ZTE Adds Mimosa X Android Phone To Roster

Following on from the announcement of the PF200 and N910 Android phones earlier this week, ZTE has made another phone official ahead of Mobile World Congress this morning. Named the Mimosa X, it’s another big-screen Android device, but this time boasts an equally impressive processor.

Just like its sister phones, the Mimosa X will run Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as standard, along with ZTE’s own user interface over the top, all displayed on a 4.3-inch touchscreen with a 960 x 540 qHD resolution.

Inside isn’t just another dual-core processor, but an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, as seen on devices such as the Motorola Atrix 2 and the original Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet.

The Mimosa X is the first phone to use the Icera 450 modem too, which Nvidia purchased last year, and combined with a GeForce GPU makes it an all-Nvidia device.

It’s an interesting move by Nvidia, who admitted to AllThingsD that they missed the rush for high-end dual-core phones last year, and indicates it’s willing to use the Tegra 2 on mid-range phones while potentially securing the high-end business with the quad-core Tegra 3.

Aside from the big screen and speedy processor, the Mimosa X isn’t the best-specced phone out there, boasting a 5 megapixel camera and just 4GB of internal memory. This can be boosted to 32GB with a microSD card though.

Expected to go on sale in April, the Mimosa X will join the other two new ZTE phones at Mobile World Congress. Now all we need is a confirmed price, but if it comes close to the sub-$200/£126 cost rumoured for the USA, it’ll represent a great deal of tech for a small investment.

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