Samsung won’t be using Qualcomm microprocessors in its forthcoming Galaxy S lineup. The company reached the decision after Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 chip overheated during testing, Bloomberg reports. Also Read - Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC announced, will offer faster download speeds and more power
The report claims that the company was testing the latest version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor and found a processor overheating. At this point, it is not known if this is an universal issue, that is, if all the Snapdragon 810 processors are faulty. If that’s the case, it could severely affect the recently launched LG G Flex 2 and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro handsets as they both come paired with the same processor. Interestingly, Samsung too launched a Galaxy Note 4 variant with Snapdragon 810 processor and LTE-A capabilities late last year. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge get January 2019 Android Security Patch
Multiple reports from earlier this month claim that the South Korean’s next flagship handset, rumored as the Galaxy S6, will come with Snapdragon 810 processor. If the company drops the Snapdragon lineup, it is likely to opt for its own Exynos chipsets. Also Read - Samsung Note 9 issue: Users report seeing a line of light leak on some units
While Exynos processors have come a long way and grown powerful, they are still not as efficient as their Snapdragon counterpart. But Samsung has been trying to improve it aggressively. The company, which is the world’s second-largest chipmaker, recently announced that it had invested $15 billion in a new factory.