Some of the most anticipated flagship phones of 2015 are expected to make use of Qualcomm’s upcoming beast of a SoC, dubbed the Snapdragon 810. Companies like Samsung and LG rely heavily on the chipmaker’s application processors and the Snapdragon 810 in particular should become Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4’s power plant.
However, a rather worrying report from Korea now suggests that there are several issues with the 810 SoC which haven’t yet been resolved. These problems could force Qualcomm to delay the chipset’s mass production, which in turn would cause the Samsung Galaxy S6, the LG G4 and other flagship phones to be pushed back. Check back after the break for the full story.
Snapdragon 810 Issues Might Lead to Samsung Galaxy S6 and LG G4 Delays
According to an industry insider cited by Business Korea, Qualcomm is currently facing various hard-solving problems with the Snapdragon 810 SoC. One of the issues is that the CPU overheats when it reaches a certain voltage and throttles severely, resulting in performance drops. In addition, the same source claims that the RAM controller connected to the application processor is causing some headaches and that there’s also an error in the Adreno 430 GPU drivers.
Assuming that these rumors are correct, Qualcomm might not be able to solve these issues in time to push the Snapdragon 810 SoC into mass production, on schedule. This delay in the production line could force companies like Samsung and LG to push back the launch dates of their upcoming flagship phones, expected to be powered by the SD 810 SoC.
While Samsung still has an alternative AP to rely on (its own Exynos chipset), the same cannot be said for LG. The aforementioned company recently launched its first AP called “NUCLUN”, but this particular model turned out to be a massive fiasco, as it performs poorly enough to have a huge negative impact on the LG G3 Screen’s sales figures. Make no mistake though, because even if Samsung will decide to rely entirely on its own Exynos SoC in order to release the SGS6 on time, a delay in Qualcomm’s schedule could still lead to low stock for the Samsung Galaxy S6, as Sammy would technically be forced to produce a much higher number of Exynos chips.
Will most Snapdragon 810-powered flagship phones expected to hit the market in H1 2015 be delayed? It’s too early to tell based on these rumors alone, but hopefully this will not be the case. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.