Qualcomm QCS605 SoC

10nm SoC purpose-built to deliver high-performing, power-efficient edge computing for next-generation smart cameras and smart home applications with an octa-core CPU and 4K video capture.

The Qualcomm® QCS605 SoC is a high performance IoT System-on-Chip (SoCs) that incorporates key features for building advanced use cases encompassing machine learning, edge computing, sensor processing, voice UI enablement and integrated wireless connectivity.

The 10nm QCS605 SoC is engineered to deliver powerful computing for on-device camera processing and machine learning, with exceptional power and thermal efficiency, across a wide range of IoT applications. It integrates a powerful image signal processor (ISP) and the Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, along with a heterogeneous compute architecture including highly optimized custom CPU, GPU and DSP.

The QCS605 SoC also features Qualcomm® Noise and Echo Cancellation, as well as advanced on-device audio analytics and processing features to support natural language processing, audio speech recognition, and “barge-in” capability for a reliable voice interface even in loud or noisy environments or when users are far from the device.

Qualcomm QCS605 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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Product Brief

Low power performance

Engineered specifically for camera applications that utilize intensive processing features and designed to reduce power consumption.

Built-in AI

On-device machine learning through the Qualcomm AI Engine can support AI use cases including face detection, face recognition, object tracking and people counting.

4K Ultra HD video

Dual ISPs support staggered HDR, low light noise reduction, and enhanced auto-focus performance, plus 4K video capture and playback at 60fps and support for secondary streams for preview and streaming.


  • Dual 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra™ 270 ISP capable of supporting up to dual 16MP sensors

  • Fabricated using the advanced 10nm FinFET process for exceptional thermal and power efficiency

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU with 64-bit addressing @ up to 780MHz with latest API support

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP with dual hexagon vector extensions for running DNN models and advanced Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK support

  • Octa-core Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 CPU optimized for power and DMIPS

  • Qualcomm® AI Engine designed to support on-device machine learning

  • Low power sensor core helps support always-on use cases at reduced power levels

  • Supports up to 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO and dual band simultaneous transmission, Bluetooth 5.1

  • Support for high resolution 24-bit audio, with Qualcomm® aptX™ and aptX HD audio codecs, Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec

  • HW based security designed with features such as secure boot from hardware root of trust, trusted execution environment, hardware crypto engines, storage security, debug security with lifecycle control, key provisioning and wireless protocol security


Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU

AIE DSP: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP

Neural Processing: Qualcomm® Neural Processing SDK, ONNX, Tensorflow, Android NN, Caffe, 2.1 TOPS @ 1w, Caffe2


CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.5 GHz

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 300 CPU, Octa-core CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit


Process Technology: 10 nm LPP


DSP Technology: 2x Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Processor, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology


Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Peak Speed: 867 Mbps

Channel Utilization: 20/40/80/160 MHz

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)

Peak QAM: 256 QAM

Wi-Fi Features: MU-MIMO, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband


Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0


Satellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, GPS, QZSS, SBAS

Location Support: Qualcomm® Location


USB Version: USB 3.1


Image Signal Processor: 2x Qualcomm Spectra™ 270 image signal processor, 14-bit

Dual Camera: Up to 16 MP

Single Camera: Up to 32 MP

Camera Features: Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), Lens compensation/De-warp, Motion Compensated Temporal Filter (MCTF), Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR), Staggered High Dynamic Range (sHDR)

Video Capture (30 FPS): Up to 5.7K video capture

Slow Motion Video Capture: 4K Ultra HD @ 60 FPS


Video Playback: Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC)


Max On-Device Display: Quad HD

Max External Display: 4K Ultra HD

General Audio

Audio Technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology, Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology

Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, Qualcomm Aqstic™ speaker amplifier with Speaker Protection

Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback support: Qualcomm® aptX™, Qualcomm® aptX™ HD

Voice Services Support: Amazon Alexa Voice Service, Baidu DuerOS, Microsoft Cortana, Google Assistant

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range: 130dB

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -109dB

Sampling, Playback: 44.1kHz, 48kHz

PCM, Playback: Up to 384kHz/32bit, Up to 192kHz/24bit

Native DSD support: DSD64, DSD128

Amplifier output power: Up to 4W

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

Audio Recording

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Record: -103dB

Sampling, Record: Up to 192kHz/24bit

Recording Dynamic range: 109dB


GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 615 GPU

API Support: OpenGL® ES 3.2, Vulkan® 1.1, OpenCL


Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology


Memory speed: 1866MHz

Memory Type: 16-bit, LPDDR4x

    Qualcomm Vision Intelligence Platform, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Neural Processing SDK, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware, Qualcomm Location, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm Noise and Echo Cancelation and Qualcomm Quick Charge are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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