Qualcomm received a big blow last month when Samsung announced that it is ditching the chip maker’s latest mobile processor in favor of its own Exynos processor after Snapdragon 810 chipset was reported of overheating during testing. But the company has got some relief from Microsoft, as it confirms that the Redmond-based company will be utilizing the Snapdragon processor on its Lumia devices. Also Read - Asus Snapdragon edition gaming phone leaks, could this be another Poco F1 designed for 2021?
“Microsoft and Qualcomm’s long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone,” said Juha Kokkonen, general manager for portfolio and product management at Microsoft. Also Read - Samsung working on a new Exynos SoC paired with AMD GPU to power its laptops
“We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers,” the statement read. Also Read - Qualcomm Snapdragon 875 new details leaked online
LG launched the G Flex 2 handset last month which features a Snapdragon 810 processor. The company too later acknowledged the heating issues with the said chipset but noted that the issue could be resolved with internal cooling mechanism of the handset. Xiaomi also launched the Xiaomi Mi Pro phablet earlier this month with the same processor onboard.
The Snapdragon 810 processor features an octa-core 64-bit processor (Four Cortex-A57 paired with Four Cortex-A53), and offers support for full 4K videos (thanks to Adreno 430 GPU), and boasts LTE Cat.9 support which offers up to 450 Mbps download speeds.