Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Specification and Features

Today Qualcomm release the Snapdragon 845 Specification and performance. According to the official, Snapdragon 845 every forward-looking feature—including immersive XR experiences, an intelligent personal assistant and advanced vault-like security—is enabled by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform. It also delivers up to 1.2 Gbps peak download speeds across a broader spectrum—platform is smarter and faster than ever before.

Snapdragon 845
Snapdragon 845  Specification and Features


Here’s a summary of Snapdragon 845 Specification and Features:

Qualcomm Spectra 280 ISP

The Qualcomm Spectra™ 280 ISP is designed to deliver a premium camera and XR experience, with high-performance capture of up to 16 MP at 60 images per second. Video enthusiasts will appreciate cinema-like quality video thanks to ultra HD premium capture with richer color.

Adreno 630 Visual Processing Subsystem

Deliver larger-than-life immersive experiences with the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 Visual Processing Subsystem (including GPU, VPU and DPU), featuring room-scale 6DoF with SLAM, Adreno Foveation, and a 30% improvement in graphics/video rendering compared to the previous generation.

AI Platform

The 3rd Generation Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP supports sophisticated, on-device AI processing, delivering richer camera, voice, XR and gaming experiences.

Qualcomm Secure Processing Unit (SPU)

We designed the Snapdragon 845 with an entirely new Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit (SPU) that is engineered to help protect personal data with vault-like security. Biometrics used for authentication can be stored in isolation, helping to keep precious data out of prying eyes.

X20 Modem & Wi-Fi

Experience fiber-optic speeds with the Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem. New flexibility means that more operators around the world can offer lightning-fast Gigabit LTE service, now with up to 20% faster peak and real-world speeds compared to last generation X16 LTE modem. Users can also experience similar lightning-fast speeds with 802.11ad multi-gigabit Wi-Fi and integrated 2×2 802.11ac.

Virtually All-Day Battery Life and Quick Charging

The energy-efficient Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is engineered for all-day battery life and includes Qualcomm Quick Charge™ 4+ technology—capable of up to a 50% charge in only 15 minutes* so even the most demanding applications can run all day.


Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform advancements:

  1.  Qualcomm Spectra™ 280 ISP: Ultra HD Premium video capture and playback, plus dual ISPs supporting up to 32MP camera for next generation imaging.
  2. Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 Visual Processing Subsystem: New architecture designed for transforming the video capture experience and extending realities with enhanced XR.
  3. Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP: 3rd-generation platform for highly advanced on-device AI user experiences
    for camera, voice, XR and gaming.
  4.  Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X20 LTE modem: Mobile connectivity with LTE download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps,
    multi-gigabit 802.11ad, and integrated 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO.
  5. Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 CPU: Manufactured in 10nm LPP, optimized across 4 performance and 4 efficiency cores.


Featuring latest in Mobile Technology:

  1. Capturing cinema grade videos
    Built with new camera and graphics architectures that are designed to allow mobile users to capture their videos in cinema-grade quality and have access to a billion shades of colors. Snapdragon 845 mobile platform is the first to feature 64x more color information via Ultra HD premium video capture.
  2. Truly immersive experiences
    Blur the lines between the physical and virtual worlds for VR headsets by enabling XR users to detect walls and objects in any room. The newly architected Adreno 630 is the first to enable Room-Scale VR for mobile XR headsets with six degrees of freedom (6DoF) and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM).
  3. User experiences powered by Artificial Intelligence
    Snapdragon 3rd generation AI Platform is on-device intelligence that will transform your mobile device into a better personal assistant using voice, better camera using enhanced features like camera bokeh, more true to life XR, gaming, and long lasting battery life.
  4. Vault-like security
    Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your device is safeguarded with vault-like security. Your biometric information, like fingerprint, iris, voice, and facial data, as well as mobile payments, are now in a safer place.
  5. Bringing the “wireless fiber” experience
    The first LTE modem with download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps further the globalization of wireless fiber. Blazing fast throughput speeds and great signal strength deliver improved app performance, user experiences, power efficiency, and lightning-fast access to your files in the cloud.


Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform supports next generation immersion, on-device intelligence, new security layers, and an all-day experience.


Visual Processing Subsystem
+ Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 Visual Processing Subsystem
+ OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0, Vulkan 1.x, DxNext

eXtended Reality (XR)
+ Room-Scale 6DoF with Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM)
+ Advanced visual inertial odometry (VIO)
+ Adreno Foveation

+ Qualcomm® Hexagon™ 685 DSP with:
• 3rd Gen Vector Extensions
• Qualcomm All-Ways Aware Sensor™ Hub
+ Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Neural Processing Engine (NPE) SDK
+ Caffe, Caffe2 and Tensorflow support

+ UltraHD Premium-ready
+ 4K Ultra HD, 60 FPS
+ 2x 2400×2400 @ 120 FPS (VR)
+ 10-bit color depth
+ DisplayPort and USB Type-C support

+ Qualcomm Aqstic™ audio codec and speaker amplifier
+ Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback with support for aptX Classic and HD
+ Native DSD support, PCM up to 384kHz/32bit

+ 8x Qualcomm® Kryo™ 385 CPU
+ Up to 2.8 GHz
+ 2nd Gen 10nm LPP process technology

+ Qualcomm Spectra™ 280 Image Signal Processor
+ Dual 14-bit ISPs
+ Up to 16 MP dual camera
+ Up to 32 MP single camera
+ Support for 16MP image sensor operating up to 60 frames per second
+ Hybrid Autofocus
+ Zero Shutter Lag
+ Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR)

Video Capture
+ 4K Video Capture for Ultra HD Premium Displays (4K@60fps in HDR)
+ Slow Motion video capture (720p@480fps)
+ Up to 10-bits per color video capture
+ Rec. 2020 color gamut video capture
+ Support for HDR10, HLG, and H.265

(HEVC) video capture
+ Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering (MCTF)
+ Accelerated Electronic Image Stabilization

+ LPDDR4x, 4×16 bit
+ Up to 1866MHz, 8GB RAM

+ Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4/4+ technology
Optimized Software Solutions
+ Android and Windows OS

+ Qualcomm® Secure Processing Unit (SPU)
+ Qualcomm® Processor Security
+ Qualcomm® Mobile Security
+ Qualcomm® Content Protection

+ Snapdragon™ X20 LTE Modem
+ Support for 1.2 Gbps Gigabit LTE
+ Downlink: LTE Cat 18 up to 1.2 Gbps, 5×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up to 256-QAM, up to 4×4 MIMO on three carriers
+ Uplink: LTE Cat 13 up to 150 Mbps, Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+ (2×20 MHz carrier aggregation, up
to 64-QAM)
+ License Assisted Access (LAA)
+ Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) shared radio spectrum
+ Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)
+ Qualcomm® All Mode with support for all major cellular modes plus LAA. Support for:
VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G
Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity Connectivity
+ Qualcomm® Wi-Fi
802.11ad Multi-gigabit with 60 GHz diversity module
Wi-Fi integrated 802.11ac 2×2 with MU-MIMO
Tri-band Wi-Fi: 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz with Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS)
+ 60 GHz
11k/r/v: Enhanced mobility, fast acquisition and congestion mitigation for Carrier Wi-Fi
+ Qualcomm® TrueWireless™ Bluetooth 5.0 with proprietary enhancements for:
Ultra-low power wireless ear buds
Direct audio and aptX HD quality stereo broadcast to multiple wireless speakers

RF Front End
+ Qualcomm® Signal Boost™ adaptive antenna tuning
+ High-power transmit (HPUE)

+ GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, and SBAS
+ Low Power Geofencing and Tracking, Sensor-assisted Navigation

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