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LG might sue Qualcomm if it exclusively modifies the Snapdragon 810 chipset for Samsung

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LG might sue Qualcomm if it exclusively modifies the Snapdragon 810 chipset for Samsung
The amount of rumors surrounding the Snapdragon 810 and the over-heating issues that it allegedly has are quickly becoming worthy of an old-time Scandinavian saga. As a refresher: a month or so ago, rumors claimed that Qualcomm's 64-bit Snapdragon 810 is causing overheating issues, which were to blame for an eventual delay of the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, HTC One (M9), etc. However, this did not prevent LG and Xiaomi from unveiling two devices powered by the same chipset, the G Flex 2 and the Mi Note Pro

What's more, LG recently claimed that the Snapdragon 810 is not overheating whatsoever, on the contrary - the manufacturer claimed that it's one of the least heat-inducing chipsets currently available on the market. Still, yet another recent speculation claimed that Qualcomm might fine-tune the Snapdragon exclusively for Samsung, one of its biggest customers, so that the upcoming Galaxy S6 and the rumored Galaxy S Edge don't overheat.

Well, in regard to this exact rumor, it is now speculated that if this turns out to be the case and Qualcomm really modifies the chip so it suits Samsung's needs better, then LG might sue the Snapdragon 810 maker. The reason is that such a belated improvement of the chipset will confirm the rumors that the chipset has had multiple issues that Qualcomm was aware of, which can potentially trigger a slew of legal disputes. 

Not that Samsung would be on a dead-end road - after all, it's perfectly capable of developing smartphone chipsets on its own and if some recent rumors are to be believed, Samsung might be gearing for "war" with Qualcomm


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