Sony allegedly battling with Snapdragon 810 heat dissipation from the thin Xperia Z4

Sony allegedly battling with Snapdragon 810 heat dissipation from the thin Xperia Z4
While Sony might not announce its Xperia Z4 flagship before Q2 draws to a close, we already know some specs from leaked benchmarks, and the overall chassis appearance from a few frames that popped up recently. The Geekbench database, for instance, lists a mysterious Sony device that runs Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm MSM8994 processor - which is none other than the Snapdragon 810.

Qualcomm already mentioned Sony in a puff piece about the Snapdragon 810 chipset's virtues, so there is every chance that this is what the Xperia Z4 will be using. Famed leakster Ricciolo, however, is tipping that Sony might be looking for engineering solutions to dissipate the arguably significant amount of heat that Snapdragon 810 generates, without compromising the chassis structure of what might be one of the thinnest flagships around when it lands. 

Well, Sony is the company that just gave us the world's thinnest slate - the Xperia Z4 Tablet - and this one is powered by an 810 processor, but, of course, there's much more surface for heat dissipation on a 10" slate than on a compact smartphone. Still, we have a firm belief in Sony's engineering prowess, and can't wait for the final Xperia Z4 design to emerge.

Sony allegedly battling with Snapdragon 810 heat dissipation from the thin Xperia Z4
source: Ricciolo (Twitter)

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66 Comments

1. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Qualcomm literally has more fires to put out :/

9. cheetah2k

Posts: 2140; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Sony should buy some Exynos 7420's .. Just sayin :D

30. Finalflash

Posts: 4061; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Really hoping for Samsung and Nvidia to succeed in the smartphone space because QC has sat on their laurels a bit too long now. The only monopoly in the Android space left is the processor space with QC ruling the top while MT fights for the bottom. Can't wait for the processor and GPU space to light up.

60. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

What battle? All of them are using Stock ARM cores. Don't be excited. They aren't even designing a thing themselves. The only reason Exynos doesn't have as much heat issues is because they manufacture in 14nm.

43. may_czos

Posts: 954; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

That's not going to happen, they need to keep up with their own demand first plus they won't help their competitors.

54. adeeb

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

That can happen if sony gives better money than Sammys Handset division because at samsung most of the divisions say semiconductor division are independent of other.

66. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Japan's technology is always top notch not gonna be surprised if they'll pull this off .

17. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I think I'm going to wait to get any flagship this year... with all the heat issues 810 is having. I know there will be a point that mobile CPU will hit a wall with the speed vs heat struggle. But I'm sure everything will be resolve soon.

35. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

+1 I second that motion, there's no way I'm going to be their beta tester. I'll wait until everyones problems are fixed. Otherwise, I have no problem purchasing last year's flavor. Besides, at least they are waterproof.

46. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

well Samsung isn't having any problems lol exynos ftw

48. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm , just buy the s6 or s6 edge as it as the best cpu going all year (to note5 anyways)

53. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I might wait and see what Note 5 has to offer. It'll be epic :D

56. Btank4evr

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 09, 2015

Probably the same design as the S6, but definitely bringing the SD card slot back. Won't be as thin, maybe just as thin as it is now because they also need to put in the S pen in the design.

61. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Apple A8 has the best performance per core. And in a dual core config, does not throttle under any circumstances. Even running GFX bench for hours. Is this the speed vs heat struggle you speak of? Apple already has solved it.

55. waddup121 unregistered

I'mma just undervolt the s*it out of it when I get my hands on it.

2. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

Fall of the dragon, they better change the name to snaphoenix.

4. DanteTheGreat

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

Why? Dragons breathe fire, as far I'm concerned they are living up to their name. :D

39. kerginaldo17 unregistered

That's true.lol

52. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Breathing fire is awesome. It shows power. Phoenix is pure fire, itself is in flames. Sounds more like 810 hehe

3. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

With the pioneered liquid pipe cooling technology started with the Z2 onwards, I firmly believe Sony can put the fire out of the SD810 with the Z4.

5. TyrionLannister unregistered

liquid cooling doesn't do any magic and cool the device down. The heat just moves away from processor, it's still inside the device.

8. RajRicardo

Posts: 479; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

Yup. Also it's of no use...my Z3 heats up like hell.

16. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yup my sister's Z2 gets pretty warm as well, maybe he meant actual water cooling like submerging it in water? LOL

36. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Closed in device, waterproofing. Why many devices are overheating.

14. josephnero

Posts: 773; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Z2 is the coolest phone i have ever used coming from S4

19. TyrionLannister unregistered

I can confirm that you've used all s**tty phones if Z2 is the coolest you've used. You should use an M8, s5 or note 4. They're cool as a cocumber.

23. josephnero

Posts: 773; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

s**tty phones?so you admit S4 was a s**tty phone?and yes i have used many phones before you even became sammy paid troll master

25. TyrionLannister unregistered

You should sit on ice. Your a$$ must be burning. Yes, s4 heats up a lot.

33. josephnero

Posts: 773; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

you have been very active this month kid.i hope a good paycheck is coming from sammy.how much do you earn every?10$?

49. mngdew

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 28, 2011

S5 is one hot cucumber. Whenever I installed a new custom rom, it gets so hot that gives me a pop up message with overheat message.

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