Samsung reportedly ditches Snapdragon 810 for the Galaxy S6 due to overheating issues

According to previous rumours, the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm’s octa-core processor with support for 64-bit architecture and a built-in kill switch, was suffering from overheating issues. The chip maker was quick to put a stop to these rumours, but it seems reports of the SoC’s issues continue to surface. A new report is saying that Samsung has ditched plans of using the CPU for the Galaxy S6 due to these overheating issues.

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The news comes to us courtesy of DigiTimes. According to the site, Samsung is no longer interested in using the Snapdragon 810 on the Galaxy S6 due to the chipset’s overheating issues. So what does the Korean tech giant plan to use on its next flagship in place of the Snapdragon 810? According to the site, Samsung will make use of its own 14 nm application processor, an Exynos-series chip.

According to previous reports, one version of the Galaxy S6 will sport the Snapdragon 810, while another will sport an Exynos CPU. If this information holds water, it seems all variants of Samsung’s next flagship will sport an Exynos chip.

Of course, since this is unofficial news, take it with a pinch of salt.

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