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New Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Solves Overheating Issues

News by admin on Wednesday May 06, 2015.

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LG launched the G4 flagship smartphone last week and surprised many by announcing it with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 and not the beefier Snapdragon 810. With Motorola apparently doing the same with the next Moto X and Samsung shunning Qualcomm altogether for the most part, the pressure is on. The Snapdragon 810 has been plagued with overheating issues and we wrote after the G4 launched that we wouldn't be surprised if Qualcomm quickly replaced it with a new flagship chipset.

Well, the company has apparently done the next best thing and has built a revised Snapdragon 810 processor, and apparently it boasts better problems and deals with the overheating issue. This revised version of the chip is said to be running in the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, a smartphone that was announced back in January but received its official Chinese roll out today.

The device has been benchmarked and is running the Snapdragon 810 v2.1, with the chip posting some impressive performance scores. In fact, it is apparently even blitzing the Snapdragon 810 that is found in the HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2. Aside from the improved clock speed and performance, the 810 v2.1 is apparently dealing well in terms of thermal resistance, seemingly solving the main issue with this chip.

It is unclear whether this will mean the likes of LG will announce a revised G4 with the Snapdragon 810 in due course, or whether Motorola will now opt for the improved chip.

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