Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform | Qualcomm

Last updated on: 2021-12-01T13:10:20Z


Ground-breaking innovations in AI, photography, gaming, and connectivity—for the premium experiences your devices deserve.

    The Snapdragon® 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform is our most advanced 5G platform ever, with our Snapdragon® X65 5G Modem-RF System ushering in unprecedented speeds up to 10 Gbps while supporting all-day power and more locations than ever. Plus, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 features leading Wi-Fi 6 & 6E with multi-gig speeds — even with multiple devices on one network.
Our fastest-yet 7th Gen Qualcomm® AI Engine is democratizing modern day AI, enabling intelligent use cases in gaming, wellness, photography, and productivity. The Always-on 3rd Gen Qualcomm® Sensing Hub, featuring a new Low Power AI System and the world’s first always-on ISP. Plus, our Snapdragon™ Sight 18-bit ISP captures incredible color and clarity in photos and 8K HDR videos.
    Topping off this premium platform are gaming, audio, and other multimedia experiences that are leaps ahead of the predecessor. The full arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ Features offer desktop-quality realism and reaction times, while support for Bluetooth audio and Snapdragon Sound™ Technology add premium and immersive wireless audio.

Go beyond pro

Snapdragon Sight, the new collection of premium camera features and technologies including our first ever 18-bit ISP. Record astonishing detail in over a billion shades with first-in-mobile 8K HDR video capture.

AI for all

The 7th Gen Qualcomm ® AI Engine enables ultra-advanced AI use cases across the board, operating up to 4x faster than the predecessor—our fastest to date. Plus, the Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor packs fused accelerator architecture including the 2x faster tensor accelerator and 2X larger shared memory.

When winning matters most

Snapdragon Elite Gaming delivers the full suite of desktop-level features, including volumetric rendering for hyper-realistic visuals. The re-architected Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU is 25% more efficient and delivers 30% faster graphics rendering. Plus, it's the first Snapdragon platform to showcase Unreal Engine 5.

The next 5G era – unleashed

Our blazing 4th Gen Snapdragon X65 makes history, as the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G Modem-RF solution. It’s also the first 3GPP Release 16 5G solution providing unmatched speeds and supporting more networks, frequencies, and bandwidths globally.

Industry-leading Wi-Fi and audio

The Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 System enables Wi-Fi 6 and 6E with lightning-fast speeds up to up to 3.6 Gbps. It also supports Snapdragon Sound technology for 16-bit 44.1kHz CD Lossless wireless music streaming, as well as LE Audio implementations—a Snapdragon first. Experience broadcast audio, stereo recording for content creators, and voice back-channel for gaming.


  • Our 7th gen Qualcomm® AI Engine includes:

    • 2x larger shared memory plus a 2x faster tensor accelerator
    • 3rd Gen Qualcomm® Sensing Hub, featuring a Low Power AI System and the world’s first always-on ISP, is always-on, yet secure, and automatically tracks your activities and surroundings
    • Support for mix precision ( INT8+INT16)
    • Support for all precisions (INT8, INT16, FP16)
  • Snapdragon Sight features our first-ever always on 18-bit ISP that captures 4000x more camera data then 14-bit predecessors 

    • You can also capture 8K HDR video and mega low light photos 
    • Plus, Mega Low Light Mode snaps 30 images and merges the best parts into one shot for brighter, clearer, more colorful photos after dark. 
  • Wins at every level with our full suite of Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ features

    • Support for volumetric rendering adds unrivalled realism to graphics like fog and smoke
    • Support for the Unreal Engine 5 unleashes advanced lighting and shadow effects
  • Featuring our integrated 4th gen Snapdragon® X65 5G Modem-RF System

    • World’s first 10 Gigabit 5G solution
    • World’s first 5G uplink carrier aggregation for unprecedented upload speeds
  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900 Mobile Connectivity System offers the industry’s most advanced Wi-Fi 6 and 6E system with leading speeds up to 3.6 Gbps

  • Supports Snapdragon Sound™ Technology for:

    • 16-bit 44.1kHz CD-quality Lossless wireless music streaming with Qualcomm® aptX™ Lossless technology
    • Super wideband voice call quality with aptX Voice
    • Ultra-low latency for audio/video synchronization with Qualcomm aptX Adaptive
  • First Snapdragon® platform to support LE Audio innovations such as broadcast audio, stereo recording for content creators, and voice back-channel for gaming

  • Qualcomm Aqstic™ features AI-based Echo cancellation and Noise suppression, High Dynamic Range (HDR) Record, and Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise (THD+N), Playback: -108dB

