Snapdragon 820 SoC rumored to have overheating issues just like the Snapdragon 810 chipset

Snapdragon 820 SoC rumored to have overheating issues just like the Snapdragon 810 chipset
Once talk about the overheating Snapdragon 810 SoC started to go viral, the reports were met by comments from some phone buyers that they were going to wait until the release of the Snapdragon 820 before buying their next handset. If a tweet from tipster Ricciolo is legit, you might want to wait for the appearance of the Snapdragon 830 before spending your hard earned money on a new phone.

The tweet disseminated by Ricciolo today states that the Snapdragon 810 chipset and its successor (the Snapdragon 820) are "not so different in terms of HEAT issues." The tipster, who refers to himself as a Technology Secret Agent, suggests that phone buyers hold out for the launch of the Snapdragon 830. The latter won't be available until the third quarter of 2016.

According to Chinese analyst Pan Jiutang, Qualcomm will start shipping the Snapdragon 820 SoC in December of this year. The first phone to employ it, according to the analyst, will be the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus.

The Snapdragon 820 features new 64-bit cores home grown by Qualcomm. These four Kyro cores have a maximum clock speed of 3GHz.

Ricciolo hasn't posted any evidence that backs up his comments, and there is no anecdotal evidence that suggests that the Snapdragon 820 overheats. For now, we recommend taking his comments with a grain of salt until there is some solid proof that what he says is true.

source: @Ricciolo1 via



1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

More Portable heaters on the way. Exynos to dominate and Other OEMs will have to rely on Qualcomm or switch to Media Tek.

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

clocked at 3ghz, quite plausible... clock it to 2.5ghz, problem solved... by the way, isn't it just a rumor to bring another havoc in qualcomm's folio?

14. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Definitely a fake rumour. Heat is probably their primary focus right now. They're not going to fk up a second time.

16. strawhat67

Posts: 66; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Goodbye Qualcomm... Now Exynos is the new king!

124. Simona unregistered

+ Kirin and Mediatek

145. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Exynos is not powerfull as Snapdragon that why its less overheat

123. Simona unregistered

Will NEVER buy smartphone wih CrapDragon it suppose to call Fire Dragon ! Stupidly increasing MHz ..pointless .. Smartphone is NOT PC that you can upgrade and add water coolings.. for fcuk sake !! Smartphone HAS limits due to its size for Christ sake .. when everybody will realise that !!

135. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me

31. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yep another propaganda as usual.

82. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Beauty of Android: FireDragons

83. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

-s? Theyre's just one problematic SoC. Stop whining.

104. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

How do you know that at 2.5 ghz the problem will be solved if you never used the SoC?

118. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

More gHz with more cores=more heat

126. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

ghz is the biggest reason for heat, that and design

144. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

As if the 810 wasn't a lesson for Qualcomm... They take all this time to come out with another pancake device.

15. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Inside a modern CPU are features to prevent damage through "overheating". In the event of cooling failure, the CPU will throttle then shut down beyond a critical temperature threshold to avoid "damage".

21. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

No shi*t I don't think you understand tmost mos people don't want throttled chips

32. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Then dont take the Exynos its trottle like hell after like 20 min of gaming. You wont notice it because no game currently even use half the GPU of newer flagship level chipset. Only place you will see it is in benchmark. Do same benchmark for an hours and compare result.

47. Shocky unregistered

You're full of crap as usual with nothing to backup your empty claims.

67. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Sammy hater boy, the article is about SD.

71. alex3run

Posts: 715; Member since: May 18, 2014

You're here again and again you say bulls**t about the things you do not even know. Games do note utilize the full GPU power? FALSE, dont trust this people. I have done a lot of tests so I can say that a lot of games use full GPU power. For some games this even isn't enough - the fps drops sometimes.

142. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

You mean people buy phones to do benchmarks for hours everyday? stupid logic.

153. Shocky unregistered

Don't listen to this idiot, he doesn't have a clue what hes talking about, he's a known liar. I use gamebench which monitors performance in games and what he's saying is completely untrue.

30. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

More troll doing propaganda yay. idiots!

53. waddup121 unregistered

gg. Exynos won 2015

109. DavidPro

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 24, 2015

Why can't they switch to nvidia?

127. Shocky unregistered

There is no viable option from nvidia.

132. rubertus

Posts: 57; Member since: Oct 07, 2014

Still there's no evidence at all, nothing, it's a baseless rumour. We need a phone to test it, to run and monitor.

3. alouden unregistered

If true, I guess I'll be purchasing Samsung phones going forward, assuming they are using Exynos chips.

85. may_czos

Posts: 955; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

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