There are still concerns about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating, with the HTC One M9 reportedly getting hot enough to cook an egg, but there’s, eh, promising news about the chip’s successor.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 815, which hasn’t actually been announced yet, supposedly runs cooler than the troubled Snapdragon 810.
STJS claims to have gotten its hands on some internal heat testing results from Qualcomm, with the headline being that the Snapdragon 815 runs cooler than both the Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 801.
In the interest of fairness, the chips were tested on identical devices using 5in Full HD displays with 3GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and cellular both disabled, and pushed to their respective limits by Asphalt 8 Airborne, a graphics-intensive racing game.
The results suggested the Qualcomm Snapdragon 815 was relatively cool at 38 degrees, with the Snapdragon 810 and Snapdragon 801 coming in at 44 and 42 degrees respectively.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 story has been a strange one. With the Galaxy S6, Samsung bailed on Qualcomm entirely, though some suggest that’s purely with the intention of becoming more self-reliant.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 isn’t problematic, as it also powers the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, and is expected to pop up in the LG G4 and Sony Xperia Z4.