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Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform is unlike anything that’s come before – harnessing multi-gigabit 4G connectivity, while unleashing transformative 5G experiences and providing some of the most advanced, imaginative technologies in the mobile industry.

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Multigigabit everything

The world’s first commercial 5G mobile platform unleashes transformative 5G experiences with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem while harnessing multi-gigabit 4G connectivity. Combined with a new era of Wi-Fi performance, this is innovation for the next generation.

Powerful, intuitive experiences

Snapdragon 855 is powered by new architecture improvements and leading 7nm process technology, a giant leap in CPU smartphone performance, and a Hexagon processor that’s purpose built for AI. This platform packs unimaginable performance and power efficiency for the next echelon of 5G, AI and XR. It delivers powerful, intuitive experiences in the tiniest of packages – all while providing what matters most: insane battery life.

AI to the 4th Power

Our 4th generation on-device AI engine is the ultimate personal assistant for camera, voice, XR and gaming – delivering smarter, faster and more secure experiences. Utilizing all cores, it packs 3 times the power of its predecessor – providing stellar on-device AI capabilities.

Cinema-grade videography

From bleeding-edge color to a new evolution of cinema-grade videography, this platform sets brilliant new standards for mobile – including the world’s first Computer Vision (CV) ISP delivering 4K HDR video capture with Portrait Mode and world’s first to capture HDR10+ video.

Captivating entertainment

Go big, even when you’re not at home. The Snapdragon 855 steals the show with 4K HDR video playback, your motion pictures will be brilliant, scene-by-scene and frame-by-frame. 5G makes XR real time, so fully immersive interactions happen at the speed of life. Plus, Snapdragon Elite Gaming equates to multi-player experiences that mimic human reflex. Game on.

Snapdragon 855 Reveal Video

Dec 5, 2018

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Features

  • Introducing the world’s first commercial 5G mobile platform. Whether in a jam-packed arena or a quiet, suburban area, you can experience robust, seamless connectivity like never before. The Snapdragon 855 delivers transformative 5G experiences and next-generation Wi-Fi performance.

    • World’s first 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz mobile solution
    •  World’s first 2 Gbps LTE modem including the world’s first 7x Carrier Aggregation and world’s first 14nm RF Chip
  • Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6-ready and 60 GHz Wi-Fi mobile platforms provide Wi-Fi connectivity for the 5G-era, boosting performance in traditional 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands, as well as harnessing the potential of the 60 GHz mmWave band for double-digit wireless speed and wire-equivalent latency.

  • World’s First HDR10+ mobile video capture and playback for imagery with even more contrast and detail

  • World’s First 4K HDR Video Capture with Portrait Mode (Bokeh) so you can film cinema-grade videos

  • 4K HDR Video Capture and Playback – 10 bit-color depth and Rec. 2020 color gamut can capture over 1 billion shades of color.

  • Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR) software delivers sharp and color photos even in low light

  • World’s First Computer Vision ISP (CV-ISP) delivers real-time object recognition, segmentation, and replacement to allow users to isolate and swap out backgrounds and objects– in real-time

  • Hardware Accelerator for HEIF and HEVC image formats lets your device store photos and videos half the file size, store multiple images and video in the same file and store the corresponding computer vision data.

  • Record at an astonishing 480 frames per second, with the ability to shoot unlimited HD slow-motion footage – and even apply it to multiple parts of your video.

  • Qualcomm’s advanced hardware decoder, Cinema Experience, works faster at lower power to deliver the ultimate cinema experience, deliver up to 7x power savings so you can watch more video per charge. Be the First to stream and playback next-gen HDR content (HDR10+, Dolby Vision, etc) on your mobile device

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Elite Gaming experience delivers the performance, features and enhancements to power the next generation of elite mobile gaming devices. With the next-gen Adreno 640 GPU, Vulkan 1.1, HDR Gaming, and Physically Based Rendering, elite gaming on mobile is achieved.

    • The Snapdragon 855 also boasts Physically Based Rendering so objects are recreated to mimic the real-life look, feel, depth, and material, presenting extremely realistic, deeply dimensional visuals.
    • First for mobile gaming: Vulkan 1.1
    • First true HDR gaming on mobile
  • aptX Adaptive delivers robust, smooth wireless audio that dynamically adjusts its performance to provide optimum audio quality, latency, and power savings – no matter what type of content is playing. This creates the ultimate seamless wireless listening experience

  • Hexagon Voice Assistant accelerator supports two wake words simultaneously (Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Baidu, Cortana)

  • Aqstic offers a hardware-based voice assistant accelerator for always-on echo cancellation and noise suppression, plus up to 4 mic far-field mic support for better voice recognition in tough conditions

  • 3D Face Detect is a highly detailed and sophisticated identification solution. It uses a 3-camera system to capture a 3-dimensional image of your face. Compared to the 2-dimensional face scans currently in the industry, this method of identification promises better performance and higher accuracy.

