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Qualcomm to bring 4G to feature phones

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Jakarta | Mon, March 20, 2017 | 05:30 pm
Qualcomm to bring 4G to feature phones

Qualcomm says that feature phones that use the 205 System-on-Chip will be able to run on one charge for longer, making it easier for those in areas with limited access to electricity. (Shutterstock/File)

For the first time since 2014, Qualcomm is updating its entry-level mobile platform. The update will bring 4G services to phones sold in regions such as Latin America and Southeast Asia.

The telecommunications equipment company announced the update, titled the Qualcomm 205, in New Delhi, India, on Monday. The new platform includes a 205 System-on-Chip capable of up to 150 Mbps download speeds on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks, as well as a dual-core 1.1 GHz CPU, Qualcomm’s Adreno GPU, and dual-SIM support.

While the 205 will not be as powerful as some of Qualcomm’s other platforms, it will still support front and rear 3-megapixel cameras and a 480p VGA display running at 60 frames-per-second. It will also allow users to stream videos.

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Qualcomm says that the feature phones that use the 205 System-on-Chip will be able to run on one charge for longer, making it easier for those in areas with limited access to electricity. According to The Verge, the update is likely to make a 4G upgrade for those in countries such as Indonesia or India easier and cheaper.

The platform is available starting Monday and should be in devices in the coming months. (sul/kes)

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