The rumours of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating continue to swirl, and while there’s no official confirmation of the figurative fire, there’s a hell of a lot of smoke.
We heard a fairly sketchy report last week saying the Samsung Galaxy S6 had “dumped” the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, courtesy of hit-and-miss DigiTimes, but now Bloomberg concurs.
There’s little room for interpretation in the headline Samsung Drops Qualcomm Chip From Next Galaxy Phone. That’ll be the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.
For what it’s worth, Bloomberg credits “people with direct knowledge of the matter”, and while that still doesn’t mean it’s so, we’re seriously starting to wonder what’s going on with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.
Particular concerns include the fact that at least two high-profile phones have already been announced with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, namely the LG G Flex 2 and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. The HTC Hima and Sony Xperia Z4 are/were expected to follow suit.
Samsung, at least, has the option of falling back on its own in-house Exynos processors.
Even leaving the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 and its supposed overheating issues aside, the sources say Samsung is looking to “become more self-reliant and boost its own processor-making division”, spending $15 billion on a spanking new factory.
To be fair, the smartphone industry as a whole has probably been overly reliant on Qualcomm, and THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS. Time to spread the love, boys.