Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

The next major advancement in mobile connectivity has arrived. Introducing the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X16 LTE modem, the world’s first announced Gigabit Class LTE modem. By supporting peak download speeds up to 10x as fast as first generation 4G LTE devices, the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with category 16 is more than just the fastest 4G modem we've ever made, it also blurs the lines between wireless and wired broadband by allowing your mobile device to connect at fiber optic speeds — of course, without the wires.

Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem Specs

Cellular Modem


  • Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

LTE Category

  • LTE Category 16 (downlink)
  • LTE Category 13 (uplink)

Downlink Features

  • 4x20 MHz carrier aggregation
  • Up to 256-QAM
  • Up to 4x4 MIMO on two carriers
  • Maximum 10 spatial streams

Uplink Features

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
  • 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
  • Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams
  • Up to 64-QAM
  • Uplink data compression

Peak Download Speed

  • 1 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed

  • 150 Mbps

Supported Cellular Technologies

  • LAA
  • LTE Broadcast
  • CDMA 1x
  • EV-DO

Multi SIM

  • LTE + W/G/1x Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)

Next-generation Calling Services

  • VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G
  • HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
  • CSFB to 3G and 2G