As we move forward into the final week of January, the whole Snapdragon 810 controversy continues. It all began back in December when the Korean media suggested that the chipset in question is faulty and causes throttling, situation that could lead to various flagship smartphones being pushed back.
Nevertheless, as the rumors about the Snapdragon 810 overheating issues kept surfacing, the chipset seemed to have entered production without delays. The LG G Flex was the first Snapdragon 810-powered smartphone to be officially announced at CES 2015, while Qualcomm continued denying the alleged problems surrounding the SD 810.
On the other hand, reports say that Samsung has recently turned down Qualcomm and decided against using the Snapdragon 810 in the Galaxy S6. Supposedly, the reason is because, during the testing phases, Samsung has discovered that the Snapdragon 810 does indeed overheat and throttle.
Now, after this short history lesson, let’s get to our topic at hand, which actually revolves around LG, G Flex 2, and of course, the Snapdragon 810. More details right after the break.
LG to Sue Qualcomm?
Reportedly, Qualcomm may have decided to modify the Snapdragon 810 in order to fix the alleged overheating issues, in order to win Samsung back as one of its main clients. However, sources cited by the Korean Media suggest that LG will sue Qualcomm if the chipmaker decides to modify its chip. Understandably, given that LG already claimed on numerous occasions that they have not experienced any overheating issues with the LG G Flex 2 after various tests.
To make things worse, the above-mentioned claims are contradicted by an unnamed analyst (cited by Korea Herald) who said that “Even though LG has dismissed the rumors of the controversial mobile processor, data showed that the G Flex 2 has some glitches caused by the problematic Qualcomm chip”.
Samsung and Qualcomm have declined to comment on these latest reports so we don’t know how exactly accurate they are. Nevertheless the question remains: if Qualcomm does modify its Snapdragon 810 chip in light of these new events, would you still be interested in buying the LG G Flex 2 with an unmodified SoC? And if the answer is “No”, then should LG sue Qualcomm?