MSM8998 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

MSM8998 Mobile Processor

With an advanced 10-nanometer design and a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU based on ARM Cortex technology, the MSM8998 is ideal for premium mobile experiences. Built to support a 32MP single camera, 4K video and gigabit LTE speeds. The MSM8998 is used in platforms purpose-built for mobile.

Purpose-built platforms using the MSM8998 mobile processor.

MSM8998 specs

Cellular Modem

Modem Name

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem

LTE Category

  • LTE Category 16 (downlink)
  • LTE Category 13 (uplink)

Downlink Features

  • 4x20 MHz carrier aggregation
  • Up to 256-QAM

Uplink Features

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

Peak Download Speed

  • 1 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed

  • 150 Mbps

Supported Cellular Technologies

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

Multi SIM

  • LTE Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)

Next-generation Calling Services

  • VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G
  • HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
  • CSFB to 3G and 2G


Megapixel Support

  • Up to 16 MP dual camera
  • Up to 32 MP single camera

Image Sensor Processor

  • Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 image sensor processor
  • 2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • 14-bit
  • Qualcomm® Clear Sight™ camera features

Camera Features

  • Hybrid Autofocus
  • Optical Zoom
  • Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
  • HDR Video Recording


Video Capture

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

Video Playback

  • Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps

Codec Support

  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • H.264 (AVC)
  • VP9


Maximum On-Device Display Support

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Up to 4K

Maximum External Display Support

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Up to 4K


  • Up to 60 FPS

Color Depth

  • Up to 10-bit

Color Gamut

  • Rec2020




CPU Clock Speed

  • Up to 2.45 GHz

CPU Cores

  • 8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU

CPU Bit Architecture

  • 64-bit


Process Technology

  • 10 nm


DSP Technology

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 682 DSP
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology


GPU Name

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU

API Support

  • OpenGL ES 3.2
  • OpenCL 2.0 full
  • Vulkan
  • DX12

Security Support

Security Features

  • Qualcomm® Mobile Security
  • Key Provisioning Security
  • Qualcomm® Processor Security
  • Qualcomm® Content Protection
  • Qualcomm® Device Lock Authentication
  • Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment
  • Camera Security
  • Crypto Engine
  • Malware Protection
  • Secure Boot
  • Secure Token


Memory speed

  • 1866MHz

Memory Type

  • Dual-Channel
  • LPDDR4x

    Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Snapdragon Upload+, Qualcomm RF360, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm All-ways Aware, Qualcomm Clear Sight, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm SecureMSM, Qualcomm Mobile Security, Qualcomm SafeSwitch, Qualcomm Snapdragon StudioAccess, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm Secure Execution Environment, Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect, Qualcomm Snapdragon Security Platform, are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm aptX is a product of Qualcomm Technologies International Ltd. Qualcomm WiPower wireless charging technology is licensed by Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm WiPower products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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