Qualcomm snaps at rumours on overheating 810 chip following G4 launch

Smartphone chip manufacturer Qualcomm has come out swinging at rumours that claim that the latest Snapdragon 810 processors are prone to overheating on prolonged use.

Following the launch of the G4, LG's latest flagship, several whispers across the market rose to a crescendo when it became clear that LG was sticking to the older Snapdragon 808 chip instead of the much advanced 810.

This also brought more credence to Samsung's similar accusations on Qualcomm when the former chose to use their home-grown Adreno octa-core chip instead of the Snapdragon 810 chips for the Galaxy S6 phones.

While contending that the Snapdragon 810 chips face no such issues, Qualcomm also said that LG took the decision to incorporate the Snapdragon 808 chip in the G4 phone over a year ago.

Meanwhile, LG have also released a statement saying that the Snapdragon 810 chips power the G Flex 2 phones and overheating issues aren't as grave as most suggest.

"I heard there was concern about Snapdragon 810 overheats since last year. But I think there can be some issues at [the] development stage and also that [those] kind of issues can be overcome by great engineers who never give up," said the company.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 chips are currently powering several devices launched by Microsoft,  Xiaomi, Motorola and Sony and the firm is currently working on launching the next Snapdragon 820 chip in the near future.

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