Here’s Snapdragon 845 In The Flesh [Gallery]

Here’s Snapdragon 845 In The Flesh [Gallery]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that Qualcomm announced a new flagship chip at its Snapdragon press summit in Hawaii on Wednesday. The chipmaker’s execs and engineers talked about its semi-custom Kryo 385 architecture, speedy Adreno 630 GPU, next-gen Hexagon machine learning chip, and its Spectra imaging processor. But conspicuously absent from the presentation were pictures of the chip itself. If you were wondering what the Snapdragon 845 looks like in the flesh, though, wonder no more: XDA Developers was able to get its hands on a mocked-up version of the chip.

Our first impressions? The Snapdragon 845‘s tiny. Really tiny. It’s almost tough to believe it’s packing billions of transistors and specialized cores designed for everything from artificial intelligence to foveated rendering, but the engineering wizards at Qualcomm clearly have a handle on the ball.

For more about the Snapdragon 845 and all of its innards, check out the XDA Developer portal.

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Kyle Wiggers
Kyle Wiggers

Kyle Wiggers is a writer, Web designer, and podcaster with an acute interest in all things tech. When not reviewing gadgets or apps, he enjoys reading the New Yorker, tinkering with computers, and playing the occasional game of Rock Me Archimedes.