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Snapdragon 821 Mobile Platform

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Product Brief

Lightning-Fast LTE

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem offers 3x faster peak upload speeds and 33% faster peak download speeds compared to those of X10 LTE.

Immersive visual graphics

The Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU offers 40% improvement to graphics performance, compute capabilities, and power usage when compared to Adreno 430—giving the Snapdragon 821 processor a 5% performance bump over the 820 processor.

Spectra Camera ISP

14-bit Qualcomm Spectra™ Image Signal Processor (ISP) supports the capture of up to 28 megapixels with zero shutter lag.

Less time charging

With Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0, users can spend less time charging and more time doing. As our fastest and most efficient charging technology yet, Quick Charge 3.0 is up to 4x faster than conventional charging and 38% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0.

Powerful Kryo CPU

The new Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU has 2x performance and efficiency when compared to the CPU of the Snapdragon 810 mobile platform. The Snapdragon 821 goes even further with up to 10% performance increase over the 820 mobile platform.

Efficient Hexagon 680 DSP

The new Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP is also designed to bring significant improvement to performance and battery life.

Features

  • X12 LTE: Industry leading connectivity with LTE download speeds of up to 600 Mbps, multi-gigabit 802.11ad, and 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi

  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU: Delivering maximum performance and low power consumption, Kryo is QTI’s first custom 64-bit quad-core CPU, manufactured in advanced 14nm FinFET LPP process

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU: Up to 40% better graphics and compute performance for improved visual fidelity while reducing power consumption

  • Qualcomm Spectra™ 14-bit dual image signal processors (ISPs) deliver high resolution DSLR-quality images using heterogeneous compute for advanced processing and additional power savings

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP includes Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) and Sensor Core with Low Power Island for always-on sensor processing

  • Touch-To-Track: Recognize and track multiple objects on screen using advanced computer vision

Specifications

CPU

CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.4 GHz

CPU Cores: Quad-core CPU, 4x Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU

CPU Bit Architecture: 64-bit

Process

Process Technology: 14 nm

DSP

DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem

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

LTE Category

Uplink LTE Category: LTE Category 13 (uplink)

Downlink LTE Category: LTE Category 12 (downlink)

LTE Downlink Features

Downlink Carrier Aggregation: 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Downlink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

LTE Uplink Features

Uplink Technology: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+

Uplink Carrier Aggregation: 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Uplink QAM: Up to 64-QAM

LTE Speed

LTE Peak Download Speed: 600 Mbps

LTE Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Cellular Technology

LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE-U, LWA, LTE Broadcast

Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Wi-Fi

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

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 60 GHz

Peak speed: 867 Mbps

Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)

Peak QAM: 256 QAM

Wi-Fi Features: MU-MIMO, Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 4.1

Location

Advanced Location Features: Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation, Pedestrian Navigation

Global Emergency Services Support: Assisted GPS, OTDOA (LTE-based positioning)

Satellite Systems Support: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

NFC

Near Field Communications: Supported

RF

RFFE: Qualcomm® RF Front-End solution

USB

USB Version: USB 3.0, USB 2.0

Camera

Megapixel Support: Up to 28 MP camera

Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ image signal processor, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP), 14-bit, Dual Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Qualcomm® Clear Sight™ camera features

Video

Video Capture: Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS

Video Playback: Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback

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

Display

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

Dual Oscillator Support, Playback: 44.1kHz, 48kHz

PCM, Playback: Up to 192kHz/24bit

Amplifier output power: Up to 4W

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

Audio Recording

Recording Dynamic range: 109dB

Sampling, Record: Up to 192kHz/24bit

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

GPU

GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU

API Support: OpenGL® ES 3.2, OpenCL™ 2.0 full, Vulkan 1.0, DX11.2

Power Consumption

Audio playback: 26mW for high performance mode, 6.6mW low power mode

Low power voice activation: 0.65mA

Charging

Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology

Qualcomm® WiPower™ Support: Qualcomm® WiPower™ wireless charging

Security Support

Security Features: Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Qualcomm® Processor Security, Qualcomm® Content Protection, Qualcomm® Device Lock Authentication, Qualcomm® Fingerprint Sensors, Malware Protection

Memory

Memory speed: 1866MHz

Memory Type: Dual-Channel, LPDDR4

Storage

eMMC: eMMC 5.1

UFS: UFS 2.0

SD: SD 3.0 (UHS-I)

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Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Clear Sight, Qualcomm Symphony System Manager, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm VIVE, Qualcomm IZat, Qualcomm RF360, Qualcomm WiPower, Qualcomm Mobile Security, Qualcomm SafeSwitch, Qualcomm SecureMSM, Qualcomm Snapdragon Sense ID, Qualcomm Snapdragon Smart Protect, and Qualcomm Snapdragon StudioAccess are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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