Snapdragon 4G LTE and 5G modems: At the heart of mobility.

Growing consumer demand for data means the right cellular modem is needed to unlock all the benefits of the latest mobile network technologies. Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ modems bring numerous connectivity benefits to you and your mobile device, including:

Fast internet speeds

Snapdragon LTE modems are designed to maximize Internet speed and performance by providing fast download and upload times, improving access to files in cloud storage and streaming of immersive, high-resolution videos with minimal to no quality loss.

Reliable, crystal-clear calls

Get reliable call quality with few drops and superior clarity via ultra HD voice on capable LTE networks, and extend voice coverage to any open Wi-Fi network.

Long battery life

Engineered for maximum power efficiency, our modems can extend battery life on mobile devices allowing for long talk time, entertainment and overall productivity between charges.

Making 5G a commercial reality in 2019.

Consumer excitement is building for 5G mobile devices. With the first global 5G standard now complete, the mobile ecosystem is preparing for commercial network and device launches in 2019. And at the center of this progress lies the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem — the world’s first announced 5G modem.

Compare Cellular Modem Products

Downlink Carrier AggregationDownlink LTE MIMODownlink LTE StreamsDownlink QAMUplink TechnologyUplink Carrier AggregationUplink LTE StreamsUplink QAMLTE Peak Download SpeedLTE Peak Upload Speed
7x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 4x4 MIMO on five carriers
Full-Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO)
Maximum 20 spatial streams
Up to 256-QAM
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
Uplink Data Compression (UDC)
3x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 2x 106Mbps LTE streams
Up to 256-QAM
2 Gbps
316 Mbps
5x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 4x4 MIMO on three carriers
Maximum 12 spatial streams
Up to 256-QAM
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
Uplink Data Compression (UDC)
2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams
Up to 64-QAM
1.2 Gbps
150 Mbps
4x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 4x4 MIMO on two carriers
Maximum 10 spatial streams
Up to 256-QAM
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
Uplink Data Compression (UDC)
2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams
Up to 64-QAM
1 Gbps
150 Mbps
3x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 4x4 MIMO on one carrier
Up to 256-QAM
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
Uplink Data Compression (UDC)
2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams
Up to 64-QAM
600 Mbps
150 Mbps
2x10 MHz carrier aggregation
1x20 MHz downlink
4x 37.5Mbps LTE streams
2x 75Mbps LTE streams
Up to 64-QAM
Uplink Data Compression (UDC)
1x20 MHz
Up to 16-QAM
150 Mbps
50 Mbps