  • Introducing the most cutting-edge, secure, and accurate fingerprint solution to date: 3D Sonic. This new technology uses acoustics (sound) to scan the pores of your finger, resulting in a deeply accurate, 3-dimensional read. Over time, your device will learn the unique patterns of your fingerprint for better speed, accuracy and identification.

Specifications

5G

5G Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 Modem

5G Technology: 5G NR

5G Spectrum: mmWave, sub-6 GHz

5G mmWave specs: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2x2 MIMO

5G sub-6 GHz specs: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4x4 MIMO

mmWave Features: Dual-layer polarization in downlink and uplink, Beam forming, Beam steering, Beam tracking

Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence Engine

CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485 CPU

GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU

DSP: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 690 Processor, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Accelerator, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Voice Assistant, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

CPU

CPU Clock Speed: Up to 2.84 GHz

CPU Cores: 8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485 CPU

CPU Bit Architecture: 64-bit

Process

Process Technology: 7 nm

DSP

DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 690 Processor, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector Accelerator, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Voice Assistant, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem

Multi SIM: Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)

Next-generation Calling Services: VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G

LTE Category

Uplink/Downlink LTE Category: LTE Category 20

Uplink LTE Category: LTE Category 13 (uplink)

LTE Downlink Features

Downlink Carrier Aggregation: 7x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Downlink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

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

Downlink LTE Streams: Maximum 20 spatial streams

LTE Uplink Features

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

Uplink Carrier Aggregation: 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Uplink LTE Streams: Up to 2x 106Mbps LTE streams

Uplink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

LTE Speed

LTE Peak Download Speed: 2 Gbps

LTE Peak Upload Speed: 316 Mbps

Cellular Technology

LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, LAA, LTE Broadcast

Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ad, 802.11ay, 802.11ax-ready, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 60 GHz

Peak speed: 10 Gbps

Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6-ready technology features: 8x8 spatial streams, 8x8 sounding, WPA3 security support, Target Wakeup Time, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS)

Qualcomm 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology features: Wire-equivalent latency, Always-on Wi-Fi sensing

Bluetooth

Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0

Bluetooth Speed: 2 Mbps

Location

Satellite Systems Support: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS, SBAS, Dual frequency GNSS

NFC

Near Field Communications: Supported

RF

Qualcomm® RF Front-End solution: Comprehensive 5G/4G modem-to-antenna solution, QTM052 5G mmWave antenna module, Qualcomm Envelope Tracking

USB

USB Version: USB 3.1, USB-C

Camera

Image Signal Processor: Dual 14-bit CV-ISPs, Hardware accelerator for computer vision (CV-ISP), Qualcomm Spectra™ 380 image signal processor

Megapixel Support: Up to 20 MP dual camera, Up to 32 MP single camera

Photo Capture: HEIF photo capture

Video Capture: Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bit color depth video capture, Slow motion video capture up to 720p at 480fps, HEVC Video Capture

Video Capture Formats: HDR10+, HDR10, HLG

Video

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, VP8, VP9

Display

Maximum On-Device Display Support: Up to 4K HDR

Maximum External Display Support: Up to two 4K HDR displays

HDR: HDR10+, 10-bit color depth, Rec 2020 color gamut

General Audio

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

Qualcomm® aptX™ playback support: aptX Adaptive

GPU

GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU

Video Playback: Volumetric VR video playback, 8K 360 VR video playback

API Support: OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 FP, Vulkan 1.1, DX12

Charging

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

Memory

Memory speed: 2133MHz

Memory Type: 4x16bit, LPDDR4x

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    Up to 2.84 GHz
    8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 485 CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem
    Up to 20 MP dual camera
    Up to 32 MP single camera
    Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Technology
    Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® Broadcast Audio technology
    Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® Adreno™ 640 GPU
    Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology
    Up to 2.8 GHz
    8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem
    Up to 16 MP dual camera
    Up to 32 MP single camera
    Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 60 FPS
    Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Technology
    Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® Broadcast Audio technology
    Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU
    Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology
    Up to 2.45 GHz
    8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 280 CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem
    Up to 16 MP dual camera
    Up to 32 MP single camera
    Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
    Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® Adreno™ 540 GPU
    Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology
    Up to 2.4 GHz
    Quad-core CPU
    4x Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem
    Up to 28 MP camera
    Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
    Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU
    Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology
    Up to 2.2 GHz
    Quad-core CPU
    4x Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem
    Up to 28 MP camera
    Up to 4K Ultra HD video capture @ 30FPS
    Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology
    Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU
    Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology