Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform

The most extreme Snapdragon. Ever.

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Extreme Performance

The Qualcomm® Adreno™ 680 GPU is engineered to provide a 2x performance improvement and 60% greater power efficiency over the previous generation platform. Together with the Qualcomm® Kryo™ 495 CPU, the fastest ever in a Snapdragon, the Snapdragon 8cx is designed to deliver amazing graphics, powerful productivity, and multi-day battery life.

Always Connected* with Multi-Gigabit LTE

The integrated X24 LTE modem delivers peak download speeds of up to 2 Gbps, and improves throughput by up to 70% in poor network conditions over non-gigabit LTE**. High speed connected computing for fast and efficient productivity and entertainment, virtually anywhere.

Enterprise-grade security

The Snapdragon 8cx is built with a suite of security features and architectures, including full hypervisor support. Protected LTE connectivity, improved crypto-security, and Windows 10 Enterprise support, designed to safeguard passwords, log-ons, and sensitive personal information.

Powerful Graphics, Immersive Entertainment

The Snapdragon 8cx supports immersive graphics performance and HW acceleration for advanced video formats, with up to 4k HDR video playback at 120 frames-per second for streaming and watching spectacular content virtually seamlessly. The integrated Qualcomm Aqstic™ Audio technology is designed to deliver high-fidelity sound and music and true surround-sound experiences.

New AI Architectures for Advanced Applications

The integrated Qualcomm® AI Engine takes advantage of the Snapdragon 8cx highly integrated architecture, and allows developers to utilize the platform intelligently and efficiently, reducing reliance on the CPU alone and supporting the creation of the next generation of user experiences.

Snapdragon 8cx: The Most Extreme Snapdragon. Ever.

Dec 6, 2018


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The Snapdragon 8cx 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.


  • Latest DirectX 12 API

  • Advanced Camera and Video capabilities: Cinema core with VP9 & H.265 decoder and 2nd Gen HDR Playback; High efficiency video encoder

  • Dual 4K external displays

  • Connected Standby / Instant On

  • Multi-gigabit speeds for virtually seamless cloud connectivity/computing: up to 2Gbps LTE

  • Location Aware for app accuracy

  • Wi-Fi: MU-MIMO, Multi-gigabit Wi-Fi, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband

  • 4th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine

  • Enhanced voice assistant experiences for Alexa and Cortana with Qualcomm Aqstic technology

  • Supports all versions Windows 10 (Enterprise, Pro, Home)

  • Improved crypto-security

  • Remote management and location awareness for enterprise efficiency

  • Advanced location features:

    • Low Power Geofencing and Tracking
    • Sensor-assisted Navigation
    • Pedestrian Navigation
  • Sensors: Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

  • Charging: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology



CPU Cores: 8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 495 CPU

CPU Bit Architecture: 64-bit


Process Technology: 7 nm


DSP Technology: Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 690 Processor, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology

Cellular Modem

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem

LTE Category

Uplink/Downlink LTE Category: LTE Category 20

LTE Downlink Features

Downlink Carrier Aggregation: 7x20 MHz carrier aggregation

Downlink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

Downlink LTE MIMO: Up to 4x4 MIMO on five carriers, Full-Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO)

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



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

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)


Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.0


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, Qualcomm® Adaptive Antenna Tuning, High-power transmit (HPUE)


USB Version: USB 3.1


Image Signal Processor: Dual 14-bit ISPs, Qualcomm Spectra™ 390 image signal processor

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


Video Capture: Up to 4K HDR video capture

Video Playback: Up 4K HDR decode at 120fps

Codec Support: H.265 (HEVC), H.264 (AVC), VP9

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

Video Software: Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture, Up to 10-bits per color video capture


Maximum On-Device Display Support: Up to 4K

Maximum External Display Support: Two 4K Displays

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 Support: Surround Sound playback

Audio Playback

Speaker protection: Speaker protection


GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 680 GPU

API Support: DX12


Memory speed: 2133MHz

Memory Type: LPDDR4x, 8 channels



UFS: UFS 3.0

    *Requires network connection

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

    Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Adreno, Qualcomm Aqstic, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm AI Engine, Qualcomm All-Ways Aware, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm Hexagon, Qualcomm Snapdragon Upload+, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm RF Front End, Qualcomm Signal Boost, Qualcomm TrueWireless, Qualcomm Broadcast Audio and Qualcomm aptX are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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    Up to 32 MP single camera
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