Qualcomm Refutes Claims Of Snapdragon 820 Overheating Issues
Rumors claimed that Qualcomm is experiencing overheating issues with its Snapdragon 820 processor. However, the company has refuted these claims, saying the rumors are false.
In a post via the company's Weibo page, Qualcomm rebuked the claims of its Snapdragon 820 processor suffering from overheating issues. Rumors of the Snapdragon 820 overheating follow the firestorm of criticism Qualcomm received over the overheating issues plaguing the Snapdragon 810.
"The rumors circulating in the media regarding Snapdragon 820 performance are false. The Snapdragon 820 improves on all IP blocks and is fabricated in the second generation of the 14nm process technology. It is meeting all of our specifications, but more importantly it is satisfying the thermal and performance specifications from our OEMs," says Qualcomm.
A recent report stated that Samsung was planning to modify the processors control program in a bid to resolve the issue. Should that fail, then Samsung, the South Korean giant that allegedly wants to use the Snapdragon 820 in its 2016 flagship device, the Galaxy S7, may decide to use heat radiating pipes to help improve the heat dissipation.
As previously mentioned, this isn't the first time Qualcomm has come face-to-face with heat issues and allegations. The company's Snapdragon 810 processor has come under fire in recent times for causing too much heat, and this has been going on since the launch of the processor.
Several companies that had made plans to use the processor in premium smartphones had to seek ways of getting around the heating issue themselves, or opt for other processors altogether.
Microsoft's new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL devices are both using the Snapdragon 810 processor, but the company took additional measures. To combat the heating problem, Microsoft has added something it calls "liquid cooling." With this extra precaution, Microsoft expects the processor to perform more efficiently.
OnePlus is also having heat issues with the same processor, which is why the company added thermal gel and graphite to the processor in its OnePlus 2 smartphone.
If Qualcomm continues to suffer from heat problems with its latest processors, manufacturers might be forced to shift to another competitor in the market that has been lurking for years. That competitor is no other than Intel.