Last week Qualcomm dismissed the Snapdragon 810 overheating rumours, suggesting that the next-gen processor functions “as expected”, though the California-based chipmaker conceded that the 810 “will not be in the upcoming design cycle of a large customer's flagship device.” Samsung? Most likely.
As such, Qualcomm has rallied the troops and fired out a slightly odd press release with various manufacturers singing the Snapdragon 810’s praises.
The fact that South Korea’s Samsung doesn’t appear among the otherwise-healthy list of manufacturers all but confirms that the Galaxy S6 processor will be exclusively Exynos (Samsung’s in-house brand).
Taiwan’s HTC doesn’t appear either, but we won’t read too much into that for now. It’s widely expected that the HTC One M9/Hima spec sheet will include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.
So, we already know the LG G Flex 2 and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro will rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810; Sony’s presence on the press release adds credence to the notion of the Xperia Z4 packing the 810, while high-end 810-powered flagships from Motorola and Oppo aren’t too much of a surprise either.
Arguably the most interesting name on the list is Microsoft. Unless I’m very much mistaken (feel free to correct me below), no Lumia Windows Phone to date has included anything beyond the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800; that’s what powers the current Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 flagships.
A Lumia 2015 flagship with Windows 10 and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810? Count us in!