ZTE Mimosa Windows Phone Rumors Look At Hardware, Launch Plans

Windows Phone Tango’s arrival will signal the start of the next wave of Windows Phone hardware, introducing less expensive handsets with similarly lowered hardware specs. We’ve already looked at a bunch of models that will make up this group, and tonight we look at one more name from the list, upon the revelation of new details on a Windows Phone model from ZTE.

Last month, we learned about the ZTE Mimosa X, a Tegra 2-based Android. Despite the phones having different operating systems, and massively different specs, ZTE calling this new Windows Phone Tango handset the Mimosa – no X.

The Mimosa is supposed to have an 800MHz Snapdragon and the new Tango-approved 256MB of RAM. We haven’t heard exactly what size its screen will be, only that it’s supposed to be smaller than the 4.3-inch Mimosa X’s. All this low-end hardware could help keep manufacturer costs down to tune of $150, and hopefully we’ll see it sold without too large of a profit margin.

The source behind this Mimosa information reports that China will likely see the launch of the phone before the end of May. We haven’t yet heard of any plans for the phone to spread beyond the country’s borders.

Source: WPDang (Google Translate)

Via: WMPoweruser

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