6 upcoming Snapdragon 810 smartphones from LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, Sony, Oppo, and Microsoft

6 upcoming Snapdragon 810 smartphones from LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, Sony, Oppo, and Microsoft
Following its promising last year announcement, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, which is expected to drive almost all high-end global smartphones this year, had a slew of unprecedented bad PR. Amidst rumoured overheating issues and memory controller instability, the racket concluded on a sour note, with "a large customer" ultimately ditching the 64-bit behemoth for its upcoming flagship device. In all likeness, this customer is Samsung, and the flagship device in question is the Galaxy S6, which is to be powered by the Samsung Exynos 7420 - a cutting-edge octa-core SoC made on a 14-nm process.

In addition to the considerable financial toll - Qualcomm actually lowered its outlook for the second half of fiscal 2015 - Samsung's move didn't do the Snapdragon 810's troubled image any favor. In fact, it could have significant impact on the company's future business opportunities, not to mention that Samsung will become its de-facto rival if it continues down the "do-it-yourself" road. Thankfully, Qualcomm got the PR crisis under control. It called up six of its famous, influential buddies that picked up the SD810 for their upcoming products, and asked them to say some nice things about it! Should you trust them? Well, if the SD 810 overheated that badly, in the end, no major vendor would have bothered using it, we reckon. Remember the Tegra 4? Sorry, Nvidia - we love you, but we had a great laugh at your expense.

Genuine "Snapdragon 810, how we love thee" niceties aside, the statements from LG, Xiaomi, Motorola, Sony, Oppo, and Microsoft (where in the world is HTC?) contain dead giveaways about their upcoming smartphones powered by Qualcomm's finest! What we're going to do here is present to you each company's statements, followed by some of our own intel on what SD 810 device each company might be working on as we speak.

source: Qualcomm
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