Qualcomm is still claiming the Snapdragon 810 doesn’t overheat

It was rumored late last year that Samsung was forgoing the use of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 810 chip in the Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues. It’s true that Samsung decided not to use the chip, but it was never confirmed that overheating issues were the reason. However, evidence from numerous smartphone manufacturers seems to suggest that the Snapdragon 810 does indeed have overheating issues. Despite all of this, Qualcomm is still claiming that there’s no such issue. 

Back in December, reports began to emerge claiming that Qualcomm’s newest top-of-the-line processor, the Snapdragon 810, was suffering problems with overheating – problems that were causing some manufacturers to think twice about including it in their next-generation flagships. Samsung was said to have dropped the 810 from its new Galaxy S6 as a direct result of these issues; the launch of the OnePlus 2 was rumored to have been pushed back for the same reason; and most recently, the rollout of the LG G4 with a hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor, rather than the 810, has been widely assumed to be a result of the same problems. But according to Qualcomm, the issues with its new chip never existed. In an interview with Forbes, the company’s vice-president of marketing, Tim McDonough, said: “The rumors are rubbish, there was not an overheating problem with the Snapdragon 810 in commercial devices.”

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