MSM8956

MSM8956 processors are a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

MSM8956 Processor

The MSM8956 processor supports high-quality, efficient performance, multimedia, gaming and connectivity, thanks to its powerful 64-bit capable hexa-core CPUs, integrated X8 LTE with Cat 7 speeds, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 510 GPU, and support for 4K Ultra HD video.

Purpose-built platforms using the MSM8956 processor.

MSM8956 Processor Specs

Cellular Modem

Modem Name

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X8 LTE modem

LTE Category

  • LTE Category 7 (downlink)

Downlink Features

  • 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
  • Up to 64-QAM

Uplink Features

  • 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
  • Up to 16-QAM

Peak Download Speed

  • 300 Mbps

Peak Upload Speed

  • 100 Mbps

Supported Cellular Technologies

  • LTE FDD
  • LTE TDD
  • LTE Broadcast
  • WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA)
  • TD-SCDMA
  • CDMA 1x
  • EV-DO
  • GSM/EDGE

Multi SIM

  • LTE Dual SIM

Next-generation Calling Services

  • Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity
  • HD Voice over 3G and VoLTE

Camera

Megapixel Support

  • Up to 21 MP camera

Image Sensor Processor

  • 2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP)

Camera Features

  • Zero Shutter Lag

Video

Video Capture

  • Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
  • Up to 1080p video capture @120 FPS

Video Playback

  • Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback

Codec Support

  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • H.264 (AVC)

Display

Maximum On-Device Display Support

  • 2560x1600
  • Quad HD
  • WQXGA

Maximum External Display Support

  • Up to 1080p

CPU

CPU Clock Speed

  • Up to 1.8 GHz

CPU Cores

  • Hexa-core CPU
  • 2x ARM Cortex A72
  • 4x ARM Cortex A53

CPU Bit Architecture

  • 64-bit

Process

Process Technology

  • 28 nm HPm

DSP

DSP Technology

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

GPU

GPU Name

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 510 GPU

Security Support

Security Features

  • Qualcomm® Processor Security
  • Qualcomm® Content Protection
  • Qualcomm® Device Lock Authentication

Part

Part Numbers

  • 8956

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