Is Galaxy S7 Overheating? Samsung Looking For Heat Pipe Manufacturers Might Provide Some Evidence

Dec 4, 2015 15:18 EST

When we were finally convinced that Snapdragon 820 was not going to overheat like its predecessor, we have come across another report that states Samsung is looking for heat pipe manufacturers for its Galaxy S7. It definitely looks like the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone could be overheating, at least those ones that are running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820.

Is Galaxy S7 Overheating? Samsung Looking For Heat Pipe Manufacturers Might Provide Some Evidence

Heat Pipe Solution Will Overcome Overheating Issues – Samsung Making Sure Its Galaxy S7 Is Problem Free Prior To Announcement Date

According to the latest report from a Chinese source, Galaxy S7 is going to be incorporated with a heat pipe solution that will keep the processor in its thermal limit. So far, we have two companies that use the exact type of heating solution for its handsets, and both of them were running a Snapdragon 810. Those smartphones were Xperia Z5 Premium and Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. The processor running in both devices did not have their clock speeds reduced like some smartphones, indicating that there could be some scenarios where the devices could heat up abruptly, and so kudos to both firms for planning ahead of time.

Now, before jumping to conclusions, let us consider a few things. According to our report, Snapdragon 820 of Galaxy S7 are going to be available in the same number of units as the ones that feature Samsung’s Exynos 8890 SoC. Naturally, Samsung would want to be prepared for the worst otherwise if the Snapdragon 820 chipset variant of the smartphone starts to display overheating issues, then Samsung might have to recall all 50 percent of those units, which will put another dent in the smartphone market growth, allowing other companies like Xiaomi and Huawei to capitalize on this through smartphone discounts, or something much worse such as smear campaigns.

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Now, it is not necessary that the Snapdragon 820 of Galaxy S7 is overheating, but Samsung wants to make sure of that by looking for partners for mass producing heat pipe solutions specific to the design of the smartphone. Let us hope that the upcoming handset is far better than what we got to witness in 2015. According to our previously published reports, Galaxy S7 is said to feature a MicroSD card slot, along with a Force Touch tech feature that is very similar to what present in Apple’s iPhones and Huawei Mate S.

With Samsung finally putting all the right things in its upcoming high-end offering, it would be a shame to see the chipset’s processor overheat. What do you think of Samsung’s latest idea to protect its Galaxy S7 from overheating? Let us know your thoughts.