LG: what Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating problem?

LG: what Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating problem?Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard a detailed report about various issues with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, coupled with idea of the Samsung Galaxy S6 moving away from the processor (DigiTimes)– or even ditching it entirely (Bloomberg).

Qualcomm still hasn’t said anything either way, but an LG VP – for one – doesn’t know what all the fuss is about.

That’s the story over on Reuters, with exclusive speech bubbles from Woo Ram-chan, LG vice president for mobile product planning.

The concern is that a number of imminent smartphones will be reliant on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, including the LG G Flex 2, which launched at CES 2015 earlier this month.

But our friend Woo Ram-chan “doesn’t understand” what all the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating chat is about.

"I am very much aware of the various concerns in the market about the (Qualcomm Snapdragon) 810, but the chip's performance is quite satisfactory."

That’s sounds quite reassuring, though he could simply be trying to play it down. Or are we being too cynical?

For what it’s worth, Qualcomm initially downplayed the rumours, saying the Snapdragon 810 was still “on track” for a vague 2Q15 release. Personally, we’d appreciate something a little more concrete, considering the chip was first announced nine months ago.

But hey, again, maybe we’re being overly cynical, and Woo Ram-chan says it’s all good. Convinced?

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