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Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform to encash on India's 4G feature phone market

Qualcomm India has launched Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform to encash on 4G feature phone market designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry level 4G feature phones.


The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform includes the Qualcomm 205 SoC, which encompasses the 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.


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. As operators around the world redefine subscription plans to take greater advantage of robust LTE network rollouts, 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).


“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.


“A greater percentage of the population will now have access to data and services at speeds that help dramatically improve user experience,” added Cathey.


Congratulating Qualcomm on the occasion of its new mobile platform launch for 4G feature phones, Aruna Sundararajan, secretary, MeitY, said, “This is an important milestone in the journey of digital India. 4G access to the last mile means empowering every mobile user in India with data, information, payments and infinite possibilities. Qualcomm has been a catalyst in enabling the ecosystem through their Design In India' program. We congratulate the team on the launch of their new mobile platform that is designed and developed in India keeping in mind the features, security and accessibility of 4G feature phones.”


Kedar Kondap, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies said, “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 available today with devices expected to reach consumers in Q2 2017.

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