Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processors work harder and smarter to give you quality mobile experiences, wherever you are. By combining power-efficient computing strength with groundbreaking battery life, a Snapdragon processor helps enable your mobile device to do more.
Central Processing Units (CPUs) are the control centers of Snapdragon processors, enhancing everything you do on your mobile device—from helping you navigate efficiently to increasing your productivity to allowing you to connect with ease.
Snapdragon processors are built to power the best mobile devices available. We select the right CPU to suit each Snapdragon processor, so you can have the most exciting experiences possible on your device.
CPUs are designed for constantly changing processor needs—working with other parts of Snapdragon processors to balance workload while helping conserve energy. This helps your mobile device handle everything you want it to do.
As part of the comprehensive redesign of our premier-tier Snapdragon 821 processor, Qualcomm® Kryo™ is our first custom-designed, 64-bit CPU. Designed and optimized for high-performance mobile computing, Kryo delivers the performance with half the power needed in our previous processors—helping to meet your mobile needs without compromise.
A Digital Signal Processor (DSP) partners with the rest of the processor, offloading work and letting the CPU rest. The world-class, optimized Qualcomm® Hexagon™ DSP supports always-on applications such as audio, video, camera and sensors with amazing quality and clarity. This means you get crisp and clear music playback that lasts for days on a single charge.
The next-generation Hexagon 680 DSP delivers our most advanced imaging and sensor-based features, all while offloading tasks from the CPU to help save energy. Imaging and computer vision hardware in the Hexagon 680 help brighten up low-light areas of video and photos faster, using only a fraction of the power used by the CPU. The Hexagon 680 also features the Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ hub designed to improve the battery efficiency of always-on activities like activity counters so you can keep track of your steps, and sensor-assisted location accuracy to help ensure you’re headed in the right direction.
The CPU, DSP and graphics processing unit (GPU) in a Snapdragon processor share the workload across the entire system to achieve even greater efficiency and help improve battery life. This integrative approach allows Snapdragon processors to work smarter—giving you the freedom to be as mobile as you want to be.
Eventually, all devices need an energy boost. Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology, next-level charging technology for mobile devices powered by Snapdragon processors, keeps you and your device up and running efficiently by charging up to 4x faster than conventional chargers—helping you stay connected, mobile and on the go.
Snapdragon processors help elevate the quality of your mobile experiences, making multimedia features as cutting-edge as possible.
Snapdragon processors are leading the way in 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, RF and Bluetooth, so you can stay connected to the world around you no matter where you go.
Overcome security threats with robust systems designed to make sure your sensitive information never falls into the wrong hands.
Superior virtual reality (VR) starts with a Snapdragon 821 processor—providing extraordinary visual and auditory experiences.