The overheating woes of the Snapdragon 810 is not exactly news to us. However, a new report goes on to mention that this might be causing more trouble for the SoC maker. It is being said that China’s top OEM, Xiaomi is facing issues with its Mi 5 handset while testing with the Snapdragon 810. Needless to say, the issues are related to overheating, something which we’ve seen on the HTC One M9 as well as the Sony Xperia Z3+.
This could be a major setback for both Qualcomm and Xiaomi as the two will now have to come up with a valid explanation for the delay in the launch of the new Mi 5 flagship. Companies like LG have resorted to using the 6-core Snapdragon 808 instead, which has definitely worked out well for them.
It is to be seen if Xiaomi will take a similar path or stick with Snapdragon 810 and push forward with the launch despite the overheating complaints. Qualcomm is already forecasted to be shipping a very low volume of the Snapdragon 810 owing to the thermal issues observed on the chipset, so this news won’t exactly be inspiring.