Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 2 Mobile Hardware Development Kit

The Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform is an “AI marvel that defines a new premium standard for connected computing” created by Qualcomm. Below are a few highlights of the HDK.

  • Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8550P SoC
  • Faster natural language processing with multi-language translation and transcription
  • AI cinematic video capture
  • Direct voice command
  • AI bots for next-level gaming
  • Unrivaled realism, authentic light, reflections, and illuminations for desktop-level gaming experiences
  • Capture incredible footage with up to 200MP single capture-all at 3.2 gigapixels per second
  • 4.35x1 faster AI performance than its predecessor
  • 25% faster graphics rendering than the previous generation
  • 35% faster performance and 40% better power efficiency
  • Wi-Fi 7 with High Band Simultaneous (HBS) Multi-Link
  • Dual Bluetooth®, LE Audio
  • Encrypted binary image for board upgrades or to reset the HDK to its original state
  • Buildable BSP is offered with NRE. Please contact Lantronix Sales for details.

Please refer to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 page for a comprehensive description of the platform.

(1) On certain models (MobileBERT)

NDAA Compliant

Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 2 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™ SM8550P SoC
  • Wi-Fi 7, BT5.3, BLE
  • First Snapdragon Mobile Platform with AI-powered Always-Sensing Camera
  • Up to 200 MP photo capture
  • 8K HDR video capture in 10-bit HDR
  • AndroidTM 13

Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 2 Mobile Hardware Development Kit Tech Specs


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8550P
    • 64-bit architecture
    • 1 Prime core, up to 3.2 GHz
    • Arm Cortex-X3 technology
    • 4 Performance cores, up to 2.8 GHz
    • 3 Efficiency cores, up to 2.0 GHz
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Processor
  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub


  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 7800 System
  • Wi-Fi 7
  • 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5.0/6.0 GHz, MU-MIMO (UL/DL)
  • Bluetooth 5.3, BLE
  • LE Audio


  • Supported


  • Support up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM up to 4200 MHz
  • Support UFS4.0 Flash Storage


  • Platform Security Foundation
  • Secure Processing Unit
  • Wireless edge service (WES) and premium security feature
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Type-1 Hypervisor


  • Qualcomm® Aqstic™ audio codec
  • Audio and Voice Communication Suite
  • Spatial Audio with Head Tracking


  • 8K HDR Video Capture @ 30 FPS
  • 4K Video Capture @ 120 FPS
  • 8K Video Playback @ 60 FPS


  • On-device display support: 4K @ 60Hz, QHD+ @ 144Hz
  • Maximum external display support: Up to 4K @ 60Hz, 10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HDR vivid, and Dolby Vision
  • Demura and subpixel rendering for OLED Uniformity
  • OLED Aging Compensation


  • Cognitive ISP, Triple 18-bit ISPs
  • Up to 35MP triple camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
  • Up to 64+36 MP dual camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
  • Up to 108 MP single camera @ 30 FPS with Zero Shutter Lag
  • Up to 200 MP Photo Capture


  •  12V/5A input from wall adapter (included), or battery
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 5 technology


  • Concurrent GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC
  • Triple frequency GNSS
  • Sensor-Assisted Position 6.0

OS Support

  • AndroidTM 13

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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Additional Product Information

Additional technical documentation and firmware information can be found on the Tech Portal.

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