Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 3 Mobile Hardware Development Kit

The Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 3 Mobile Hardware Development Kit is a feature-rich development platform designed to provide an ideal starting point for creating high-performance devices and applications based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 mobile platform. Below are a few highlights of the HDK.

  • Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8650 SoC
  • Qualcomm’s first AI Engine to support multi-modal generative AI models, including popular large language models (LLM), language vision models (LVM), and transformer network-based automatic speech recognition (ASR) up to 10B parameters—solely on-device
  • AI cinematic video capture with AI voice-activated photo and video editing
  • AI bots for next-level gaming
  • Unrivaled realism, authentic light, reflections, and illuminations for desktop-level gaming experiences at 240 FPS
  • Capture incredible footage with up to 200MP single capture-all at 3.2 gigapixels per second
  • 30% faster performance and 20% better power efficiency
  • Supports 24-bit 96 kHz lossless music over Bluetooth® wireless technology
  • Wi-Fi 7 system supporting High Band Simultaneous Multi-Link
  • World’s first 5G modem with an integrated AI tensor hardware accelerator 
  • 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 3 page for a comprehensive description of the platform.

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Snapdragon™ 8 Gen 3 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™ SM8650P SoC
  • Wi-Fi 7, BT5.4, 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 3 Mobile Hardware Development Kit Tech Specs


  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ SM8650P
    • 64-bit architecture
    • 1 Prime core, up to 3.4 GHz
    • Arm Cortex-X4 technology
    • 5 Performance cores, up to 3.2 GHz
    • 3 Efficiency cores, up to 2.3 GHz
  • Qualcomm® Adreno™ GPU
  • Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU
  • Qualcomm® Hexagon™ NPU
  • Qualcomm® Sensing Hub


  • Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 7800 System
  • Wi-Fi 7; peak speed 5.8 Gbps
  • 802.11be, 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4/5.0/6.0 GHz, 8×8 MU-MIMO (UL/DL)
  • Bluetooth 5.4, BLE
  • LE Audio


  • Support up to 24GB LPDDR5 RAM up to 4800 MHz
  • Support UFS4.0 Flash Storage


  • Trust Management Engine along with 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 8K @ 30Hz; Up to 1080 @ 240 Hz, 10-bit color depth, Rec. 2020 color gamut
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HDR vivid, and Dolby Vision


  • Cognitive ISP, Triple 18-bit ISPs
  • Up to 36MP 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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