Chinese handset manufacturer ZTE, with graphic chipmaker Nvidia Corp, has announced its plans to unveil Mimosa X, the first of its kind Android smartphone to be powered by both Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and Nvdia Icera HSPA + mobile chipset modem.
According to company reports, the soon-to-be launched smartphone is to be revealed in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. Adding on further to the USP of the product, the company has revealed that its focus is on the mainstream mid-range market.
The ZTE Mimosa X is exciting for a few reasons, said Michael Rayfield, General Manager, Mobile business, Nvdia. 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.
Mimosa X, run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), would be enabled with a qHD resolution display (960 x 540 pixel), 5MP autofocus and flash camera, with a 0.3 MP front facing camera for video-calling and 4GB of storage which should be expandable via a memory card slot, the company said in a statement.
Other key features include HD video capture and playback, Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core processor and GeForce graphics processor (GPU), Dolby sound, and DLNA support. In addition, the device will feature TegraZone games, which are specifically optimized for Nvidia's GPU.
From the connectivity side, Mimosa X will support GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1.
According to the company officials, the handset will go on sale in Q2 2012. However, the pricing details would be kept unknown till the launch day arrives.
Meanwhile, Mimosa X seems to be wallet-friendly as compared to other superphones in the market.