ZTE told us last month that it would be throwing off its budget image with the launch of a ‘premium’ dual-core smartphone at Mobile World Congress this year – and it’s so excited about the launch that it couldn’t wait for the show to begin to announce the Tegra 2-powered ZTE Mimosa X.
Some of you may know the mimosa as a champagne and orange juice cocktail, others may recognise it as a 1920s UK record label and some may even know it as a late 1990s album from the Fun Lovin’ Criminals, but now ZTE has nabbed the name for its ‘premium’ Android smartphone – adding the almost ubiquitous X at the end to add another fission of excitement.
The ZTE Mimosa X will be a dual-core smartphone powered by the now year-old Tegra 2 processor. It will have a 4.3in qHD (960 x 540) screen, 4GB of internal storage, will run the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will feature a five megapixel camera on the rear and a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera.
Interestingly, as well as featuring Nvidia’s Tegra 2 processor, the phone will be the first to also feature an Nvidia-made modem (the Icera 450 HSPA modem) following Nvidia’s purchase of Icera last year.
The phone will go on sale at some stage in Q2 but we are waiting to hear back from ZTE UK about availability and pricing in the UK. The phone will be on show in Barcelona next week at Mobile World Congress alongside the ZTE PF200 and ZTE N910, which were announced yesterday.
While the premium tag might be a little ambitious for such a phone, at least it will come with Android 4.0 and will hopefully come with a budget-friendly price tag too.