HTC One (M9) possible overheating issue

Overheat Warning Pops Up On HTC One (M9) While Running AnTuTu Benchmark App At MWC

March 3, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is still on its way and many companies from all over the world are showcasing their products in Barcelona. We’ve seen a lot of great tech thus far, and the show still has a lot to offer it seems. As you probably recall, both HTC and Samsung have introduced their new flagship devices two days ago, HTC unveiled the One (M9) and Samsung showcased both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge which have been leaking all over the internet for a while now. That being said, these handset don’t sport the same processors, HTC’s flagship is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 64-bit octa-core chip, while Samsung decided to use their proprietary 14nm Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core unit.

Reports started coming in last December saying that Qualcomm’s chip has overheating issues, also claiming that Samsung won’t use that chip for that exact reason, and it seems like Samsung really has no intentions of releasing the Snapdragon variant of the Galaxy S6 nor the Galaxy S6 Edge, at least they didn’t say anything about that thus far. Now, back to the overheating claims, both Qualcomm and LG denied such claims, saying that the Snapdragon 810 works just fine and does not overheat, but a new directly from MWC claims just the opposite. According to a report from mobilissimo.ro portal, HTC One (M9) had some issues running benchmarks at the MWC show floor in Barcelona. One of the portal’s employees ran AnTuTu benchmarks on the One (M9) and the phone was unable to complete the process it seems (image above). A warning popped up saying the following: “The device temperature is too high. Please test again after cooling the device. Continue testing may cause the system to restart or shut down.”

On one hand, this really doesn’t have to mean anything, perhaps the device was in function for way too long with screen being on all the time, which could affect this problem. Perhaps it’s HTC’s fault, and it’s something that the company can fix via software update. There’s always a possibility this is a faulty unit and so on. On the other hand, however, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 SoC might really have issues with overheating, though it seems weird we haven’t seen such problems coming from the G Flex 2 thus far, one would think that internet’s full of images showing the very same thing.