Qualcomm on Monday introduced the Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform that is designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity (including 4G VoLTE) and 4G services to emerging markets and entry-level feature phones.
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The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform includes the Qualcomm 205 SoC, which encompasses baseband functionalities, along with hardware components including RF front end amongst others.
The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is specially designed for OEMs and ODM. The company’s main aim is the sub-$50 markets in emerging countries such as India, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
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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 Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) as well.
Apart from 4G VoLTE support, Qualcomm 205 SoC connectivity options also include 3G and 2G networks, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, FM radio, dual-SIM, and ANT+. The Qualcomm 205 SoC sports a dual-core
CPU clocked at 1.1GHz. It can support up to 3-megapixel rear and selfie camera, and can boast of a VGA display at 480p. It also brings support for HD video streaming and Linux-based OS.