ZTE Announces Mimoso X – Android 4.0 ICS, NVIDIA Tegra 2 Processor

ZTE Mimosa X ICS

ZTE has made official another ICS running smartphone, before MWC, which it calls the Mimosa X. You’d remember that the China-based company had announced a couple of ICS smartphones yesterday, and that makes the Mimosa X their third ICS phone.

Quick specs –

  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • 4.3″ TFT display of qHD resolution
  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, NVIDIA Modem (Icera 450)
  • 5 MP main camera, front facing VGA camera
  • 4 GB internal memory, expandable up to another 32 GB with a microSD card
  • LTE (or HSPA+), Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, DLNA

The Mimosa X will be launching in the second quarter. Detailed specs aren’t available yet.

Here’s the full presser –

First Tegra-powered Smartphone Announced with NVIDIA’s Icera Modem Technology
New ZTE Mimosa X Brings the NVIDIA Mobile Experience to the Mainstream Market

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Feb. 20, 2012-NVIDIA and ZTE today announced the ZTE Mimosa X, the first smartphone to be powered both by the NVIDIA ®Tegra ® application processor and its Icera® modem, which came to NVIDIA through its Icera acquisition in mid-2011.

“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 Mimosa X is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor, featuring a dual-core CPU and GeForce® GPU, and the NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem, comprising baseband and RF processors, featuring excellent throughput and low power. It will run Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), feature a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen, rear 5 MP and front cameras, and 4 GB of storage expandable to 32 GB.

The ZTE Mimosa X will deliver super multimedia capabilities, including 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.

The Mimosa X will be launched around Q2 2012. Positioned squarely for the mainstream market, it brings new levels of performance and connectivity to this large segment of users. Consumers will now be able to use a mainstream smartphone to experience the same speedy web browsing, smooth multitasking, and HD video, as well as console-quality gaming with TegraZone, that was previously available only in high-end phones. TegraZoneTM is NVIDIA’s free Android Market app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor.

The NVIDIA Icera 450 supports up to 21Mbps category 14 HSPA+ with fast downloads in fading channels, IceClearTM interference cancellation technology for even faster throughput at the cell edge and advanced Release 7 features for an ultra-low latency network response.