The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor has been the subject of many allegations of overheating, and while Qualcomm has refuted these claims and updated their chipset, it would appear that some devices are still reporting overheating. The most recent reports centre around theÂ Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, the smallest of the Xperia Z5 smartphones that Sony announced at IFA 2015, and despite Sony taking every precaution with thermal paste and heat pipes, it appears that shrinking the size of the device has done no favours to the heat dissipation.
The reports originate from China and allege that severalÂ Xperia Z5 Compact handsets are overheating so much that touch and performance is severely affected, and in extreme cases, the touchscreen will stop working entirely. We’ll have to see whether Sony responds with a fix or not, or exactly how widespread the issue is, but it would appear that no matter how much Qualcomm thinks it’s fixed its Snapdragon 810, a combination of its tendency to heat up and a smaller device still results in a non-ideal situation.
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