ZTE has officially lifted the lid on the Mimosa X, a 4.3-inch Android handset with specs nearly mirroring that of the Samsung Galaxy S2, albeit with a slight whiff of the budget market about it. Is it the sort of solid, mid-range Android handset that could really clean up?
Let’s get one thing straight: the ZTE Mimosa X is rocking last year’s technology. Aside from Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) installed out of the box, the Mimosa’s 4.3-inch display, 5-Meg camera and Tegra 2 dual-core processor all mirror 2011’s Samsung Galaxy S2.
One thing it’s got over the S2 is its wireless chip: the ZTE Mimosa X has an Nvidia-made Icera 450, which allows download speeds of up to 21Mbps. ZTE claims it’s the first time that “a premium mobile computing experience is coming to the mainstream smartphone market.”
It’s destined for release half way through the year, by which point the Galaxy S3 will have launched with vastly superior specs. So where will the ZTE Mimosa X find its place? Within the budget market.
Pricing’s not been announced, but ZTE has positioned itself as a manufacturer of cheaper handsets and is doing very well in that space. The Mimosa X will be outdated at launch in terms of flagship specs, but it’ll certainly offer a lot of Android goodness for your money.