Rumors of Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 810 processor has long been rumored to have overheating issues. This has now been going on for a few months, although Qualcomm has since denied these claims and even LG employed the chipset on its G Flex 2. New reports suggest Samsung will leave Qualcomm for their upcoming Galaxy S6 and employ their own Exynos chipset.
This could be the biggest news to support the rumors that the Snapdragon 810 has overheating issues. Although LG’s G Flex 2 uses the chipset, its rumored that the Snapdragon 810 processor overheated during the testing on the Galaxy S6. This will lead to Samsung employing their own chipset, the Exynos 7420, however, having a Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy S6 hasn’t been ruled out entirely.
This is a huge blow to Qualcomm as Samsung is one of their largest customers. They could be in for serious profit loss if they can’t get this problem under wraps. According to Bloomberg, Qualcomm’s stock already has dropped 3.5%.