Over the past several years, Qualcomm has been seen as the leader in smartphone chipsets. However last year Qualcomm seems to have taken a bit of a hit when it was revealed that the Snapdragon 810 chipset, supposed to be their most powerful chipset to date, was prone to overheating.
Safe to say 2015 has been a rough year for the company, and it looks like 2016 might not bode so well for the company either. Even before the Snapdragon 820 has made its way to into handsets, there have been reports of the chipset apparently facing similar heating issues. So much so that Qualcomm had to come forward via Weibo in China to deny those claims.
Like we said, the Snapdragon 820 has not been officially released and as it stands, there are no handsets that features the processor. The closest thing we’ve come to hearing about it overheating was a couple of days ago. The report then claimed that Samsung was apparently helping Qualcomm “fix” the Snapdragon 820.
It was suggested that Samsung is doing all they can to ensure that the Snapdragon 820 has no issues for when it makes its way into the Galaxy S7. This includes modifying the microprocessor control program, and there has even been talks that heat pipes could be installed to help dissipate the heat.
In any case it’s best taken with a grain of salt for now, but from what we heard, the Snapdragon 820 is said to be quite a beast, so hopefully these rumors are really rumors. Either way we’ll need to wait until an actual Snapdragon 820 handset is released to see if those overheating claims are true.