Well, this is an interesting turn of events. All year, we were talking about the LG G Flex 2 and the HTC One M9 and the fact that they overheat, due to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor.
Then came OnePlus to save the day. For their OnePlus 2 smart phone they would be using the Snapdragon 810 v2.1, a variant of the Snapdragon 810 where the heat given off by the chipset is actually converted through a special mechanism into rainbows and unicorns.
As it turns out, everyone uses the Snapdragon 810 v2.1, even the HTC One M9 and most likely the LG G Flex 2, according to Qualcomm. Well, according to HTC’s senior online global communications manager Jeff Gordon (not the race car driver).
The truth, according to what Qualcomm tells me, is virtually all OEMs who’ve announced devices with Snapdragon 810 are currently using v2.1.
— Jeff Gordon (@urbanstrata) July 15, 2015
What this means is that newer phones using the Snapdragon 810 v2.1 will have the exact same overheating problem as earlier phones.
I should note that the “overheating” problem in Snapdragon 810 is something that no average user is ever going to notice. If you run benchmarks over and over and over, you’ll see it start to decline. You can see that in the HTC One M9 review.