Nvidia touts Mimosa X Android ICS smartphone

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Nvidia and ZTE are talking up the new Tegra 2-powered Mimosa X Android smartphone, which is targeted at the mainstream handset market.

"The ZTE Mimosa X is exciting for a few reasons," explained Nvidia rep Michael Rayfield.

"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's Tegra 2 mobile processor boasts dual cores along with a GeForce GPU, while the integrated (low-power) Icera 450 modem supports HSPA+ with baseband and RF processors.

The smartphone features a five megapixel front camera, an integrated gyroscope, 4 GB of storage (expandable up to 32GB), and runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), which looks pretty sweet on the Mimosa's big 4.3-inch qHD display.

The DLNA capable Mimosa X also promises a superb multimedia experience, with record/playback HD video capabilities, support for A2DP, Dolby sound and dual microphones.

The smartphone is set to launch sometime in Q2 2012, and as noted above, is aimed at the mainstream market, which means the Mimosa X should be relatively affordable. Of course, the real question here is how well the battery will perform, a factor which ultimately may make or break the handset in the hyper-competitive mobile market.