‘Snapdragon’ Qualcomm chip enabling OEM mobile manufacturers to build industry-leading smartphones and in-demand apps.

Snapdragon is a suite of system on a chip (SoC) semiconductor products for mobile devices designed and marketed by Qualcomm Technologies Inc. The Snapdragon central processing unit (CPU) uses the ARM RISC instruction set.

Smarter, faster, better. Meet the latest Snapdragon mobile platforms.

From high-megapixel camera functionality to immersive virtual reality capabilities, to blazing-fast download speeds and incredible connectivity, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile platforms enable OEMs to build industry-leading smartphones and in-demand apps.

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Snapdragon 8 Series

Experience the ultimate in advanced processing power and efficiency with the Snapdragon 8 series mobile platforms. With multi-core smartphone CPUs, exceptionally powerful AI, and 5G and 4G LTE connectivity, our Snapdragon 8 series mobile processors are designed to support leading-edge mobile performance

Snapdragon 7 Series

Snapdragon 7 series mobile platforms support in-demand premium features, including the Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine and advanced camera functionality, so OEMs can differentiate their smartphones at a lower price point than previously available.

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A single SoC may include multiple CPU cores, an Adreno graphics processing unit (GPU), a Snapdragon wireless modem, a Hexagon digital signal processor (DSP), a Qualcomm Spectra image signal processor (ISP) and other software and hardware to support a smartphone’s global positioning system (GPS), camera, video, audio, gesture recognition and AI acceleration.

With Snapdragon platforms, OEMs can deliver cutting-edge mobile applications with cognitive capabilities, including visual perception, speech and audio recognition, and always-on awareness.

As such, Qualcomm often refers to the Snapdragon as a “mobile platform” (e.g., Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform). Snapdragon semiconductors are embedded in devices of various systems, including Android, Windows Phone and netbooks.

Delivering revved-up performance for insanely fast, superior gameplay. Truly global 5G, ultra-intuitive AI, game-changing Wi-Fi, and a full suite of Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features complete this unstoppable platform.

5G connectivity and premium features make the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865+ 5G Mobile Platform any gamer’s greatest weapon. Speeds up to 7.5 Gbps enable seamless streaming from the cloud, while global support allows gamers across the world to battle simultaneously in real-time. Snapdragon Elite Gaming unites PC-quality with mobile convenience, packing updateable GPU drivers, 144 Hz display support, desktop-forward rendering, and more.

From low light to sunlight, Snapdragon platforms turn the smartphone into an everyday camera, without comprising image quality. Snapdragon platforms support high-megapixel camera functionality, including dual camera, cutting-edge noise reduction, local tone mapping, and hybrid auto focus for crisp, vibrant photos, indoors or out.


Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU 

AIE CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU

Hexagon Processor: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm® Sensing Hub, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 698 Processor

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF system

Peak Download Speed: 7.5 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed: 3 Gbps

Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ technology, Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning, Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave

5G Spectrum: Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), mmWave, sub-6 GHz

5G mmWave specs: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2×2 MIMO

5G sub-6 GHz specs: 200 MHz bandwidth, 4×4 MIMO

Multi-SIM features: Global 5G multi-SIM

Cellular Technology: LTE including CBRS support, HSPA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE


Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Connectivity System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900

Wi-Fi Standards: Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6-ready, 802.11ad, 802.11ay, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 6 technology features: MU-MIMO (Uplink and Downlink), 8×8 sounding, 160 MHz channel support, OFDMA (Uplink and Downlink), 1024 QAM, 4K QAM, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), WPA3 security support, Target Wake Time, 6 GHz operation (Wi-Fi 6E)

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz

Peak Speed: 3.6 Gbps

Qualcomm® 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology features: Always-on Wi-Fi sensing, Wire-equivalent latency


Bluetooth Audio:  LE Audio Features,  Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio, Bluetooth 5.2, aptX Voice audio for super wide band voice calls, Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.2


Near Field Communications: Supported


Satellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, Dual frequency GNSS, NavIC enabled, GPS, GNSS, QZSS, SBAS


USB Version: USB 3.1, USB-C


CPU Clock Speed: Up to 3.1 GHz

CPU Cores:  Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit


Process Technology: 7 nm


Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm® Spectra™ 480 image signal processor, Hardware accelerator for computer vision (CV-ISP), Dual 14-bit CV-ISPs

Single Camera: Up to 200 MP

Camera Features: HEIF photo capture

Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 960 FPS

Video Capture Formats: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HEVC

Dual Camera, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 25 MP

Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 64 MP

Video Capture Features: 4K video capture with simultaneous 64MP photo capture, Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bit color depth video capture


Codec Support: Dolby Vision, H.265 (HEVC), HDR10+, HLG, HDR10, H.264 (AVC), VP8, VP9


Max On-Device Display: 4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz

Max External Display: 4K @ 60 Hz

HDR: HDR10+, HDR10

Color Depth: Up to 10-bit

Color Gamut: Rec2020

General Audio

Audio Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Voice Assistant Accelerator, Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec up to Qualcomm® WCD9385, Qualcomm Aqstic™ smart speaker amplifier up to Qualcomm® WSA8815, Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology


GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU

GPU Video Playback: Volumetric VR video playback, 8K 360 VR video playback

API Support: OpenCL™ 2.0 FP, Vulkan® 1.1, OpenGL® ES 3.2, DX12


Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology, Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ AI

Security Support

Fingerprint Sensor: Qualcomm® 3D Sonic, Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Max 

Secure Processing Unit: Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face)

Security Features: Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Key Provisioning Security, Malware Protection, Qualcomm® Content Protection, Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Qualcomm® Processor Security, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment (TEE), Secure Boot, Secure Token


Memory speed: 2750MHz

Memory Type: 4x16bit, LPDDR5 


Part Number(s): SM8250-AB


  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ 585 provides 10% performance boost compared to Snapdragon 865
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 650 GPU delivers up to 10% faster graphics rendering from Snapdragon 865
  • Full suite of Snapdragon Elite Gaming features including: Desktop Forward Rendering, Qualcomm® Game Color Plus v2.0, Qualcomm® Game Smoother 
  • True 10-bit HDR gaming and first-ever updatable GPU drivers on mobile   
  • FastConnect 6900 extends leading Wi-Fi 6 technology features and integrates advanced audio capabilities.
  • 6 GHz operation (Wi-Fi 6E) dramatically expands Wi-Fi capacity by adding up to 1200 MHz of additional spectrum for Wi-Fi use.
  • 4-Stream (2×2 + 2×2) Dual Band Simultaneous harnesses multiple antennas and bands to provide superior speed/latency performance compared with common two-stream implementations.
  • Bluetooth 5.2, Dual Bluetooth Antennas, aptX Suite and new LE audio features combine to support crisp, reliable and responsive audio.
  • Supports global roaming and global multi-SIM  
  • Supports all key regions and frequency bands including mmWave, sub-6, TDD, FDD and Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) 
  • Compatible with both standalone and non-standalone modes
  • CV-ISP operates at 2 Gigapixels per second 
  • No limit HD slow-motion video capture at 960 FPS 
  • Dolby Vision for video capture on mobile 
  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub 
  • Low power AI voice assistant support with contextual awareness 
  • Supports voice, audio and sensors  
  • Hexagon Voice Assistant Accelerator for advanced voice use cases 
  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ Audio Technologies offer native DSD support, PCM up to 384 kHz/32-bit and customizable “Golden Ears” filter 
  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive audio for robust, low-latency and high-quality wireless audio