Smartphone SoC maker Qualcomm has announced a new Mobile platform, Qualcomm 205 which aims to bring 4G VoLTE feature to feature phone in the near future. The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform includes the Qualcomm 205 SoC, which comes with the baseband functionalities, plus hardware components including RF front end, discrete Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software, all to enable a comprehensive mobile solution.
These are designed especially for OEMs and ODMs in regions like India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia where, consumer are unable to gain access to high quality, affordable, reliable mobile devices. Also, this is designed to support consumers, micro-enterprises, and others, to economically communicate using advanced LTE data services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).
Qualcomm 205 SoC features:
- LTE Cat 4 modem with up to 150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload
- Support for 4G, 3G, and 2G networks
- Support for 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, FM radio
- Dual Core CPU at 1.1 GHz
- Qualcomm Adreno GPU
- 3-megapixel rear camera and 3MP selfie camera
- VGA display at 480p 60 fps
- HD Video streaming
- Support for Linux-based OS
- Dual SIM support
- Pin-compatible with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210/212
“India and the South East Asia regions present growth opportunities in the telecom space with 4G adoption rising and continued adoption of feature phones. The launch of Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform presents a unique opportunity for OEMs, operators and content providers to extend superior experiences to users by enabling data on feature phones,” said Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president, Asia Pacific and India, Qualcomm Technologies Inc. “A greater percentage of the population will now have access to data and services at speeds that help dramatically improve user experience.”
“Qualcomm Technologies is committed to the migration of users and networks from 2G, 2.5G, and 3G to 4G,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Feature phones are a lifeline in many emerging countries and the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform allows us to bring 4G connectivity and services to the masses with devices at price points never seen before.”
For more news and updates follow us on twitter.