in, including GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, an accelerator for screen orientation management and firmware over the air (FOTA) updating, and a proximity sensor.
The ZTE Mimosa X handset, powered by the Tegra 2 processor, will be targeted at smart phone users who take their handset audio and video capabilities seriously. Features of the handset will include advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP), Dolby sound, digital living network alliance (DLNA) compatibility for easy sharing of content, HD video record and play, dual microphones, and built-in gyroscope. It also includes an Icera baseband processor, making it the first phone to incorporate this cutting-edge technology that was acquired last year by NVIDIA.
“The Tegra processor and Icera modem will play an important part in the development of the mobile handset market, and ZTE has worked closely with NVIDIA to develop the Mimosa X smart phone in time for launch at this major global telecoms industry event,” said Mr. He Shiyou,Executive Vice President and Head of the Terminal Division of ZTE. “We expect that the Tegra processor will have a big impact on the mainstream mobile communications world in the coming months and years.”
“The ZTE Mimosa X sets a milestone for the mobile computing industry,” said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. “This is the first time that both NVIDIA Tegra and Icera processors are powering a smartphone. The Mimosa X brings the outstanding performance and long battery life that Tegra has quickly become known for, into the mainstream smartphone market.”
The Mimosa X will be launched around Q2 2012.
ZTE will be on stand B145 in Hall 8 at Mobile World Congress 2012, which takes place at the Fira exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 through March 1, 2012.