Snapdragon 810 fails to achieve sales targets

Snapdragon 810 SoC has been a well known name among the chipsets for smartphones. Many of the famous and successful smartphones are powered by the Snapdragon 810 by Qualcomm with a good level of performance. However, its performance has been tampered by the overheating issue surfaced in many of devices in recent months. The overheating propensity of the chipset has not only affected its fame but also the expected shipment which was initially boosted to be very high.

The reports of overheating issues were also admitted by Sony which has confirmed earlier that the revised version 2.1 used in the Xperia Z4 and Xperia Z3+, is facing the issue. As a first solution it is suggested to the users of both devices to keep their phones off while they are on charging to skip the overheat issue.

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The immediate cure suggested doesn’t seem working. Really, this is a messy solution for devices which consume too much power and require connecting with charging sources various times a day. But Sony also mulls options for a permanent solution as it has announced a software update to arrive this summer. The software updates seems to consider the overheat issue as a primary task to deal with.

As the chipset loses a bit of its credibility some other faults also begins surfacing. For instance, many of the users who have already faced the overheat issue now reports issues with the build quality of the chipset. These are enough issues to affect the demand of the chipset as many of its clients are considering other options.

The clients of the Snapdragon 810 SoC include a number of key manufacturers including Samsung which has now decided to switch to its own manufactured chipsets. Samsung has made its Exynos 7420 for its famous Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices. Therefore, we may find Samsung’s Exynos chipsets replacing the Snapdragon in the production.

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