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Snapdragon 810 is one of the least overheating processors, LG says

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Snapdragon 810 is one of the least overheating processors, LG says
Yesterday, a Bloomberg report quoted unidentified resources, claiming that Samsung has decided to ditch Qualcomm's latest and greatest in mobile SoCs – the Snapdragon 810. Word is that Sammy's been having trouble with random overheating issues and decided to just go with its own, homebrew Exynos chips.

This is not the first time we've heard such rumors – the SD 810 has been collecting a lot of bad rep before it is even in mass production, suggesting overheating and driver issues, memory controller mishaps, and generally – unreliability and delays.

How much of this is true - we can't know for sure. So, what about the 2015 flagships that were already announced – such as the LG G Flex 2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro? Did these manufacturers manage to curb overheating issues?

Well, LG's vice president of mobile, Woo Ram-chan, commented on the supposed obstacle, while on a press event for the new G Flex 2. According to him, the Snapdragon 810-equipped banana phone actually emits less heat than other smartphones at the moment, and he really did not understand how the overheating report could be true.

Of course, Samsung may just want to move its flagships entirely to home-made chips, so it could reduce costs and have greater control over its smartphones, both on the software and hardware ends. The overheating rumor could be either a misunderstanding, or a fluke. Naturally, there could also be some truth to it, but then, we'd be calling LG liars. We guess we'll just let time tell.

source: Reuters

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