Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform

Making Always On, Always Connected computing experiences even better.


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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.



CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.96 GHz

CPU Cores: 8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 CPU

CPU Bit Architecture: 64-bit


Process Technology: 10 nm (2nd generation)


DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem

LTE Category: LTE Category 18 (downlink), LTE Category 13 (uplink)

Downlink Features: 5x20 MHz carrier aggregation, Up to 256-QAM, Up to 4x4 MIMO on three carriers, Maximum 12 spatial streams

Uplink Features: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+, 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation, Up to 64-QAM, Uplink data compression

Peak Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Supported Cellular Technologies: LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, LAA, LTE Broadcast, WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Multi SIM: Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)


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, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband


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)

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


Near Field Communications: Supported


RFFE: Qualcomm® RF Front-End solution


USB Version: USB 3.1


Megapixel Support: Up to 16 MP dual camera, Up to 32 MP single camera

Image Sensor Processor: Dual 14-bit ISPs, Qualcomm Spectra™ 280 image signal processor

Camera Features: Active Depth Sensing, Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), Hybrid Autofocus, Hardware Accelerated Face Detection

Photo Resolution: Support for 16MP image sensor operating up to 60 frames per second, Up to 16 MP dual camera, Up to 32 MP single camera


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

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), Support for HDR10, HLG, and H.265 (HEVC) video capture

Video Capture Resolution: 4K Video Capture for Ultra HD Premium Displays (4K@30fps), Slow Motion video capture (720p@480fps)

Video Software: Accelerated Electronic Image Stabilization, Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF)


Maximum On-Device Display Support: 4K Ultra HD, Up to 4K

Maximum External Display Support: 4K Ultra HD, Up to 4K

UI FPS: Up to 60 FPS

Standards: ULTRA HD PREMIUM-ready

General Audio

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

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

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range: 130dB

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

Dual Oscillator Support, 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™ 630 GPU

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

Power Consumption

Audio playback: 34mW for high performance mode

Low power voice activation: 0.65mA


Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology

Security Support

Security Features: Qualcomm® Mobile Security, Key Provisioning Security, Qualcomm® Processor Security, Qualcomm® Content Protection, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment, Camera Security, Crypto Engine, Malware Protection, Secure Boot, Secure Token


Memory speed: 1866MHz

Memory Type: 4x16bit, LPDDR4x


UFS: UFS2.1 Gear3 2L

SD: SD 3.0 (UHS-I)

  1. WCD9335, WCD9341

*Requires network connection.

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

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CPU Clock SpeedCPU core countModem NamePeak Download SpeedPeak Upload SpeedMegapixel SupportGPU Name
Up to 2.96 GHz
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem
1.2 Gbps
150 Mbps
Up to 16 MP dual camera
Up to 32 MP single camera
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU
Up to 2.6 GHz
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem
1 Gbps
150 Mbps
Up to 16 MP dual camera
Up to 32 MP single camera
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU

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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.