Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 1 Mobile Hardware Development Kit
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Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 1 Mobile Hardware Development Kit

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform is engineered with industry-leading innovations in AI, gaming, photography, and the many more premium experiences customers deserve. Featuring Qualcomm’s fastest-yet 7th gen Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 delivers a total of 27 TOPS performance, operating up to 4x faster than the predecessor. The always-on 3rd Gen Qualcomm™Sensing Hub is supported with the world’s first always-on ISP.

The Qualcomm® Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Hardware Development Kit provides an open-frame solution for technology companies to integrate and innovate devices based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile Platform. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Mobile HDK is a feature-rich Android development platform that is suited for Android application developers, consumer manufacturers, hardware component vendors, camera vendors, and flash chip vendors to evaluate, optimize, test, and deploy applications that can utilize the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 mobile platform technology.

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 HDK platform is designed to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), hardware/software vendors, developers and engineers with next generation software technology and tools to accelerate development and testing of devices.

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Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 1 Mobile Hardware Development Kit Overview


  • Android mobile application development
  • Platform evaluation and benchmarking
  • HW component or peripheral testing
  • Proof of concept testing

Product Highlights

  • Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8450P SoC
  • Numerous I/O and connectivity options
  • Accessory peripherals available
  • 6x 4-Lane MIPI CSI camera ports (2 require optional Camera Card)
  •  2x 4-Lane MIPI DSI display ports
  •  1x USB3.1 Gen 2 (10.0 Gbps) Type-C with DisplayPort video out
  •  Wi-Fi 6 – 802.11ax 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi / BT 5.2
  • Android™ 12

Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 1 Mobile Hardware Development Kit Tech Specs


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8450P – 64-bit octa-core Kryo™ 780 Processor
    • New architecture based on Arm Cortex-X2 technology
    • Up to 3.02 GHz
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ 730 GPU
  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Processor (HTP) with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX) and Hexagon Matrix eXtensions (HMX)
  • Qualcomm® Spectra™ 680 Triple 16-bit Image Sensor Processor


  • Qualcomm® Wi-Fi (WCN6856) 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4/5.0 GHz 2×2 with MU-MIMO
  • Bluetooth 5.2 + HS and backward compatible with 1.x, 2.x + EDR
  • On-board PCB trace antennas


  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM up to 3200 MHz
  • 256GB UFS3.0 Flash Storage


  • Qualcomm® WCD9385 audio codec on-board
  • 1x Headset headphone output
  • Audio Expansion Headers
    • 1x loud-speaker output
    • 1x Earpiece output
    • 2x Analog MIC input
    • 4x Digital MIC input
    •  2x Analog MIC input (reserved interface on expansion card)
    •  1 x I2S (reserved interface on expansion card)


  • Adreno™ VPU 665 fifth generation UHD Video Processing Unit
  • Adreno 1195 DPU for on-device and external ultra HD display support

Display Interfaces

  • 2x 4-Lane MIPI DSI DPHY via or 2 x 3-Trio MIPI DSI CPHY via 2x 60-pin High Speed Display Connector
  • Optional Display/Expansion board mates to DSI connectors
  • HDMI 2.0 via DSI -> HDMI bridge chip (on-board), up to 4K @ 60Hz
  • DisplayPort 1.4 over USB3.1 Type-C

Camera Interfaces

  • 4x 4-Lane MIPI CSI DPHY or 4 x 3-Trio MIPI CSI CPHY camera ports with separate I2C control busses (CCI0/1/2/3) on 160-pin expansion header for optional camera board
  • Support for 3D Camera Configuration
  • Additional 2x 4-Lane MIPI CSI camera ports available on high-speed expansion header

Power Input

  •  12V/5A input from wall adapter (included), or battery (optional QC-HDK-8450-B accessory)

Power Management

  • Qualcomm® Power and battery management (PMK8450+ PM8450 + PM8350 + PM8350C + PM8350B + PM8010 + PMR735A)


  • 100 mm x 85 mm

OS Support

  • Android™ 12


  • 1x USB3.1 Gen 2 (10.0 Gbps) Type-C with DisplayPort video out
  • 1x PCIe v3 2-lane to M.2 socket
  • 1x microSD Card Socket
  • 1x USB micro-B debug UART
  • Sensor expansion headers
  • Low speed GPIO expansion header

Optional Accessories

  • Display Card
    • 6.497” FHD+ WQHD (1080 x 2400) with Touch Panel
    • Additional expansion I/O: audio connectors, additional sensor connectors and JTAG connector
  • Rear-Facing Camera Card
    • 48MP IMX586 wide-angle camera
    • 16MP IMX481 ultra-wide-angle camera
    • 13MP 3M5 telephoto camera
    • VGA rear ToF camera
  • Sensor Card
  • Battery 

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Not all features listed may be supported in software. All brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm Kryo, Qualcomm Spectra, Qualcomm Adreno, Fluence and Qualcomm Hexagon are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Qualcomm IZat is a product of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. Qualcomm, Snapdragon, Adreno, Fluence and Hexagon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Kryo, Spectra and IZat are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Used with permission.

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Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 1 Mobile Hardware Development Kit Downloads

Additional Product Information
User Guides
Additional technical documentation and firmware information can be found at Tech Portal HERE 

Note: The HDK8450 Mobile Development Kit is configured with 256GB UFS 3.0.

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