ZTE Corporation is set to announce a new Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone called the Mimosa X, which runs the NVIDIA® Tegra® 2 mobile processor, next week in Barcelona for the 2012 Mobile World Congress event. It will be the first device to run the NVIDIA Icera 450 HSPA+ modem.
“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 new Mimosa X will sport a high quality qHD (960 x 540 pixels) capacitive TFT touchscreen and will be equipped with a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video conferences.
It will also come with features like GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, an accelerator for screen orientation management and firmware over the air (FOTA) updating, and a proximity sensor.
Targeting users who take their handset audio and video capabilities seriously, the Mimosa X will feature an 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 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 ZTE Mimosa X is expected to be available on the second quarter of this year. Meanwhile, for those who’ll be going to the MWC 2012 event, ZTE will be on stand B145 in Hall 8, which takes place at the Fira exhibition site in Barcelona, Spain, from February 27 through March 1, 2012. Complete specs will also be revealed during its official launch.