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Qualcomm Technologies today announced the launch of its Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform entry level System on Chip (SoC) in India. The 4G LTE Enabled chip is designed for contemporary feature phones which account for 20% of the global handset sales.

With the launch of the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, the company hopes to address needs of wireless carriers that are in process of transitioning their users from 2G/3G to 4G networks. The first smartphones powered by the new Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform chip are supposed to hit the markets in the second quarter of 2017.

The Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform supports upload speeds of upto 50Mbps and download speed of upto 150 Mbps. The chip also supports Bluetooth 4.1 along with features of the Soc which include VoWi-Fi and VoLTE Support. The company says that the chip will support front and rear camera, HD Video Streaming and dual SIM devices making the latest Soc “built for more that just calling”.

The chip also features a Linux Based Operating System with support for all widespread cellular technologies like HSPA+, GSM and more. The chipset is supposed to be available in variants equipped with either LPDDR2 or LPDDR3 RAM clocked at up to 384MHz and use the embedded MultiMediaCard (eMMC) storage standard.