Making Always On, Always Connected computing experiences even better.

An Always Connected* PC powered by a Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform offers users more mobility than ever.

Always On*

With the Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform powering an Always On, Always Connected* PC, users get instant on with the touch of a button, multi-day battery life**, and efficient performance through modern form factors that run cool and quiet without fans. It features a 25% increase in battery life, 30% faster graphics and processing speeds over the previous generation, and 4-5x longer time in connected standby vs. competing solutions.

Always Connected

A Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform is designed to support virtually constant connectivity with a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem. Peak download speeds are up to 1.2 gigabits—a 20% improvement compared with the previous generation. The Snapdragon X20 modem has also been improved from its previous design, so you’ll have up to 70% faster LTE connectivity speeds in weak cellular signal conditions or on the edge of the network, too. And the platform is engineered to be always connected* so you can receive notifications and sync your data—even in sleep mode.

Artificial Intelligence

The Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine and heterogeneous computing architecture on the Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform supports compelling on-device camera experiences and voice user interface (UI) features, as well as superior battery life.


10-bit HDR video playback and streaming, low-light photography, Hi-Fi surround sound, and immersive casual gaming are all made possible by the Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform. It enables users to experience brilliant videos for binge-watching, portable high-fidelity sound, and high-resolution photo and video capture.

Windows 10

Users can count on the familiarity of the complete Windows 10 experience, maximizing productivity, entertainment and security. The Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform supports Trustzone advanced hardware security and Hypervisor security, enhanced Cortana and other voice assistants, and OneDrive cloud storage.

*Requires network connection.

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

Explore Snapdragon premium features.

The Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform brings the best of your smartphone and combines it with the best of your PC. It is engineered to support rich, fast, and more intelligent experiences, to enhance the way people connect, create, and collaborate. Learn more about all the features of our Snapdragon powered Always On, Always Connected*** PCs and the experiences they support.

***Requires network connectivity and will support up to 20 hours of battery life”


Hardware and Software



  CELLULAR MODEM Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem
  • Peak Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
  • Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 built on Arm® Cortex™ technology

  • CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.96 GHz
  • CPU Cores: 8 x Kryo 385 CPU
  ADRENO SUBSYSTEM Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 Visual Processing Subsystem
  • Open GL ES 3.2, Open CL 2.0, Vulkan, DirectX 12
  • Ultra HD Premium video playback and encoding @ 4K (3840x2160) 30fps
  • Slow motion HEVC video encoding of FHD (1080p) up to 120fps
  • H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP9, DisplayPort over USB Type-C support
  DSP Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP
  • Hexagon Vector DSP (HVX)
  • Hexagon Scalar DSP (Audio)
  • Hexagon All-Ways Aware Hub (Sensor)

Qualcomm Spectra™ 280 Image Signal Processor

  • New architecture for 14-bit image signal processing, with support for up to:
  • Single HFR 16 MPix camera at 60fps ZSL
  • Dual 16 MPix cameras at 30fps ZSL
  • Single 32 MPix camera at 30fps ZSL
  • Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR) with accelerated image stabilization
  • Hybrid Autofocus with support for dual phase detection (2PD) sensors
  • Ultra HD Premium video capture @ 4K (3840x2160) 30fps
  • Qualcomm® Processor Security
  • Qualcomm® Mobile Security
  • Qualcomm® Content Protection
WI-FI Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 802.11ad Multi-gigabit
  • Qualcomm Wi-Fi 802.11ad Multi-gigabit
  • Wi-Fi integrated 802.11ac 2x2 with MU-MIMO
  • 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 60 GHz
  • Qualcomm® Signal Boost adaptive antenna tuning
  • High-power transmit (HPUE)
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Stereo
  • Qualcomm® Location
  • Support for 6 satellite systems: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS
  • Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation
CHARGING   Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology

Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm Wi-Fi, Qualcomm Signal Boost, Qualcomm TrueWireless, and Qualcomm Location are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

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