  • Global lane-level freeway navigation enabled by Qualcomm® Sensor-Assisted Positioning and Qualcomm® Decimeter-Level Positioning with dual-frequency Real-Time Kinematic (RTK)


Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine

AIE GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU

Always-on AI: Qualcomm® Sensing Hub

AIE CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU

Hexagon Processor: Fused AI Accelerator architecture, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Vector eXtensions (HVX), Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Scalar Accelerator, Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator


CPU Clock Speed: Up to 3.0 GHz

CPU Cores: Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU

CPU Architecture: 64-bit

Cellular Modem-RF

Modem Name: Snapdragon™ X65 5G Modem-RF System

Peak Download Speed: 10 Gbps

Cellular Modem-RF Specs: 8 carriers (mmWave), 2x2 MIMO (mmWave), 4x4 MIMO (Sub-6)

Performance Enhancement Technologies: Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave 2.0, Qualcomm® Smart Transmit 2.0 technology, Qualcomm® Wideband Envelope Tracking, Qualcomm® AI-Enhanced Signal Boost

Cellular Technology: 5G mmWave and sub-6 GHz, FDD, 5G NR, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), SA (standalone), TDD, NSA (non-standalone), sub-6 GHz, HSPA, WCDMA, LTE including CBRS support, TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Multi SIM: Global 5G Multi-SIM


Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900

Peak Speed: 3.6 Gbps

Standards: 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz

Peak QAM: 4k QAM

Wi-Fi Features: 4-stream Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), OFDMA (Uplink and Downlink), MU-MIMO (Uplink and Downlink)

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)


Wi-Fi/Bluetooth System: Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6900

Bluetooth Specification Version: Bluetooth 5.2

Bluetooth Features: Dual Bluetooth antennas, LE Audio Features, Snapdragon Sound™ technology suite


Satellite Systems Support: Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, NavIC, GPS, QZSS

Dual Frequency Support: Yes (L1/L5)

Accuracy: Urban pedestrian navigation with sidewalk accuracy

Additional Location Features: Global freeway lane-level vehicle navigation


Near Field Communications: Supported


USB Version: USB 3.1, USB-C


Image Signal Processor: Qualcomm Spectra™ image signal processor, Triple 18-bit ISPs, Hardware accelerator for computer vision (CV-ISP)

Triple Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 36 MP

Dual Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 64+36 MP

Single Camera, MFNR, ZSL, 30fps: Up to 108 MP

Single Camera: Up to 200 MP

Camera Features: Multi-frame Noise Reduction (MFNR), AI-based face detection, auto-focus, and auto-exposure, Locally Motion Compensated Temporal Filtering, Low light photography architecture

Slow Motion Video Capture: 720p @ 960 FPS

Video Capture Formats: Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+, HLG

Video Capture Features: 4K Video Capture @ 120 FPS, 8K video capture at 30fps, Bokeh Engine for Video Capture, Video super resolution

Video Capture: 8K HDR Video Capture + 64 MP Photo Capture

Video Playback

Codec Support: Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, H.264 (AVC), H.265 (HEVC), VP8, VP9

Video Playback: HDR Playback Codec support for HDR10+, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision


Max On-Device Display: 4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 Hz

Max External Display: Up to 4K @ 60 Hz

HDR: HDR10+, HDR10

Color Depth: Up to 10-bit

Color Gamut: Rec2020


Qualcomm® Aqstic™ technology: Qualcomm® Aqstic™ audio codec up to Qualcomm® WCD9385, Qualcomm® Aqstic™ smart speaker amplifier up to Qualcomm® WSA8835

Qualcomm® aptX™ audio playback support: Qualcomm® aptX™ Lossless, Qualcomm® aptX™ Voice, Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive


GPU Name: Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU

API Support: OpenCL™ 2.0 FP, OpenGL® ES 3.2, Vulkan® 1.1


Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology Support: Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 5 technology

Security Support

Fingerprint Sensor: Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Sensor, Qualcomm® 3D Sonic Sensor Max

Secure Processing Unit: Biometric Authentication (Fingerprint, Iris, Voice, Face)

Security Features: Platform Security Foundations, Qualcomm® Trusted Execution Environment & Services, Qualcomm® Type-1 Hypervisor, Qualcomm® wireless edge services and Premium security features

Wi-Fi Security: WPA3 Easy Connect, WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA3-Enterprise, WPA3-Personal


Memory Speed: 3200 MHz

Memory Type: LPDDR5 


Process Node and Technology: 4 nm


Part Number(s): SM8450

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