As you might have heard, Samsung could be dropping Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 from its upcoming Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues, or at least that’s what the rumors are saying. However if the newer reports are to be believed, it seems that Qualcomm is working on a fix that will address those issues specifically for Samsung.
Qualcomm is said to be working on a solution for the chip’s heat emissions and that they are expected to provide Samsung with the updated chipsets in March, although we’re not sure if this might be in time for the Galaxy S6 to go on sale. Given that we have heard that the phone will be announced in March, there is a good chance that the early batches of the Galaxy S6 could be pure Exynos, and that the Snapdragon 810 models will be delayed.
However we have also heard reports from other OEMs who are using the Snapdragon 810, such as LG, who have claimed that they are not experiencing any overheating issues themselves. LG is using the Snapdragon 810 chipset in the LG G Flex 2 but some have speculated that the phone’s Full HD display could require less power than the Galaxy S6’s rumored QHD display, which is why it isn’t as prone to overheating.
In any case we guess we will just have to wait for Samsung’s official announcement, which will hopefully be at MWC 2015 in March, to find out the truth, so do check back with us then for all the official details.