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

LG says Snapdragon 810 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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