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ZTE, alongside NVIDIA, announced today the upcoming Mimosa X, the world's first smartphone to reap the benefits of NVIDIA's purchase of chipmaker Icera.

The Mimosa X is powered by NIVDIA from front-to-back thanks to the Tegra 2 and Icera450 processor/modem combo, and will intro as a good solid offering for anyone looking at the mid-range market:

  • 4.3-inch qHD (960*540) display
  • 1GHz Tegra 2 processor
  • 5MP rear camera
  • Front camera (resolution not detailed)
  • 450 HSPA+ 28Mbps Icera quad-band modem
  • Android 4.0

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Yes, that Gingerbread in the pic. The Mimosa X will be running ICS at release, however.

The Mimosa X is set to launch sometimes in Q2 2012, but global availability and price have yet to be determined. Keep an eye out for more info about this device at Mobile World Congress next week - we'll be there to give you all the details.

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. TegraZone™ 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, IceClear™ interference cancellation technology for even faster throughput at the cell edge and advanced Release 7 features for an ultra-low latency network response.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • solomonjets

    that thing is beautiful...

  • http://mgamerzproductions.com Mgamerz

    Quite a good looking phone.

  • http://none mee

    tegra 2 .. . . meh

  • fonix232

    Tegra2? Seriously? Atleast jam in some NEON support, please! That thing really fastens things up...

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Looks like the Gingerbread set of notification icons at the top..

  • bse88

    Mimosa? They are running out of names for smarthphones...

  • Knox B

    Ooh. What clock/weather widget is that?? Me like!!

  • fherraz

    Yes someone post the clock and weather widget name please

  • http://www.zte.com.cn Sophia

    Wonderful phone...