A far-fetched rumor out of Korea today suggests that some of the most highly anticipated flagships of the coming year might be delayed due to issues with the Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm. This chip is expected to more flagships like the Galaxy S6 and the LG G4 to name a few, it may even be found in the likes of HTC One (M9).
So what exactly are the issues that this processor is facing? According to the report Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is facing overheating problems at various voltage levels which is directly resulting into under-performance, and that’s an issue that no OEM would want to have in its flagship, or any other device for that matter.
But this isn’t the only problem being reported. Apparently the RAM controller is causing many headaches over at Qualcomm, apart from the possibility that the Adreno 430 graphics processor is also proving to be problematic.
These issues are being cited as the reasons behind production delay, which would inevitably lead to delays in devices that are supposed to be powered by the Snapdragon 810.
Samsung does release certain variants of its flagships with its own Exynos processors, but it isn’t likely for the Korean giant to give up on Qualcomm’s processors altogether. LG introduced its own NUCLUN processors recently but those are rumored to be faulty so it will have to wait on Qualcomm as well for processors for the LG G4.
The company is tightlipped on this report as yet so no official confirmation from Qualcomm as yet regarding issues with its next major processor.