Xiaomi Mi Note Pro With Snapdragon 810 Overheats
It is no secret that Qualcomm has encountered a speed bump as far as rolling out their fastest and most powerful chipset to this year’s generation of smartphones are concerned. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC has been accused of causing devices that are equipped with it to be prone to overheating, a claim that have been rubbished by Qualcomm themselves just recently.
But it doesn’t help matters when there are more and more users account reporting just that. The latest bad news for Qualcomm involve the Snapdragon 810-powered Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, which was just launched in China just last week.
Owners of the Mi Note Pro are claiming that their new purchases are blighted by some serious problems such as overheating too much while charging and burned-out displays that result in them not being able to recognize inputs. Worse, there are reports of some units failing completely due to burned motherboards.
So is the chipset really the culprit? Pre-production units of the HTC One M9 have shown signs of overheating but the problem appears to have gone away on production units. LG has also vehemently denied that the LG G Flex 2 suffers from such problem but oddly enough choose to use the Snapdragon 808 in their latest release, the G4. On the other hand, Samsung has decided to shun Snapdragon and use their own Exynos processor instead to power the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
The intriguing drama continues while Qualcomm is working on the Snapdragon 820, reportedly with Samsung.