Chipset major Qualcomm Technologies on Monday launched Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform to bring 4G services to entry-level feature phones in India.
Recent media reports said Reliance Jio Infocomm, an all-India telecom operator, is aiming to offer 4G feature phones in India.
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 MP 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
Watch Jim Cathey, senior vice president and president Asia Pacific and India, speaking about the new mobile platform Qualcomm 205.
Qualcomm 205 mobile platform includes Qualcomm 205 chip features the baseband functionalities, plus hardware components including RF front end, discrete Wi-Fi, power management, audio codec, speaker amplifier, and software.
The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is available today with devices expected to reach consumers in Q2 2017.
“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, product management, Qualcomm Technologies.
The company has already partnered with service providers, OEMs and ODMs. Leading partners include Micromax, Reliance Jio, Borqs, CKT, FIH/Megafone, TSM, among others.
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