We’ve seen reports in the past hinting at production issues with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is expected to ship with several flagship devices later this year. Xiaomi and LG have already unveiled their flagship devices with the above mentioned chipset. Xiaomi Mi Note Pro is expected to hit retail later this month, while LG is already taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex 2.
According to a new report from the Taiwan-based Digitimes, the octa-core Snapdragon 810 has already entered mass production, citing the information gathered by Digitimes Research, as well as the fact that two big companies have already announced their flagship products which are expected to go on sale soon.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is the first to adopt ARM big.LITTLE architecture with two set of cores (four each) with one designed to handle heavy duty tasks, while the other takes care of low-power tasks. Both cores can work in high-intense situations if needed. Thanks to the 20nm manufacturing process, the chipset is said to offer considerable improvement in performance compared to its previous iteration.
Samsung and HTC are also expected to integrate the Snapdragon 810 in their upcoming flagship devices, the HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6, but some reports suggest that Samsung may drop the chipset for its upcoming flagship device apparently due to overheating issues with the processor.