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ZTE Announces Mimosa X With Nvidia Processor And Nvidia Modem

Yesterday ZTE announced that they would be bringing two new android smartphones to Mobile World Congress. In this story, they detailed the release of the PF200 and N910 Android smartphones. Both are going to run on Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

Today, more news comes out of ZTE as they’ve announced the new Mimosa X.  The Mimosa X is a 4.3″ Android device that will support HSPA+ and will also come with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the gate. The Mimosa X is the first phone to use the Nvidia Tegra 2 chip alongside the Nvida Icera modem which supports 21mbps category 14 HSPA+.

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While this is a first for Nvidia it may be short lived as earlier this month Nvidia announced on their Q4 earnings call that they had the new Nvidia “Grey” processor in development. This new chip will merge the 3G/4g nodes onto the processor itself, making more room for important electronics as well as capitalizing on the Tegra’s speed.

The Mimosa will be a solid, top tier Android phone, but not quite in the “super phone” category for 2012.  ZTE is aiming this phone at the “mainstream” market and it will fit well there with fast enough specs for the masses but possibly a tad bit underwhelming to the tech enthusiast and early adopter.

ZTE is on a roll with news this week as they prepare to ramp up their Android smartphones and tablets at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona.

source: ZTE via Engadget

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