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Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G Compute Platform

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The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform combines the best of the smartphone with performance and efficiency for premium ultrathin laptops with an Always On, Always ....

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The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform combines the best of the smartphone with performance and efficiency for premium ultrathin laptops with an Always On, Always ....

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The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform combines the best of the smartphone with performance and efficiency for premium ultrathin laptops with an Always On, Always Connected PC* experience. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 supports superior performance and multi-day battery life**, with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity speeds. Combined with advanced camera an....

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The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform combines the best of the smartphone with performance and efficiency for premium ultrathin laptops with an Always On, Always Connected PC* experience. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 supports superior performance and multi-day battery life**, with 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity speeds. Combined with advanced camera and audio, AI accelerated experiences, and enterprise-grade security, you can connect, create, and communicate from virtually anywhere.

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Extreme performance and battery life

The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform with a powerful Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU is engineered to provide superior performance and battery life that can last for up to 25+ continuous hours**, which is up to 2X as long as a traditional laptop. Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 supports incredible battery life and up to 50% greater total system performance than the competition***, so your laptop can last longer, and get things done faster.

Always On Always Connected* with 4G LTE, 5G, and Wi-Fi 6

Unleash multi-gigabit connectivity speeds with the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF system, supporting 5G (sub-6 GHz and mmWave), 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 6. Stay more securely connected, seamlessly switching between trusted Wi-Fi and cellular networks depending on location, and get accurate navigation and location-based services with location awareness. High speed connected computing for fast and efficient productivity and entertainment virtually anywhere.

Powerful graphics, advanced camera and audio

The Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G compute platform supports immersive graphics performance and hardware acceleration for enhanced video conferencing. Create, capture, edit, and stream in up to brilliant, 4K HDR and 32 MP camera. The integrated Qualcomm Aqstic™ echo cancellation and noise suppression (ECNS) Audio technology is designed to enable high-fidelity sound for an immersive video conferencing experience with dual 4K external monitor support for multi-tasking productivity.

AI acceleration for advanced applications and experience

The dedicated Qualcomm® AI Engine takes advantage of the highly integrated Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 architecture to deliver next-gen capabilities for intelligent camera, voice UI, security, and more to turn your PC into a hub of mobile productivity and entertainment.

Enterprise-grade security

Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 provides built-in security protections to help make passwords and log-ons protected and easy with full Windows 10 support, facial and fingerprint ID, and platform support for Windows Hypervisor and Secured-core PC. Cellular connectivity eliminates the need for relying on unsecure public Wi-Fi networks while allowing untethered, remote connection.

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Features

  • 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 6, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Integrated baseband

  • 4th Generation Qualcomm® AI Engine

  • Enhanced voice assistant experiences with Qualcomm Aqstic™ technology

  • Supports all versions of Windows 10 (Enterprise, Pro, Home) and Windows 11

  • 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® Sensing Hub technology

  • Charging: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+ technology

Specifications

CPU

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 495 CPU, Octa-core CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit

DSP

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

Cellular Modem-RF

Modem Name: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X24 LTE modem

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

Peak Download Speed: 2 Gbps, 7 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed: 3 Gbps, 316 Mbps

Cellular Technology: 5G NR, 5G/4G spectrum sharing, mmWave, sub-6 GHz, TDD, SA (standalone), NSA (non-standalone), FDD, LAA, LTE Broadcast, WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Performance Enhancement Technologies: 100 MHz envelope tracking, Adaptive antenna tuning, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+, Uplink Data Compression (UDC)

Uplink QAM: Up to 256-QAM

Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 800 MHz bandwidth (mmWave), 8 carriers (mmWave), 2x2 MIMO (mmWave), 200 MHz bandwidth (sub-6 GHz), 4x4 MIMO (sub-6 GHz), 7x20 MHz carrier aggregation (DL), 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation (UL), LTE Category 20 (DL)

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

Connection Topologies: Qualcomm TrueWireless™ Technology, Qualcomm® Broadcast Audio technology

Bluetooth Specification Version: Bluetooth 5.1

NFC

Near Field Communications: Supported

Location

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

Location Support: Qualcomm® Location

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

RF

RFFE: Qualcomm® RF Front-End (RFFE) solution, High-power transmit (HPUE), Qualcomm® Adaptive Antenna Tuning

USB

USB Version: USB 3.1

Camera

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

Single Camera: Up to 32 MP

Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 480 FPS

Dual Camera: Up to 16 MP

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

Video

Video Playback: Up 4K HDR @ 120fps

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

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

Display

Max On-Device Display: 4K Ultra HD

Max External Display: Two 4K Displays over DP-MST

Audio

Qualcomm® Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio technology

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

GPU

GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU

API Support: DirectX® 12

Charging

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

Memory

Memory Speed: 2133MHz

Memory Type: LPDDR4x, 8 channels

Storage

SSD: NVME SSD

UFS: UFS 3.0

Audio Playback Interfaces

Channel output: Surround Sound

Speaker protection: Speaker protection

Process

Process Node and Technology: 7 nm

    ***All comparisons made based on Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 reference laptop vs. Intel Core i5 L16G7-based laptop. Results will vary depending on OEM implementation and other factors.

    © 2020 Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies.

    Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Kryo, Hexagon, Qualcomm TrueWireless, Qualcomm Location, Qualcomm Quick Charge, Qualcomm Sensing Hub, Qualcomm aptX, and Qualcomm Snapdragon Upload+ are products of Qualcomm Technologies Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

    Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Kryo, Adreno, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm TrueWireless, Qualcomm Aqstic, Quick Charge and Hexagon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. aptX is a trademark of Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. Other products and brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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