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.

Snapdragon 820 Automotive processors



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