The Snapdragon 810 chipset is infamous for overheating. Despite the thermal problems, several Snapdragon 810 smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, the LG G Flex 2, the HTC One M9, the Sony Xperia Z3+ and the Sony Xperia Z4 have been released so far in this year. Fresh reports reveal that coming smarpthones will be featuring Snapdragon 810 v2.1, an upgraded and heat-free variant of the chipset.
OnePlus has proclaimed its OnePlus 2 flagship, to get unveiled on July 27, will be powered by Snapdragon 810 v2.1. A blog post from OnePlus claims that the chipset will be “cooler than ever.”
Even Jeff Gordon, the senior global online communications manager, has tweeted that all the current Snapdragon 810-equipped smartphones have the improved v2.1 in them. Phone Dog claims that Qualcomm has terminated the production of the original SD 810 SoC and now manufacturers are selling smartphones with the upgraded chip.
As for as the heating problems, in June Phone Arena reported that the Japanese carrier NTT Docomo had warned its buyers about the overheating associated with the SD 810 chip,. HTC had also rolled out a software update that tweaked the thermal throttling of the CPU and GPU of the chipset and stopped it from heating up after reaching a certain temperature point, Phandroid reported in March.
Smartphones coming at the end of this year and early 2016 are expected to house the monstrous Snapdragon 820 SoC. It was unveiled by Qualcomm at the Mobile World Congress 2015. With custom cores of the 64-bit Kyro processor, the SD 820 chipset is capable of throttling a max processing speed of up to 3 GHz.
Recent rumors state that the Huawei Nexus 2015 smartphone that is expected this fall will be featuring the Snapdragon 820 chipset. However, Qualcomm has not released the specifications of the chipset on its website. Several other flagship smartphones are expected to be launched with the Snapdragon 820, such as the Xiaomi Mi 5, the Xiaomi Mi 5 Plus, the Sony Xperia Z5 and the HTC Aero.