Just last week we had heard the rumors that Samsung was planning on replacing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipsets inside the upcoming Galaxy S6 with Samsung’s own Exynos chipsets instead. Prior to this, the rumors claimed that there would be two variants – a Qualcomm and an Exynos variant.
The rumor said that this was due to the Snapdragon 810 allegedly facing overheating issues. If you were a tad skeptical about that rumor, it seems that Bloomberg’s own sources have confirmed it. The publication writes that Samsung will indeed be dropping the Snapdragon 810 from the Galaxy S6.
Bloomberg’s sources are also claiming the same overheating issue. Apparently the Snapdragon 810 has been found to overheat on random occasions. Qualcomm has yet to confirm this but this isn’t the first time we have heard about potential issues plaguing the chipset. However we should note that there are other handsets out there that will be relying on the Snapdragon 810, so we’re not sure why it is only Samsung who has decided to stop using it.
It is unclear as to how big a difference in power the Snapdragon 810 will be compared to Samsung’s own Exynos chipset, but we reckon that it should be roughly on par as it has been shown in the past, but either way we guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens when Samsung makes the handset official. Until then do take it with a grain of salt for now.