Smartphones

More than a billion smartphones around the world are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors and technology.

Along with an innovative network of device manufacturers and developers, we’re helping to shape the next generation of smartphones. Our smartphone processors and modems enable lightning-fast speeds, advanced connectivity and next-level experiences. That cutting-edge performance is the hallmark of Snapdragon processors, delivering the freedom of true mobility.

Powerful functionality for the world’s smartest phones.

From everywhere connectivity to blazing-fast download speeds, high-megapixel camera functionality to immersive virtual reality applications, Snapdragon processors enable OEMs to build the industry’s leading smartphones and in-demand apps.

Superior Connectivity

Snapdragon processors and modems are leaders in LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation and 4G+, which is up to 10 times as fast as 4G. For truly global roaming, Snapdragon All Mode technology supports all major 4G+/4G/3G/2G bands and modes worldwide. Snapdragon All Mode technology handles network transitions while offering superior call reliability, smart Wi-Fi calling and dual-SIM flexibility.

Reliable Wi-Fi

Our Snapdragon modems support automatic handoff between Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE depending on signal quality and Internet reachability, enabling higher quality calls and faster data streaming.

Powerful CPU

Snapdragon processors include a powerful CPU, built to power the best smartphones on the market today. Our smartphone CPUs are optimized for high-performance computing, balancing the workload across internal components for longer battery life.

Dynamic GPU

Our Adreno™ GPU technology delivers immersive multimedia, with rich, high-definition 2D and 3D graphics and ultra-fast responsiveness. With reliable connectivity over 3G, 4G LTE or Wi-Fi, our smartphone GPU solutions deliver vivid graphics and fluid animations.

Enabling a more intelligent smartphone.

Snapdragon processors optimize the way consumers use their smartphones. With advanced 3D sensors, intuitive cognitive capabilities, and vibrant multimedia support— including high-fidelity audio and crystal-clear video—Snapdragon processors enable OEMs to build smartphones that deliver immersive experiences. 

Immersive virtual reality

Snapdragon premium-tier processors help bring mobile virtual reality to life, thanks to an integrated system that includes an advanced digital signal processor, a powerful graphics processing unit and an assortment of sensors. Together, these components support representational VR interactions, with sensory audio and visual elements that create a sense of being present in virtual worlds.

Computer vision

Enrich the smartphone’s interface with our advanced computer vision features. Our computer vision technologies include support for acquiring, processing, analyzing and understanding images to enhance visual effects capabilities on mobile devices. Our Spectra™ camera subsystem is a critical component of next-generation computer vision applications, providing the DSLR-quality photography that supports depth extraction and 3D reconstruction for advanced imaging possibilities. 

Machine intelligence

Our smartphone processors support on-device machine intelligence and cognitive capabilities, enabling experiences that both simplify and enrich daily life. With Snapdragon processors, OEMs can deliver cutting-edge mobile applications with cognitive capabilities, including visual perception, speech and audio recognition, and always-on awareness.

Camera features

From low light to sunlight, Snapdragon processors turn the smartphone into an everyday camera—without comprising image quality. Snapdragon processors support high-megapixel camera functionality, including dual camera, cutting-edge noise reduction, local tone mapping and hybrid auto focus for crisp, vibrant photos, indoors or out. 

Platforms and parts

Snapdragon 800 Series

Experience the ultimate in advanced processing power and efficiency with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series of processors. With multi-core CPUs and 4G LTE connectivity, these processors are designed to support leading-edge mobile performance.

Snapdragon 600 Series

Deliver exceptional user experiences with Snapdragon 600 series processors. Engineered to enable fast uploads and downloads for powerful smartphones, Snapdragon 600 processors feature a tightly integrated on-board computing system that reduces power usage while maximizing performance.

Snapdragon 400 Series

With Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 series processors, OEMs can deliver the most popular smartphone features, including high-fidelity audio, Full HD displays, high-megapixel cameras and optimized Internet connectivity. Designed for mid-tier phones, Snapdragon 400 processors offer high-performance functionality at an affordable price point.

Snapdragon 200 Series

Snapdragon 200 series processors combine functionality with practicality to support cost-conscious smartphones that deliver an excellent user experience. With support for fundamental mobile applications, this series provides vibrant HD visuals, premium multichannel audio and smooth app navigation, all while optimizing battery life.

Discover the next generation of intelligent smartphones.

Snapdragon processors power many of today’s most cutting-edge devices, supporting innovative features like 3D mapping and studio-quality audio to billions of people around the world.

Qualcomm Reference Designs (QRD)

Get the tools you need to rapidly commercialize cutting-edge smartphones with the Qualcomm® Reference Design (QRD) program from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. This innovative program provides resources to rapidly commercialize cutting-edge smartphones, which feature the latest capabilities. QRD tools enable device manufacturers to quickly differentiate their product offerings, with access to optimized design plans and a comprehensive community of third-party software developers.

Qualcomm Developer Network (QDN)

Become a part of the Qualcomm Developer Network (QDN), our community of coders building the most innovative smartphone technologies in the world. The QDN has hardware and software platforms that inspire developers to create smartphones, which set the standard for the latest in-demand devices. Whether you’re engineering high-performance apps, immersive gaming or VR experiences, or 3D adventures, we have the right tools to maximize your development efforts.