Report: Snapdragon 810 shipments to fall short of original forecasts

Report: Snapdragon 810 shipments to fall short of original forecasts
Considering all of the talk about the Snapdragon 810 SoC's propensity to overheat, is it any wonder that reports now say that shipments of the chipset will fall short of original forecasts? Consider that Sony itself has confirmed that the revised 2.1 version of the chipset still overheats. The manufacturer told owners of the Sony Xperia Z4 and Sony Xperia Z3+ to power off the phone while charging, and at various times during the day. Sony says that both phones, which supposedly feature the Snapdragon 810 v. 2.1 under the hood, will get a software update this summer to solve the problem.

In addition to the overheating, those familiar with the issue say that the chip also has an problem with the quality of its build. That is a direct cut at TSMC since the Snapdragon 810 is based on the company's 20nm process. TSMC is reportedly starting mass production this month of the Apple A9 chip, based on the 16nm process. As soon as next year, the company will be producing chips using the 10nm process.

Samsung is the one company that is benefitting from the Snapdragon 810's issues. This year, Samsung decided to employ its own Exynos 7420 chipset in the entire Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge production run. In the past, Sammy would use its own home grown Exynos SoC on a limited number of Galaxy S models in Europe. Handsets headed for the U.S. were stuffed with Snapdragon chipsets instead.

Interestingly, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus (or perhaps named the Samsung Galaxy S6 Note), rumored to be a larger-screened version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, is said to feature the Snapdragon 808 SoC. This chip includes a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU and is used to power the LG G4.

source: MyDrivers (translated) via XiaomiToday

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