Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Qualcomm Snapdragon 821

Brand: Qualcomm Chipsets
Category: Soc
  • Max Camera: 1x 28MP, 2x 13MP
  • Video playback: 4K at 30FPS
  • Release Date: August 2016

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 has a total Antutu score of 263454. Released on August 16, 2016, by Qualcomm, it uses a quad-core chipset and was fabricated using the advanced 14nm process technology. It features a heterogeneous CPU architecture with two high-performance Kryo cores clocked at an impressive 2.34GHz, complemented by two power-efficient Kryo cores running at 1.6GHz.

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Announced August 2016
Available Yes
Class Flagship
Models MSM8996 Pro-AC


3DMark Graphics test- 5 FPS
Score- 891
GeekBench 6 Single-Core Score- 390
Multi-Core Score- 792


GPU name Adreno 530
Architecture Adreno 500
GPU frequency 653 MHz
FLOPS 334.3 Gigaflops
Execution units 1
Shading units 256
Total shaders 256
OpenCL version 2.0
Vulkan version 1.0


Architecture 2x 2.342 GHz – Kryo
2x 1.6 GHz – Kryo
Cores 4
Foundry Samsung
Frequency Range 2342 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8-A
L1 cache 64 KB
L2 cache 1 MB
Process Node 14 nanometers
Transistor count 2 billion
TDP 11 W

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Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU) Hexagon 680
Max camera resolution 1x 28MP, 2x 13MP
Max display resolution 3840 x 2160
Video playback 4K at 30FPS
Video codecs H.264, H.265, VP8, VP9
Video capture 4K at 30FPS
Audio codecs AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV

SoC Connectivity

4G Band LTE Cat. 12
Wi-Fi 5
Download speed Up to 600 Mbps
Upload speed Up to 150 Mbps
Bluetooth 4.1
Navigation GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Modem X12


Memory type LPDDR4
Max size 8 GB
Max bandwidth 29.8 Gbit/s
Memory frequency 1866 MHz
Bus 4x 16 Bit
Storage Tech eMMC 5.1, UFS 2.0


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