Qualcomm Technologies on Monday launched a new 205 system on a chip (SoC) that will now enable handset-makers to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level feature phones.
According to the company, the 205 SoC, comes with 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.
“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.
The new SoC will be able to consumers in the second quarter of 2017, the company said.
Qualcomm 205 SoC supports:
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