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ZTE Mimosa X announced: Nvidia Tegra 2 and Ice Cream Sandwich

ZTE’s just taken the wraps off of the Mimosa X, which sounds more like a particularly lethal cocktail than what it is; an Nvidia Tegra 2-powered Ice Cream Sandwich-running phone. Boasting a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) resolution screen and a 5-megapixel camera, the ZTE Mimosa X is one of the most advanced phones to come from the Chinese firm.

Other specs of the ZTE Mimosa X include a 0.3-megapixel front camera, the usual Wi-Fi and GPS and Nvidia’s Icera HSPA+ modem, which ought to allow for fast web browsing on the go, when you’re not hooked up to Wi-Fi.

As well as being part of ZTE’s first real grasp at the higher end of the market, this is a first for Nvidia as well.

“This is the first time that both Nvidia Tegra and Icera processors are powering a smartphone,” says Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at Nvidia. “The Mimosa X brings the outstanding performance and long battery life that Tegra has quickly become known for, into the mainstream smartphone market.”

ZTE is better known in the UK for phones such as the Orange San Francisco II and the T-Mobile Vivacity; cheap and cheerful Android phones that do the basics. With dual-core phones like Samsung’s Galaxy S Advance and the just-announced Galaxy Ace 2 looking to head up the mid-range, we’re hoping that ZTE will price the Mimosa X aggressively.

Expected to launch in the summer, the ZTE Mimosa X will be doing the rounds at Mobile World Congress – we’ll be stopping by to have a look see.

Yesterday we got wind of the ZTE PF200 and the ZTE N910 heading to Mobile World Congress as well – 2012 is going to be a busy year for ZTE.

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