A new report from the WSJ states that Qualcomm is readying an updated version of the Snapdragon 810 chipset for the Samsung Galaxy S6. It is believed that Qualcomm is taking the overheating concerns seriously and will make the changes to its SoC accordingly. However, failing to launch the chip by March, Samsung could go ahead with the Exynos 6 chip as initially planned.
LG, which is using the Snapdragon 810 chip on the G Flex 2 has claimed that the Snapdragon 810 has no overheating issues on board. Samsung and Qualcomm have refused to comment on the matter, although it is well known that Qualcomm has a lot of expectations from the Snapdragon 810 which is supposed to be powering most flagships in 2015.
Missing out on Samsung’s orders will be a significant setback for the chip maker, so it will do what it can to ensure that the Snapdragon 810 is powering the Galaxy S6. Samsung has used Exynos chips with its smartphones before, so it won’t be new for the company.
The Galaxy S6 is expected to be announced in March, so we don’t have to wait long to find out.
Source: The Wall Street Journal (requires subscription)
Via: Fierce Wireless