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Nokia features Phones are still in much demand in many emerging markets. This is the reason we have seen many recent launches of Nokia features Phones and many are waiting for the new and shiny Nokia 3310 (2017). But only drawback that we have heard about Nokia Features Phones including latest Nokia 3310 (2017) is lack of 3G / 4G support.

Many may argue that these phones are targeted at emerging markets where 4G is a far cry. But it limits the usefulness of Nokia features phones and impacts its acceptability too. We may hope to see new generation of Nokia features Phones with 4G support all thanks to a new Qualcomm processor that has been launched today.

Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 205, a new processor for feature phones that brings 4G LTE support with itself.

At a launch event in New Delhi, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., introduced the Qualcomm® 205 Mobile Platform, designed to bring 4G LTE connectivity and 4G services to entry-level 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.

Qualcomm 205 SoC features:

  • LTE Cat 4 modem with up to 150 Mbps download, 50 Mbps upload;
  • Support for 4G, 3G and 2G networks;
  • Support for 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, FM radio;
  • Dual Core CPU at 1.1 GHz;
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU;
  • 3 megapixel rear camera,.3MP selfie camera
  • VGA display at 480p 60 frames per-second;
  • HD Video streaming;
  • Support for Linux based OS;
  • Support for dual SIMs;
  • Pin-compatible with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 210/212