Bringing the Best of the Smartphone to the PC

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

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.

1 FCC Dec. 2016, 55 Mbps

*Requires network connection.

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

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.

Powerful Productivity

The Snapdragon 835 mobile PC platform supports the Windows 10 experience, allowing users to be more productive as they connect, create, collaborate, and share on-the-go. Developers can connect and collaborate on Qualcomm® Developer Network (QDN) to create and share optimized user experiences as well as efficient applications that run natively on Windows on Snapdragon devices.


Windows 10 devices on Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform

Windows 10 on Snapdragon

May 14, 2018


Hardware and Software



  CELLULAR MODEM Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem
  • Peak Download Speed: 1 Gbps
  • Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU

  • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.6 GHz
  • CPU Cores: 8x Kryo 280 CPU
  GPU Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU  
  DSP Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 682 DSP  
  CAMERA Qualcomm Spectra™ 180 ISP
  • Up to 16 MP dual camera
  • Up to 32 MP single camera
  • 2x Image Sensor Processor (ISP)
  • 14-bit
  • Qualcomm® Clear Sight™ camera features
  • Hybrid Autofocus
  • Optical Zoom
  • Hardware Accelerated Face Detection
  • HDR Video Recording
  • Qualcomm® Processor Security
  • Qualcomm® Mobile Security Products
  • UltraHD Premium-ready
  • 4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS
  • 10-bit color depth
  • Up to 4K UltraHD capture @ 30 fps
  • Up to 4K UltraHD playback @ 60 fps
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9

Integrated Wi-Fi + WCN3990 companion chip  

  • 2x2 802.11ac with Mu-MIMO
  • Peak Speed: 867 Mbps
  • M552
  • M553
  • M554
  • M555
  • M556
Qualcomm® RF360™ front-end solution
BLUETOOTH WCN3990 Bluetooth 5; Peak Speed 2 Mbps
LOCATION   Support for 6 satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS

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, and 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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