HTC Manages to Solve HTC One M9 Overheating Issue Before Shipping – Here’s How

Rafia Shaikh

HTC One M9 managed to reach a surface temperature of 132 degrees farenheit during a benchmark test taking the device in the league of one of the hottest smartphones - not in terms of its design or specs, if that's what you expected! However, we also noted that this could be because of the software used in the test devices causing this high temperature.

It was mentioned in the original thread that Snapdragon 810 processing chip was being considered as the main culprit primarily because we had already seen many reports of the chip having some heat issues (which caused Samsung to move to Exynos). Following this mad start to the week, Jason Mackenzie, HTC Americas president shared in a webcast that the company wouldn't send out final products unless it's confident about the device.

HTC One M9 overheating issue solved!

Are you too wondering how will HTC manage to cool its manufactured devices in such a short span before releasing them in consumer markets internationally? Well, the treasure trove of XDA has the answer. One XDA member with his sources inside HTC claims that an OTA update will fix the issue. His source has reportedly an HTC One M9 test unit which received an OTA update for "thermal improvements and camera improvements."

After updating to this latest OTA, the HTC One M9 test unit is now running at about 104 degrees fahrenheit - way cooler than the benchmarked unit. Seems like HTC has managed to solve the issue before shipping the models out!

Would you now consider buying the device if heating issue had troubled you (as was apparent in our comments section)?

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Source: XDA

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