Qualcomm launches LTE platform for entry-level feature phones

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Qualcomm Technologies has introduced its Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, which is designed to bring LTE connectivity and services to entry-level feature phones.

The platform, launched at an event in New Delhi, includes the Qualcomm 205 SoC, which encompasses the baseband functionalities, plus hardware components including RF front end, discrete Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software, to enable a comprehensive mobile solution.

The 205 Mobile Platform is designed for OEMs and ODMs that serve consumers in emerging markets who may otherwise be unable to gain access to high quality, affordable, reliable mobile devices.

As operators around the world redefine subscription plans to take greater advantage of robust LTE network rollouts, devices with the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform are designed to support consumers, micro-enterprises, and others, to economically communicate using advanced LTE data services such as VoLTE and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).

Qualcomm 205 SoC features include:

  • 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, .3MP selfie camera
  • VGA display at 480p 60 frames per-second
  • HD video streaming
  • Support for Linux based OS
  • Support for dual SIMs
  • Pin-compatible with Qualcomm Snapdragon 210/212

“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,” said Kedar Kondap, vice president of product management at Qualcomm Technologies.

The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is available today with devices expected to reach consumers in Q2 2017.

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