As you may have heard in case you’ve been following the mobile blogosphere throughout these past several weeks, Qualcomm’s latest top-tier mobile processor has been the subject of a lot of controversy. Apparently, the issue lies in the fact that the Snapdragon 810 SoC throttles in certain situations (overheating might be the issue), resulting in decreased performance.
Given that the LG G Flex 2 was among the first smartphones to be announced with a Snapdragon 810 SoC in tow, the handset in question also became the topic of a lot of debate. Is the G Flex 2 a safe buy? Can it compete with other, non-Snapdragon 810-powered flagship phones? Well, despite previously claiming that the it did not encounter any issues with the Snapdragon 810, LG just detailed its experience with Qualcomm’s latest flagship CPU, and apparently it wasn’t the smooth ride the previous statements painted it out to be. More details after the break.
LG “Initial” Snapdragon 810 Issues Dealt With
During the recent Q4 2014 earnings conference held in South Korea, at LG’s Twin Towers, LG talked about the Snapdragon 810 conundrum and came clean about encountering some issues in the “initial batch” it received from Qualcomm. However, the company reassured the media that the aforementioned issues have been dealt with and that the LG G2 Flex and the LG G4 will be released on time.
We have been fearful that the Snapdragon 810 could cause the delay of various flagship phones this year, but apparently LG and Qualcomm managed to overcome these problems and everything regarding LG’s launch schedule should go according to plan.
And in the light of recent rumors claiming that LG might actually sue Qualcomm if the company will update its SoC just for Samsung (which we know now, it lost as a customer as far as the Galaxy S6 is concerned), things better go according to plan, for Qualcomm’s sake.
The press also asked whether or not the company will employ a metal build for its upcoming flagship phones, and in return LG said that these decisions will be based on market demand. We all know that premium quality smartphones are quite sought after nowadays, so this should count for something. But the answer is rather vague so the LG G4 might not receive the metal treatment after all. Any thoughts?