Remember last week when we showed you that the HTC One M9 reached over 130 degrees Fahrenheit while running a benchmark test? Yeah we do, and so does the internet. HTC reps claimed that it was “pre-released” software causing the issue and it could be fixed via a software update. The good news is that the rumored software update seems to have dissipated the heat… literally.
After the image seen above flooded the internet, HTC’s own Jeff Gordon had the following to say:
PSA: One more time, all together now: HTC One M9 software isn’t final yet, no matter how many pre-release benchmarks you run.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) March 16, 2015
Many thought a software issue couldn’t cool off the Snapdragon 810 processor, but it seems as if it did. After HTC pushed out what is thought to be the final software, the running temp during GFXBench went from 131 degrees down to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only does the device run almost 20 percent cooler, it seems as if the device dissipates heat quite well, thanks to the aluminum unibody. Of all of the flagships tested, the One M9 controls the heat the best. Looking at the iPhone 6 Plus, Note 4, and most notably the G3, heat is focused in central spots around the processor.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) March 23, 2015