8996Pro is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

MSM8996Pro Processor

As one of the most cutting-edge mobile processors ever created, the MSM8996Pro processor with X12 LTE builds on the momentum of our MSM8996 processor. It is designed to support superior connectivity, graphics, photography, power and battery efficiency and helps set a new bar for smartphones, tablets, mobile virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays and more.

Purpose-built platforms using the MSM8996Pro processor.

MSM8996Pro Processor Specs

Cellular Modem

Modem Name

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem

LTE Category

  • LTE Category 13 (uplink)
  • LTE Category 12 (downlink)

Downlink Features

  • 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation
  • Up to 256-QAM

Uplink Features

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
  • 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
  • Up to 64-QAM

Peak Download Speed

  • 600 Mbps

Peak Upload Speed

  • 150 Mbps

Supported Cellular Technologies

  • LTE-U
  • LWA
  • LTE Broadcast
  • CDMA 1x
  • EV-DO

Multi SIM

  • LTE Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)

Next-generation Calling Services

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


Satellite Systems Support

  • Galileo


Megapixel Support

  • Up to 28 MP camera

Image Sensor Processor

  • Qualcomm Spectra™ image sensor processor
  • 2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • 14-bit
  • Dual Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Qualcomm® Clear Sight™ camera features


Video Capture

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

Video Playback

  • Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback

Codec Support

  • H.264 (AVC)
  • H.265 (HEVC)


Maximum On-Device Display Support

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 3840x2160

Maximum External Display Support

  • Up to 4K

General Audio

Audio Technology

  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range

  • 130dB

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback

  • -109dB

PCM, Playback

  • Up to 192kHz/24bit

Dual Oscillator Support, Playback

  • 44.1kHz

Amplifier output power

  • Up to 4W

Speaker protection

  • Speaker protection

Audio Recording

Recording Dynamic range

  • 109dB

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Record

  • -103dB

Sampling, Record

  • Up to 192kHz/24bit

Power Consumption

Audio playback

  • 26mW for high performance mode

Low power voice activation

  • 0.65mA


CPU Clock Speed

  • Up to 2.4 GHz

CPU Cores

  • Quad-core CPU
  • 4x Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU

CPU Bit Architecture

  • 64-bit


Process Technology

  • 14 nm


DSP Technology

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology


GPU Name

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU

API Support

  • OpenGL ES 3.2
  • OpenCL 2.0 full
  • Vulkan 1.0
  • DX11.2

Security Support

Security Features

  • Qualcomm® Mobile Security
  • Qualcomm® Processor Security
  • Qualcomm® Content Protection
  • Qualcomm® Device Lock Authentication
  • Qualcomm® Fingerprint Sensors
  • Malware Protection
  1. Via WCD9335