Snapdragon 820 chipset reportedly overheats in testing; Samsung to the rescue?

Snapdragon 820 chipset reportedly overheats in testing; Samsung to the rescue?
For those who were counting on the Snapdragon 820 chipset to wash away the memory of the overheating Snapdragon 810 chip, there is some bad news. Reports are circulating that the Snapdragon 820 SoC overheats like its predecessor. With Samsung manufacturing the Snapdragon 820, and planning on employing the chip for certain versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the manufacturer is working on a solution.

One report says that Samsung will try to fix the software with a patch that it plans on delivering inside of a month. If that fails, the company could add a "radiating pipe" that would help draw the heat out of the chip. Samsung is using the 14nm FinFET process in manufacturing the eagerly awaited component. The Snapdragon 820 SoC has 40% faster graphics performance, and consumes 40% less battery power than the Snapdragon 810 chip, which was built by TSMC using the 20nm process.

Many upcoming flagship models like the Xiaomi Mi 5 and the aforementioned Galaxy S7, and high-end models expected from LG and HTC, are being designed with the Snapdragon 820 in mind. If overheating is an issue with the Snapdragon 820 SoC (and not everyone says that it is), it could put Qualcomm in a financial dark hole that it might never recover from. 

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source: BusinessKorea via GforGames


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