News by Luke Jones on Wednesday June 10, 2015.
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Things are really not going well for Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor. The chipset has been pegged as causing overheating problems (despite being a good performer), something Qualcomm denied only to see evidence of overheating persisting in the Sony Xperia Z3+. Now the leading Japanese carrier (DoCoMo) is piling on the pressure by putting an overheating warning on smartphones with the Snapdragon 810.The handsets in questions on DoCoMo's portfolio are the Sony Xperia Z4, the Sharp Aqous Zeta SA-03G, and the Fujitsu Arrows F-04G. Each will now carry a sticker warning users about overheating and to ensure they keep their data backed up. It really is a disaster for Qualcomm, not to mention the manufacturers of the smartphones that will now be sold with a warning. The carrier is also saying that users should turn their phone off while charging and switch to tablets at home. Surely this is hugely off putting for consumers and we suspect manufacturers using this chipset will be forced to take action soon.
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