When gaming experience matters, elite gaming matters.

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Elite Gaming transforms premium mobile devices into powerful gaming machines. With a full arsenal of hardware and software features that are optimized for gaming and fully integrated on top-tier Snapdragon mobile platforms, players will game at the next echelon with smooth interactions, superior performance, blazing-fast response, incredible audio, cinema-quality graphics, and more.

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Enjoy faster, more immersive mobile games with Snapdragon Elite Gaming

Mar 29, 2019


Fueling top mobile gaming devices and experiences.

Snapdragon Elite Gaming provides the visuals, performance, and audio features designed to fuel next-level gaming experiences. 


Maximizing vivid visuals, enhanced realism, legendary detail, deep dimension, over a billion shades of color, and more.


Powering some of the best games with pro-level performance and multi-Gigabit speed. 


Delivering synchronized, 3D positional audio that’s immersive, loud, and crystal-clear.

Elite hardware and software gives mobile gaming a boost.

Vulkan® 1.1 Graphics Driver

This next-gen, cutting-edge graphics library integrates enhanced developer tools and runs off 20% less power than Open GL ES—resulting in better gaming graphics and longer battery time. 

20% Adreno GPU performance increase

Provides breakthrough power efficiency for gaming, and is our first GPU with Vulkan 1.1 support.

PBR performance

Physically Based Rendering (PBR) has transformed mobile gaming—presenting realistic, deeply dimensional visuals that mimic real-life materials and textures. Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU advancements allow more PBR workloads to render virtually seamlessly with up to 20% performance increase , so developers can maximize the visual gaming experience.

True HDR10 rendering and display

True HDR mobile gaming gives players the ability to experience games in all their glory, with 10-bit color depth and 2020 color gamut—resulting in a truly breathtaking billion shades of color that are 10x brighter.*

Cinematic post processing

Taking a cinematic approach to gaming graphics, advancements in the Adreno 640 GPU give developers enhanced artistic control when building their games, leading to complex cinematic color grading, depth of field, filmic tone-mapping, and HDR display.

45% Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU performance increase

Our biggest leap ever in Snapdragon gaming central processing unit (CPU) performance.

New Qualcomm® Hexagon™ tensor accelerator

Artificial intelligence (AI)-dedicated for future games to become smarter, and with doubled Hexagon Vector eXtension performance.

Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology

Providing the ultimate fast-charging, going from 0-50% in just 15 minutes or less,** it even keeps refueling with the screen on at max frames per second (fps) so users don’t miss a second of the action.

Online gaming on 5G

5G brings an army of innovative mobile gaming experiences on 5G-enabled devices, making them faster, smoother, and more real-time than ever before. Interactions that require high throughput and data speeds as well as super low latency can now become a striking reality, so players can game on the go, virtually anywhere, anytime—and still beat players sitting at home on their own network. 

Online gaming on 60 Ghz Wi-Fi (10 Gbps)

The world’s first 11ay Wi-Fi solution for mobile is here and available on compatible devices, clocking in at a blazing 10+ Gbps with ultra-low latency and virtually no interference. Behold super-charged, highly-responsive mobile gaming.

2 Gbps LTE modem 

The world’s first solution for mobile and the next level of network speed for on-the-go gamers on compatible devices.

Game Jank Reducer v1.0

When mobile games produce jank, or stutter, it takes the player out of the action. We help solve for this distraction by reducing it up to 90%.***

Game engine optimizations for top 10 games

The best games in the business need elite performance. Thanks to a collaboration between game-makers and our in-house game studio, some of the top-rated games are optimized for Snapdragon premium-tier platforms. 

Game anti-cheat extensions

Helps keep gamers on the same level playing field by detecting and circumventing game hacks.

Game fast loader v1.0

This sophisticated technology ensures a smooth, fluid visual experience. It auto adjusts the display refresh rate to match the rate of the GPU so there’s virtually no screen tearing or stuttering, for a decrease in game load times up to 10% when launching.

Game console mode (4K TV Out)

For larger-than-life gaming experiences, players can use a mobile device as their controller and a TV as the screen. With untethered screen casting, multiple competitors can wirelessly hook in, seeing games in all their glory with the incredible color and contrast of a 4K TV. 

Game XR Engine plug-ins and optimizations

When delving deep into XR (VR/AR) games, this elite gaming feature ensures mobile devices are ready to go—optimizing settings specifically for XR gaming environments.

Game network latency manager

Optimizes network settings and Wi-Fi configurations to support efficient online gaming and provide smooth, fast gameplay. 

Game wireless audio Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio

Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive Audio delivers robust, wireless surround sound. It auto-adjusts for optimum audio quality and synchronizes effortlessly with the situation on-screen.

Game enhanced Qualcomm Aqstic™

Qualcomm Aqstic™ Audio delivers crystal-clear, hi-fi sound on a mobile device, perfect for thrilling, high-action mobile gaming. 3D positional audio ensures full immersion and realistic representation while Smart Speaker Amp produces sound effects that are loud and clear.

Game Q-sync

Game Q-sync is designed to allow the display frame rate to match the frame rate produced by the game engine. The game engine no longer needs to be locked to 60Hz and can run faster or slower depending on the render workload. It also allows the display to dynamically match the render rate for a better gaming experience.

Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform

We’ve launched our most advanced 5g platform—ever. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G Mobile Platform is capable of processing 2 gigapixels per second while delivering staggering speeds of up to 7.5Gbps 5G connectivity to flagship mobile devices.

With the Snapdragon 865 5G, OEMs can elevate the camera experience thanks to the ability to capture a billion shades of color at gigapixel speeds—ensuring the mobile device is the only camera they’ll ever need. And with all-day battery life, users can game, capture, multitask, and connect like never before.

Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

Snapdragon elite gaming experiences are available on next-generation devices powered by the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform. Delivering the performance, features, and enhancements needed for next-level play, the Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform offers players extraordinary graphics with an Adreno 640 GPU as well as firsts in Snapdragon mobile gaming like the Vulkan 1.1 graphics driver and the first announced mobile platform to capture 4K HDR with portrait mode for an elevated gaming experience available on a mobile device. 

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*Compared to platforms without True HDR. 

** Quick Charge is designed to increase the battery charge of a device by up to 50% in 15 minutes. Actual results may vary depending on device design.

***In games running at 30fps. 

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