Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform Announced For Feature Phones
Now positioning itself as a platform and dropping the Snapdragon branding for its processors; Qualcomm Inc. has announced a new mobile chip for entry-level and feature phones. The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform (normally would have been the Qualcomm Snapdragon 205) brings moderns ‘smart’ features to low-end, low-cost devices.
The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is designed for OEMs and ODMs in emerging markets such as India, Latin America and South East Asia. The SoC uses a dual-core CPU clocked up to 1.1GHz plus an Adreno 304 GPU, LPDDR2/3 memory (84MHz), eMMC 4.5 storage, supports Linux-based OS and an Integrated X5 LTE Global Mode modem.
It supports up to VGA display (480p), 3MP rear camera, front VGA camera, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11n (2.4GHz), 4G LTE (Cat. 4) and LTE data services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) & Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi). Devices using the platform will have an impressive battery-life – 45 days of standby time, 20 hours of talk time, and 86 hours of music playback.
Qualcomm also demoed a VoLTE feature phone with a keyboard developed by FIH/Megafone. The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is available in phones starting in Q2 2017.