Qualcomm has announced a new mobile processor called Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, which is the first mobile platform specially designed for entry-level 4G LTE smartphones. New Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is targeted towards feature phones, and comes with LTE support – including 4G VoLTE.
New Qualcomm Mobile processors equipped with LTE – Cat 4 Global Mode modem is providing download speeds of up to 150 Mbps, upload speeds up to 50 Mbps. In addition, the platform has support for dual SIM-cards, and for wireless interface provides Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, ANT + and FM-radio.
The new platform is designed to reduce the cost of devices and provide good energy efficiency. Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform CPU has a dual core Cortex A7 CPU configuration running at 1.1GHz and is accompanied by an Adreno 304 GPU that can output a display resolution of just 480p at 60fps.
Qualcomm points out that 205 Mobile Platform supports operating systems based on Linux. Also, in the description of the platform it says that smartphones can work without recharging for up to 34 days of standby time, 16 hours of talk time and 80 hours of music playback time.
It is important to note that Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is compatible with existing entry-level Snapdragon 210 and Snapdragon 212 chipsets, which allows manufacturers to leverage existing designs and technologies available for the production of devices with 4G support.
Commenting on the launch, Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, 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 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.