It seems that the story of Qualcomm and its processor heating problems will never end. They had already filed this bug with the Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 810. Even recently their competitor MediaTek accused them of having processors that get too hot.
Now with the recent official release of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, its most powerful mobile chipset, these drawbacks have resurfaced. In power this processor has not disappointed: it has brought a performance improvement of 20% over its predecessor (the Snapdragon 888). However, everything indicates that the new Qualcomm has heating problems again.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 gets too hot
The Moto Edge X30 has become the first mobile to mount the new Qualcomm. And hours after its launch, the first failures of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 began to be reported . And it is none other than the famous Ice universe filter that brings us the scoop that this chipset is getting too hot.
On moto phones, the extreme test of Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is very hot. Please be mentally prepared, 2022 May be “HOOOT” year for Android phones.
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) December 9, 2021
Through a tweet, as he usually does, the leaker suggests that the Moto Edge X30 may have overheating problems when testing the maximum performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. He even warns us that “we must be mentally prepared for a 2022 mobile Android very hot “.
With this last warning, the leaker makes it clear that the heating problem is not related to the new Motorola flagship, but to the latest Qualcomm processor . If not, why would you say it will be a hot year for Android smartphones?
In addition, let us remember that the Moto Edge X30 launches an aluminum alloy frame that improves the thermal conductivity of the mobile. In this way, it is unlikely that it is due to a cooling problem in this new terminal .
Why is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 getting hotter?
At the moment, it is too early to draw conclusions as to why this powerful Qualcomm processor, which has achieved more than 1 million points in AnTuTu, is heating up. Something that was unexpected if we consider that it is the first SoC manufactured with a 4 nm process, which in theory guarantees greater energy efficiency.
We will keep an eye on new information that emerges about this problem of heating the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 to discover the truth about this failure that presents the new Qualcomm chipset.