Last week, we came across news that Qualcomm was having problems with the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm’s 64-bit octa-core processor with a Cat. 10 LTE modem. According to reports, the chip maker was having serious problems with overheating, GPU drivers failing, and RAM controller issues. This threatened the launch of upcoming flagships such as the Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, and Sony XPERIA Z4, which are all rumoured to have the CPU on board. The good news is that Qualcomm was quick to put a stop to the rumours, saying that production was right “on schedule” and that its new top of the line processor will be “available in 1H 2015.” The bad news is, Qualcomm is reportedly having problems with another processor, the Snapdragon 615.
The news comes to us courtesy of Chinese-speaking UDN. It reports that the Snapdragon 615 is having issues. Announced back in February, the SoC is the chip maker’s first 64-bit octa-core processor. Despite being announced back in February, only a small amount of devices have the CPU on board. And it seems the reason behind this is “design issues” plaguing the SoC. Those issues are yet to be determined.
Of course, this is anything but official, so take it with a pinch of salt.
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