The Snapdragon 810 has been the focus of high-end smartphone conversation for the past few weeks, but not for the benchmark-topping reasons Qualcomm might’ve hoped.
Overheating has been the key word, but we’re told the much-discussed – but never officially confirmed – Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 issues have been resolved, with mass production imminent.
We’re playing Chinese Whispers here, as G 4 Games relays word from the Weibo account of some analyst type guy.
In turn, said analyst gives credit to insiders at NSMC, the chaps who actually put together the Snapdragon 810 on Qualcomm’s behalf.
We’re told Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 mass production will get underway around mid-March, which fits loosely with the notion of 810-rocking phones being announced at Mobile World Congress earlier in the month, and released in April. Ish.
For what it’s worth, Qualcomm has maintained that the Snapdragon 810 has performed “as expected”, and that the chip remains on schedule for release in the first half of 2015. That all sounds suitably, er, vague.
While there seems to have been a whole lot of smoke and not much fire (LG downplayed the whole Snapdragon 810 overheating thing, too), Qualcomm confirmed that it’s lost at least one major client, most likely Samsung.
We will, however, see high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 flagships from Microsoft, Sony, Motorla and Oppo; that much is certain.
How do you feel about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 overheating rumours? Are you put off investing in an 810-powered phone before it gets the all-clear, or are you steadfastly ravenous for super-fast processing action?