OTA software fix said to cool HTC One M9 test units by 10 degrees
posted by Alan F. / Mar 20, 2015, 11:11 AM
One major variable among the devices tested was the chipset, and the Snapdragon 810 inside the HTC One M9 has a history of running hot. But during this week's Uh-oh webcast, HTC Americas president Jason Mackenzie said that he company wouldn't send out any product to consumers unless they were confident in that device. The executive added that the new flagship will be launched starting April 10th somewhere in the Americas region.
So how did HTC take care of the temperature issue? According to one XDA member, his source with an HTC One M9 test unit received an OTA update with the changelog listing "thermal improvements and camera improvements." The test unit is now running at about 104 degrees fahrenheit, just two degrees warmer than the HTC One (M8)'s temperature during the aforementioned benchmark test.
Earlier today, we told you that HTC has also fixed whatever software issue caused it to delay the launch of the One M9 in Taiwan. Originally scheduled for March 16th, the handset will now be released tomorrow.
source: XDA via Phandroid
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 20 MP / 4 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2840 mAh(21.7h 3G talk time)
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I doubt HTC would put out a phone with problems.. relax kids
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 11:13 AM 22
Your post is hilarious. It almost assumes that HTC (or any other OEM for that matter), has never put out a phone "with problems" before. Check out the issues that the HTC Thunderbolt had with the first-gen LTE chips. Battery life was horrendous because of all the heat it caused. These things happen. It's not out of the realm of possibility.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 11:28 AM 5
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All devices have problems, but the question is if it's known at the time of the release and how major the problem is. This overheating issue is very well known, but I've always said, it may be welcome on a cold day :)
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 12:14 PM 0
A device heating up that much is never welcome. It could fry the circuitry if it continues to do that. That's an issue that needs to get worked out because there's no telling what the long term effects are. Remember Lollipop still has that huge memory leak problem. Let's hope they get this fixed pronto.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 4:17 PM 0
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All the newest HTC One M9 scores i see in Geekbench are at SD801 levels in single core ,they must have throttled it hard to keep it cool with the newest software update ( and then the S6 would be some 50% faster in this benchmark). The only time SD810 did ok in benchmarks was in the dev tabs Anandtech and THG did their previews on so chances are those tabs had some cooling to allow it to run at advertised speeds.In phones so far there is no evidence that SD810 can do ok. Maybe they'll have new silicon soon, remains tobe seen.
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 12:05 PM 6
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posted on Mar 20, 2015, 8:19 PM 0
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But how can they fix a problem that wasn't there in the first place?? Didn't HTC deny the news that there are overheating issues with the m9?
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 12:26 PM 0
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There were no overheating issues. Testing sample was a pre-production device with disabled throttling. All other smartphones in this test were production samples with final software (=enabled throttling).
posted on Mar 20, 2015, 4:24 PM 0
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