Right now, older networks are being phased out almost everywhere. The old and tired 2G network infrastructure is slowly being taken down in favor of a much better LTE network. Luckily Qualcomm has just unveiled its latest mobile platform that offers LTE connectivity for mobile devices to be released in emerging markets.
The new 205 Mobile Platform from Qualcomm is the first line of cheap mobile processors not carrying the Snapdragon branding. Even though the specs are somewhat basic, this line of SoC processors offer LTE connectivity for much less than an actual Snapdragon chip.
According to the Qualcomm press release, the 205 Mobile Platform can support a category 4 LTE connectivity. This type of LTE module is capable of download speeds of up to 150Mbps. Meanwhile, upload speeds can max out at 50Mbps. On top of this, the SoC will also feature an on-board Wi-Fi module as well as Bluetooth 4.1. The chip is made with two ARM cores running at 1.1GHz and an Adreno GPU for added performance.
The 205 Mobile Platform can also support a 3-megapixel camera as well as 480p video playback at 60 frames per second. The chip itself is pin-to-pin compatible with the Snapdragon 210 and 212 SoCs.
As mentioned, the 205 Mobile Platform is targeted for emerging markets. It will ensure that low-cost mobile devices will have LTE or 4G connectivity moving forward since 2G is being phased out. And since the chip itself has an LTE and Wi-Fi modules built in, Voice over LTE and Voice over Wi-Fi are also supported. As a bonus, the new mobile SoC is also capable of supporting dual SIM cards right out-of-the-box.
Qualcomm’s newest 205 Mobile Platform is expected to roll out immediately. Mobile products using the platform are expected to arrive in the market sometime in the second quarter of 2017. Consumers can expect cheap Qualcomm-based phones to hit store shelves anytime soon. For more tech updates, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.