Xiaomi Mi5 delayed thanks to issues with the Snapdragon 810 SoC; HTC J Butterfly feeling the heat

Xiaomi Mi5 delayed thanks to issues with the Snapdragon 810 SoC; HTC J Butterfly feeling the heat
After Sony came out last week and admitted that the Sony Xperia Z3+ and Sony Xperia Z4 were experiencing overheating issues thanks to the Snapdragon 810 SoC, more misery seeped out of HTC and Xiaomi's camp today. The already released HTC J Butterfly is now taking it on the chin with talk that the Snapdragon 810 chipset is turning the top-shelf smartphone into a warming tray. Add that to other problems that this model has had with poor battery life and an unresponsive touchscreen, and this is one Butterfly that doesn't seem ready to take flight.

While the HTC One M9 also employs the Snapdragon 810 chip, the manufacturer throttles the clock speed of the SoC on that model under certain conditions, in order to prevent the chipset from reaching the high temperatures that have afflicted it on other models. Other variants of the HTC One M9, like the HTC One M9+ use MediaTek chips and aren't expected to be offered in Europe or the U.S.

Xiaomi's sequel to its flagship Xiaomi Mi 4 has not yet been unveiled. Still, the phone is affected by the overheating Snapdragon 810 SoC. Earlier this month, we passed along a report that the Xiaomi Mi5 and Xiaomi Mi5 Plus would both feature the Snapdragon 820 chipset under their respective hoods. While this would seem to eliminate any problems generated by the Snapdragon 810, the Mi5 and Mi5 Plus could both be delayed unil the Snapdragon 820 is ready to ship in numbers.

Xiaomi already uses a handful of patented thermal controls on the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro in an attempt to ward off overheating problems with the Snapdragon 810. But if these patents really solved all of the problems, Xiaomi might not have decided to wait for Qualcomm to mass produce the Snapdragon 820.

Yesterday, we told you that thanks to the overheating problem, Qualcomm will be shipping a lower number of Snapdragon 810 chip sets than originally forecast. While that is not surprising, back in May the chipmaker's VP of marketing said that the Snapdragon 810 never did overheat on a commercial device.

source: UDN (translated), TechNews.tw (translated)

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1. letosaw

Posts: 135; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Flagship slayer of 2015 : Snapdrgaon 810.

11. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

OnePlus must be so jealous.

16. Shocky unregistered

The OnePlus Two will be using Snapdragon 810. :D

19. Simona unregistered

another fail

23. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Should have gone Intel!

64. devilz

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 28, 2008

or Exynos

15. waddup121 unregistered


18. Simona unregistered

xiaomi ar stupid .. they haven't learned ALREADY?? that shtdragon 810 is crap ?? are they for real ?? idiots

26. TezzaBP

Posts: 274; Member since: May 18, 2015

Wait what? They're holding off because they don't WANT to use the Snapdragon 810, that way they won't have the heat issues

36. Simona unregistered

but is says DELAYED .. that is why i said why the hell they even messing with 810 .. they supposed to go straight with different ..

46. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

You are the idiot for not understanding this overheating issue is the big little implimentation thats make it. Not a single HTC M9 came back to my store with overheating not a single one and we sold a lots! But we had load of S6 thats got super hot and then turn off and never wanted to turn back on we even had some case thats the protective case melted on the phone lol. But hey listen to the propaganda if you want. But try to find the source ... The first place this suposed overheating issue appeared and you will understand.

56. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

And the article itself mentioned that the reason is because a software update throttles the performance to prevent that; The phone should be more powerful than it is is.

59. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

All phones get hot when when you use its max power even the S6 gets hot it's normal for every CPU to produce heat the only thing with SD 810 is, is that it compared to Samsung exynos with is superior due to 14nm manufacturing and all the temperature tests are useless and unrealistic i remember a note 2 producing a lot of heat when multitasking and gaming why no one mentioned that?

65. singhkaran9830 unregistered

SD810 used in HTC one M9 also uses big.LITTLE arch that is why it also overheats.This might be true that this arch is responsible for overheating.

29. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

It is a pity. The 810 is a well featured cpu but unfortunately it got rushed out due 64 bit pressure.

45. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Its the big little architecture thats is a faillure. I got load of S6 and S6 edge comming back to store with overheating. The phone never ever show you the pannel its just get so hot its break or the case melt on it lol. Samsung put the overheat bar super high so you dont know its overheating but it is. Its the OEM thats decide when the phone trottle and thats how Samsung artficially boost the numbers. They did it on all past device...

57. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Lol stop with that efing bulls**t already.. my 2 months old s6 never ever get hot even when i recharge it... what a loser you are kid.. lol..

61. kamejoko

Posts: 252; Member since: Nov 10, 2011

Seeder for qualcomm? 5433 is cooler than s805. 7420 build on 14nm finfet. Hot? Big seeder.

63. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Stop with your made up stories, no one cares. You've been at it for weeks now, spreading this sludge around.

67. thunderc8

Posts: 98; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

you are full of bull**t. And ofcourse you wont see any HTC M9 overheating have you seen its actual speed? thats why it has so low perfomance.

2. nuldolor5x.com unregistered

Snapdrgaon 810 again, Please I need gloves for next phone, Which one is heat proof?

20. Simona unregistered

ull need like cooling pads

3. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Yeah, the beauty of Android lol.

5. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

What does this have to do with Android? Dammit, it's Qualcomm's fault! If you wanna troll, at least make some sense! Bobby busting shit outta his mouth again. Smh.

8. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Name me one non-Android product with SD810.

10. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

With your logic, all Apple products are half-baked because of iTunes.

31. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Damn, iTunes is a freakin nightmare to use any more. All these "updates" really killed it for me. Thank God that Android isn't dependent on iTunes.

43. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sad but true. Would you not like to be able to just take a movie files from your computer and drag and drop to your iphone? To be able to read several video format? To be able to use your phone as a USB key when needed? ( Whitout having to block a part of your memory to create a partition on your phone just for thats ) Those are the limitation of itune.

62. -ARTE-

Posts: 80; Member since: Jun 14, 2015

Every time this Jakelee posts, we just shut him up. And he very replies back.

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

1-2 posts and no reply afterwards aka I have no idea what i am doing in here lol

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