Research director for IHS Technology China, Kevin Wang, with the help of his Weibo page to tell manufacturers that it is safe to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chip-set on upcoming smartphone models. By now, most of you guys would have heard about the Snapdragon 810’s over-heating issues.

No heating issues with the Snapdragon 820 claims a Researcher
No heating issues with the Snapdragon 820 claims a Researcher

Recently, Ricciolo a tipster sent out a tweet stating that the Snapdragon 820 is no different from the Snapdragon 810 and faces the same heating problems. But Mr Wang states that, the Snapdragon 820 wouldn’t have the overheating issue as the four custom cores and 14nm process is used to prevent it.

Earlier this month, Pan Jiutang a Chinese analyst posted on his Weibo page that the Xiaomi Mi 5 will be the first handset to use the chip when it launches next March and Qualcomm won’t be shipping the new chips before December. Other Rumors suggests Asus PadFone S2 powered by the Snapdragon 820 SoC, is coming the same month as Mi 5. HTC and Sony are also believed to be gearing up for handsets that will be powered by the new chip-set.

Qualcomm claims that the new chip-set won’t turn handsets into Easy Bake Ovens, but this can only be proved once the new chips are tested with devices.


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