Qualcomm, the semiconductor and telecom company, has announced a new mobile platform under its subsidiary Qualcomm Technologies. The company has introduced its Qualcomm 205 mobile platform at an event in New Delhi today. This new mobile platform is essentially the Qualcomm 205 system-on-chip which is said to deliver 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services for entry-level feature phones.
The entry-level mobile platform is basically designed for sale in the smartphone markets of the emerging regions like India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia. The Qualcomm 205 System-on-Chip (SoC) is capable of up to 150 Mbps download speeds on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks.
It features a dual-core 1.1 GHz CPU and Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU. The chipset will support VGA display at 480p (60 frames per-second), front and rear 3-megapixel camera, HD Video streaming, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+ and FM Radio. The SoC has dual-SIM support as well.
The entry-level mobile chipset is expected to offer an affordable measure for the Feature-phone users in the emerging regions to take advantage of the robust LTE networks.
The company claimed that the devices with the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform will be designed to support consumers, micro-enterprises, and economically communicate using advanced LTE data services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).
“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,” he added.