According to the latest reports, Qualcomm is developing an updated version of the SoC for Samsung to use. The new release will be available to the Korean company in March. The piece of news comes as a bit of an acknowledgement by Qualcomm of the chipset’s issues, which the company has strenuously denied so far.
Bloomberg had reported that Samsung will reportedly not be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC inside the Galaxy S6 flagship that’s expected to be unveiled at MWC 2015 at Barcelona in March.
Bloomberg citing people with direct knowledge of the matter claimed that Samsung has decided not to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipsets due to overheating issues found during its testing. Analysts have said the Snapdragon 810 chip has been dealing with a variety of performance issues that may not be corrected in time for the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is featured in a number of already announced top-tier smartphones, including the LG G Flex2 and the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro. It is unclear whether the updated version will be available to those companies too or it will be a Samsung exclusive.
Earlier this week, LG, who is using Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset on its upcoming G Flex 2, had denied any overheating problems with Qualcomm Inc’s new Snapdragon processor. LG’s Woo said on Thursday that internal tests for the G Flex2, powered by the new Qualcomm processor, show that the new product emits less heat than other existing devices. The new phone is scheduled to start selling in South Korea on Jan. 30.