Qualcomm’s new 205 mobile platform will bring 4G and VoLTE support to feature phones

By : |March 21, 2017 0

Qualcomm is all geared up to provide 4G and VoLTE support to entry-level feature phones for the emerging markets like India, Latin America, South East Asia and others.

The chipmaker announced the 205 Mobile Platform, its first mobile platform at an event in New Delhi. The platform is aimed at bringing 4G and VoLTE support to entry-level feature phones.

The company said, “The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed for OEMs and ODMs that service consumers who may otherwise be unable to gain access to high quality, affordable, reliable mobile devices.”

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CIOL Qualcomm unveils 205 Mobile Platform to bring 4G and VoLTE support to feature phones

The 205 platform 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. It also includes support for services like Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).

Kedar Kondap, VP of product management at Qualcomm Technologies said, “Qualcomm Technologies is committed to the migration of users and networks from 2G, 2.5G, and 3G to 4G. 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.”

The Qualcomm 205 chipset, runs a 1.1GHz dual-core CPU, supports a 3-megapixel rear camera, 3-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth, dual SIM cards, and Linux software.

The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is available for OEMs and ODMs, and devices are expected to reach consumers as soon as second quarter of 2017.

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