Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform

Bringing the Best of the Smartphone to the PC

Featuring the first commercially announced 10-nanometer SoC, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 mobile PC platform powers a new breed of thin, light 2:1 Windows 10 devices called Always Connected PCs.

Now breakthrough always on, always connected user experiences are a new reality thanks to the mobile innovation of the Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform. Engineered to deliver virtually always on, always connected* experience, lightning-fast download speeds with up to Gigabit LTE, and beyond all-day battery life** all on thin, light and fan-less designs, the Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform leads the way in Always Connected Windows 10 PCs

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Virtually Always on, Always Connected*

The Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform features our industry leading Snapdragon X16 LTE modem that is designed to support an always connected internet experience that’s faster than most Wi-Fi networks in homes and offices. With Gigabit LTE, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem supports download speeds up to 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps). That’s 3 – 7x faster than the average U.S. broadband speed1. Users can be always on and in the know as the display instantly turns on just like a smartphone and with connected standby, apps, email and  data are always synced and up-to-date.

Beyond all-day battery life

The Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform is designed to optimize power consumption and performance across our octa-core architecture, so consumers benefit from beyond-all day battery life of up to 20+ hours.  By integrating the core technologies onto a single 10nm chip (CPU, GPU, DSP, Modem, and more), OEMs can deliver up to 2X longer battery life and 4-5x longer battery life in connected standby than with competing solutions. The Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform puts mobile users ahead and OEMs out in front. 

Sleek designs

Our small, but mighty platform packs a powerful punch giving OEMs up to 30% more room on the board and greater flexibility to build sleek, modern, portable devices that consumers want loaded with the cutting-edge capabilities users need. Snapdragon mobile platform generates very little heat so OEMs can build PCs without complex and noisy cooling fans which leads to quiet, thin designs with beyond all-day battery life.

Gigabit Class connectivity

The Snapdragon X16 LTE modem is designed to deliver peak download speeds up to one Gigabit per second. That’s 10X as fast as first-generation 4G LTE, along with integrated 2x2 11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi—giving you wireless Internet access at fiber optic speeds

Advanced Qualcomm Spectra camera ISP

The 14-bit Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 ISP supports capture of up to 32 megapixels with zero shutter lag, and offers smooth zoom, fast autofocus and true-to-life colors for improved image quality.

Qualcomm security suite

Get comprehensive user and device authentication with the Qualcomm Security Suite, which includes a full biometric suite for fingerprint scanning, voice, iris and facial recognition.

Powerful Kryo CPU

The Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 64-bit CPU built on ARM Cortex Technology has our most power-efficient architecture to date—with independent efficiency and power clusters, each designed to optimize for a unique user experience.

Efficient Hexagon 682 DSP

The Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 682 DSP is designed to significantly improve performance and battery life, and includes the Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ sensor hub.

Immersive visual graphics

The Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU supports real-life-quality visuals for exciting immersive experiences with an optimized balance of power and performance.

Windows 10 on Snapdragon

May 14, 2018




CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.6 GHz

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU, Octa-core CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit


Process Technology: 10 nm


DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 682 DSP, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem

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

LTE Category

Downlink LTE Category: LTE Category 16

Uplink LTE Category: LTE Category 13

LTE Downlink Features

Downlink Carrier Aggregation: 4x20 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: 1 Gbps

LTE Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Cellular Technology


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


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, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband, Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi


Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0


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

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

Location Support: Qualcomm® Location

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


Near Field Communications: Supported


RFFE: Qualcomm® RF Front-End (RFFE) solution


USB Version: USB 3.1


Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 image signal processor, 2x Image Signal Processor (ISP), 14-bit

Camera Features: Qualcomm® Clear Sight™ camera features, Hybrid Autofocus, Optical Zoom, Hardware Accelerated Face Detection

Dual Camera: Up to 16 MP

Single Camera: Up to 32 MP

Video Capture Features: HDR Video Recording

Video Capture (30 FPS): 4K Ultra HD video capture


Video Playback: Up to 4K Ultra HD video playback @ 60 fps

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP9


Max On-Device Display: 4K Ultra HD

Max External Display: 4K Ultra HD

UI FPS: Up to 60 FPS

Color Depth: Up to 10-bit

Color Gamut: Rec2020

Standards: ULTRA HD PREMIUM-ready

General Audio

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

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

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range: 130dB

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

Sampling, Playback: 44.1kHz

PCM, Playback: Up to 384kHz/32bit

Additional Playback Features: Native DSD support (DSD64/DSD128), DoP (DSD over PCM)

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 Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU

API Support: OpenGL® ES 3.2, Vulkan® 1.1, OpenCL™ 2.0 full, DX12

Power Consumption

Audio playback: 34mW for high performance mode

Low power voice activation: 0.65mA

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: LPDDR4x, Dual-Channel


UFS: UFS2.1 Gear3 2L

SD: SD 3.0 (UHS-I)


Part Numbers: 8998

  1. via WCD9341/9340

1 FCC Dec. 2016, 55 Mbps

*Requires network connection.

** Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

Compare related products.

CPU core countCPU CoresModem NameLTE Peak Download SpeedLTE Peak Upload SpeedSingle CameraGPU Name
Qualcomm® Kryo™ 495 CPU
Octa-core CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem
2 Gbps
316 Mbps
Up to 32 MP
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 680 GPU
Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU
Octa-core CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem
1 Gbps
150 Mbps
Up to 32 MP
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU
Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 CPU
Octa-core CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem
1.2 Gbps
150 Mbps
Up to 32 MP
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU
  1. via WCD9341/9340
  2. WCD9335, WCD9341

Always Connected PCs are here.

Make your computer your new take-everywhere, stay-connected-to-everything mobile device. An an Always Connected PC* powered by a Snapdragon Mobile PC platform combines smartphone-like features with a PC, so you can experience constant connectivity, beyond all-day battery life**, innovative designs and the familiarity of the Windows 10 operating system in a single device.