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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Actually Overheats Less Than Snapdragon 801, According to Test

Lately we’ve seen quite a few rumors saying that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor tends to overheat and that’s why Samsung chose to launch the Galaxy S6 with an Exynos chipset on board initially. Well, tests were performed on the CPU recently and apparently its temperature is actually lower than last year’s Snapdragon 801.

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This 64 bit octa core chipset, the Snapdragon 810 is expected to power big flagships this year, ranging from the LG G4 and Xperia Z4 to the soon coming HTC One M9. Most handsets try to regulate voltage and consumption to stay under 45 degrees Celsius under the hood. The Snapdragon 801, the chipset of flagships like the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 last year was put to the test against the 810.

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Both ran Asphalt 8 for 20 minutes and the Snapdragon 810 was 5 degrees cooler than the 801. The difference grew during a test that involved video capture, as the Snapdragon 801 grew hotter. A lower temperature for the Snapdragon 810 means a better performance for the smartphone and also longer battery life. While the likes of LG insist there’s no overheating, Samsung appears to have had problems with the chip…

Was it all just bad PR?

via Phone Arena