The Snapdragon 810 is supposedly in the works from Qualcomm, and rumors about it overheating and having trouble with the GPU have been flying around ever since the company first announced the chipset at the end of last year. These rumors have been on and off, confirmed and unconfirmed for the past few weeks. Most people around the internet and insiders from Qualcomm are saying that the Snapdragon 810 does have overheating issues which might not be resolved in time for MWC 2015, when most flagships supposedly signed up for the chipset should be launched.
The HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4 are all slated for an MWC release date, and all of them should come with the new Snapdragon 810 CPU, as seen on the LG G Flex 2 and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. Now the weird thing: the Snapdragon 810 seems to have overheating issues which would delay the manufacturing process of the chipset and the aforementioned phones, too.
That in turn means that these OEMs might not be able to launch their flagships when they would have liked to, being forced to delay because of the Snapdragon 810 overheating issues. Samsung is already allegedly working on an Exynos-variant of the Galaxy S6 and its partner, the Galaxy S6 Edge. But HTC and LG don’t have readily available, powerful processors of their own just yet. LG does have its Nuclun-CPU ready, but that chipset isn’t really promising just yet and it still doesn’t seem to be a finished mobile chipset.
Another rumor about the Snapdragon 810 is a bit more confusing: reportedly, Qualcomm will design a “special version” of the Snapdragon 810 just for the Galaxy S6. That doesn’t sound too nice, does it? It would be a bit unfair if Qualcomm provided Samsung with a Snapdragon 810, but kept the “special” model exclusive to the company, when Qualcomm is supposed to provide the same CPU for other smartphone manufacturers, too.
From what we can tell, judging by Qualcomm statements as well as press releases from companies and interviews taken from official representatives, the chip-maker should be ready with a “special version” of the Snapdragon 810 by March. That still doesn’t sound like a great timeline, as it would delay the manufacturing process of the Galaxy S6 anyhow. Whichever the case may be, we are inclined to trust Qualcomm when they say the Snapdragon 810 doesn’t have any serious overheating issues, as proven by the LG G Flex 2.