Snapdragon 820 Automotive

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Snapdragon 820 Automotive Processor

With its power-efficient and custom-designed CPU, stunning GPU performance, lightning fast X12 LTE capable of Cat 12 speeds, and powerful video processing capabilities, the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 Automotive processor is empowering automakers everywhere with scalable solutions that are more connected, smart and aware.

The Future of In-Car Connectivity

Through several next-generation technology upgrades, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor delivers unmatched in-car connectivity.

Dynamic X12 LTE

As the only automotive processor available with an optional integrated X12 LTE modem capable of Cat 12 speeds, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor supports continuous cellular connectivity that supports up to 600 Mbps download/150Mbps upload speeds with 3x carrier aggregation, HD movie streaming and Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities—all while providing connectivity to multiple devices simultaneously.

Integrated Infotainment

From enabling music and video streaming, to supporting multiple displays up to 4K resolution, to voice recognition commands, to 3D navigation and real-time traffic updates, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor and its integrated X12 LTE modem utilize cloud connectivity to support the ultimate infotainment experience and on-demand content.

Seamless Content Sharing

By enabling local in-car connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor supports content sharing between mobile devices and the car’s infotainment system..

A Smarter Type of System

With cutting-edge capabilities powered by several sub-systems, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor is bringing the machine intelligence, integrated super-fast cloud LTE connectivity, computer vision and multimedia performance of leading mobile devices to the next generation of automobiles.

Higher Performance, Lower Power

Based on a 14nm FinFET advanced process node running a completely new 64-bit Qualcomm Kryo CPU, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor was engineered with custom-built, highly optimized cores designed for heterogeneous computing—the ability to combine different functional cores of the system on chip (SoC)—to achieve previously unattainable performance and power savings.

Stronger Security

Equipped with Qualcomm® Snapdragon StudioAccess™ content protection and Qualcomm® Snapdragon Sense™ ID biometric authentication, the suite of security solutions within the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor helps keep your data more secure, no matter where you’re headed.

Stunning graphics & multimedia

Through the new Qualcomm Adreno™ 530 GPU, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor provides the ability to power up to four displays, including multiple 4K displays, using Qualcomm Technologies’ latest Display Subsystems.

Automotive That’s More Aware

The Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor enhances the entire automotive experience by bringing a new level of cognitive awareness straight to the driver.

Zeroth machine intelligence

The Zeroth™ machine intelligence platform enables the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor to provide on-device cognitive learning and neural network processing thanks to several heterogeneous compute engines.

Increased control & awareness

Designed to give drivers the security of knowing more about their surroundings, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor offers increased driver control and awareness through Intelligent Rear View Camera and parking assistance features that enable critical alerts and information. And it’s all powered by an integrated Qualcomm Hexagon® 680 DSP and Image Signal processor with multiple sensors.

Going beyond infotainment

Through advanced instrumentation such as driver assistance and recognition, real-time navigation updates from the cloud, leading GNSS and dead reckoning accuracy solutions, the Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor goes far beyond infotainment to keep drivers more informed.

Communication that counts

The Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor enables vehicle-to-mobile device and vehicle-to-vehicle connectivity that’s designed to alert drivers, passengers and pedestrians of potential dangers by delivering critical warnings and powering safety-supported technologies like collision avoidance.

Snapdragon 820 Automotive Processor Specs

Cellular Modem

Modem Name

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X12 LTE modem

LTE Category

  • LTE Category 13 (uplink)
  • LTE Category 12 (downlink)

Peak Download Speed

  • 600 Mbps

Peak Upload Speed

  • 150 Mbps

Supported Cellular Technologies

  • CDMA 1x
  • EV-DO


Wi-Fi Standards

  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands

  • 2.4 GHz
  • 5 GHz

MIMO Configuration

  • 2x2 (2-stream)


Bluetooth Version

  • Bluetooth 4.1


Satellite Systems Support

  • GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • QZSS
  • SBAS

Advanced Location Features

  • Pedestrian Navigation


Camera Inputs

  • Up to 8 simultaneous camera sensor inputs


Maximum On-Device Display Support

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • 3840x2160

Maximum External Display Support

  • Up to 4K


CPU Cores

  • Quad-core CPU
  • 4x Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU

CPU Bit Architecture

  • 64-bit


DSP Technology

  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP
  • Qualcomm All-Ways Aware™ technology


GPU Name

  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU

API Support

  • OpenGL ES 3.1+

Security Support

Security Features

  • Qualcomm® Content Protection
  • Qualcomm® Fingerprint Sensors
  • Qualcomm® Processor Security


Memory Type

  • LPDDR4


  • EFS



  • UFS 2.0
  1. Optional Integration

Develop with a Snapdragon 820 Automotive processor.

Automotive Development Platform S820A

The Automotive Development Platform S820A provides access to high-performance automotive infotainment, modem and advanced driver assist platform for developing, testing, optimizing and showcasing next-generation infotainment solutions. The integrated but modular system is easily upgradeable to help lower development costs.

More Snapdragon 820 News

Press Releases

Qualcomm Powers Next Generation Samsung Galaxy Note7

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is powering Samsung’s most intelligent smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 for select regions. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 features the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820 processor with an integrated X12 LTE modem, Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 680 DSP, and Qualcomm Haven™ that is a secure foundation for eye-based biometric scanning. The built-in Snapdragon 820 processor supports 4K video capture and playback on the Samsung Galaxy Note7 and offers support for slow motion video at 240 frames per second (fps). It also powers the Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec, providing users with impressive high-fidelity audio performance. Users will also be able to rapidly replenish the Note7’s powerful 3,500mAh battery using Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ technology.

“Qualcomm Technologies and Samsung continue to build upon a long history of working together to provide consumers with superior mobile experiences, and we are pleased to do so again with the Galaxy Note7,” said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, in concert with secure eye-based biometric authentication, offers users a truly next-generation mobile experience at their fingertips.”

“We are pleased to offer a smartphone that comes with a secure iris scanning feature,” said Hyungsuk Kim, vice president, multimedia R&D group, mobile communication business, Samsung Electronics. “We worked very closely with Qualcomm Technologies engineers to deliver security for biometrics technologies. The user can simply use their eyes to unlock the phone or make a mobile payment, while at ease that the latest mobile technologies are used to protect their personal and professional data.” 

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 will be available starting on August 19 in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium and Black Onyx. For additional product information, please visit, or

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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