LG says Snapdragon 810 heat issues have been dealt with, LG G Flex 2 and LG G4 stay on track

LG says Snapdragon 810 heat issues have been dealt with, LG G Flex 2 and LG G4 stay on track
Not long ago, news of an overheating Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor started making rounds in technological media. LG, which announced the SD 810-powered LG G Flex 2 smartphone at CES 2015, quickly stepped in to pacify the crowds. Not only it said that the 64-bit octa-core monstrosity doesn't heat up, but the LG G Flex 2 was even commended for emitting less heat than competing smartphones! Which puts today's news in an interesting light.

At its recent Q4 2014 earnings conference, which saw the company boasting about a 25.2% sales growth, LG admitted that it encountered "issues" in the initial batch of Snapdragon 810 processors, but it managed to solve them. Both the LG G Flex 2 and LG G4 will come on time, outfitted with Qualcomm's latest silicon. Design and cooling system challenges are mentioned, so we take it the company specifically designed its new smartphones to accommodate the powerful, but temperamental SoC. Hopefully, the solution doesn't involve heavy throttling and display brightness reduction, which will result in flawed performance.

In addition, Korean journalists asked LG about employing metal designs in its upcoming smartphones, to which the company responded that such decisions are decided by market demand. Thus, the question of whether the LG G4 will switch to a metal build is still up in the air.

source: ZDNet (Translated) via G For Games

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G Flex 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Proof will be in the pudding! Either its good at top speed or its not.

11. Motionless

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Great now i want pudding....

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't remember the last metal phone/flagship from LG? Someone help me? (Not trolling)

3. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Benchmak says exynos > snapdrago, so I don't really care about the oberheating issue.

4. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

You shoould, the overheating can be thea actual cause of the lower performance, as it if a SoC heats too much it throttles the frequency, therefore reducicn the performance.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

My guess Tyler is that he is a Exynos fan saying he doesn't care, trolling?

6. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

May be so, when in a comments section you never know ;)

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

What I wanted to say is the exynos outperforms sd810 in every possible scenario. Sammy is just one step ahead of its competitors and this makes LG buttmad :D.

9. Phooey506

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

Exynos is a great chip with amazing capabilities, but SD squashes it when you consider LTE performance and battery.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

Nah. Even if you browse all scores, none goes higher than 4500 and low ones even going to 2800ish. So the 2800 is the throttled score and 4500 is the non-throttled score.

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

If you read the article it says initial batch. I assume that's the test phones that are rolling around. Consumer phones aren't going out until tomorrow.

12. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

You are wrong. Even 4500 is a throttled score. But of cource while getting 4500 points the CPU throttled less heavy than while it scored 2800 points. Also interesting that some Galaxy Note 4 owners get 4800 points on stock firmware/no root/stock kernel. But its CPU is clocked lower than Snapdragon 810 and that's why it is theoretically slower. If Snapdragon 810 didn't suffer from thottling it would get scores close to Exynos 7420 because the CPU is almost the same.

13. TyrionLannister unregistered

CPU is not the same as 7420 as 7420 is 14 nm

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