Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform

Making Always On, Always Connected computing experiences even better.

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 850 mobile compute platform is engineered to support always on, always connected* experiences in sleek and innovative form factors with new architectures for enhanced multi-day battery-life** and performance, connectivity, immersive entertainment, and artificial intelligence (AI).

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

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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.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform Delivers an Always On, Always Connected Experience

Jun 5, 2018




CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.96 GHz

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 CPU, Octa-core CPU

CPU 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

Multi SIM: Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)

LTE Category

Downlink LTE Category: LTE Category 18

Uplink LTE Category: LTE Category 13

LTE Downlink Features

Downlink LTE Streams: Maximum 12 spatial streams

Downlink Carrier Aggregation: 5x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Downlink LTE MIMO: Up to 4x4 MIMO on three carriers

Downlink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

LTE Uplink Features

Uplink Technology: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+, Uplink Data Compression (UDC)

Uplink Carrier Aggregation: 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Uplink QAM: Up to 64-QAM

LTE Speed

LTE Peak Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps

LTE Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Cellular Technology


LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, 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, Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband


Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0


Near Field Communications: Supported


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

Location Support: Qualcomm® Location

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

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


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


USB Version: USB 3.1


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

Dual Camera: Up to 16 MP

Single Camera: Up to 32 MP

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

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

Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 480 FPS

Video Capture Formats: HDR10, HLG, HEVC


Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC)

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


Max On-Device Display: 4K Ultra HD

Max External Display: 4K Ultra HD

UI FPS: Up to 60 FPS

Standards: ULTRA HD PREMIUM-ready

General Audio

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

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

Voice Services Support: Microsoft Cortana

Audio Playback

Playback Dynamic Range: 130dB

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

Sampling, Playback: 44.1kHz

PCM, Playback: Up to 192kHz/24bit

Amplifier output power: Up to 4W

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

Audio Recording

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

Sampling, Record: Up to 48kHz/24bit

Recording Dynamic range: 109dB


GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 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


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

Security Support

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

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™ 385 CPU
Octa-core CPU
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem
1.2 Gbps
150 Mbps
Up to 32 MP
Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 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
  1. WCD9335, WCD9341
  2. via WCD9341/9340

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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.