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High-End Chips For 2022 Flagship Smartphones Deals With Overheating

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The overheating problem with the new generation of chips that will power 2022 flagship Android smartphones has been at the top of the news for a while. According to Phonearena, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, and the Samsung Exynos 2200 have overheating problems.

A chip that overheats can be an actual disaster. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 in 2015 had overheating problems and made Samsung use Exynos 7420 in some Galaxy S6 models. Despite many advances in the semiconductor industry, it seems that overheating still remains as a threat to new chips.

MediaTek uses TSMC’s 4nm process node, and Snapdragon and Exynos chips will use the Samsung Foundry’s 4nm process node. Also, Samsung will introduce Exynos 2200 on January 11.

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last month, the famous tech tipster Ice Universe shared a tweet that intensified speculations about overheating problems of new chips. He wrote, “On moto phones, the extreme test of the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 is very hot. Please be mentally prepared, 2022 may be “HOOOT” year for Android phones.”

The new chips for 2022 smartphones overheat, and that’s a bad news

According to Golden Reviewer, the Cortex-A510 core of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is 15% more powerful than the Cortex-A55, but it’s 33% less efficient, and its power consumption is 70% higher. Also, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1’s X2 core performance improved by 15%, but its efficiency has decreased. The performance of the A-710 core and Cortex-A78 is equal.

However, the GPU has gone through significant improvements. The performance improved by 50%, and the efficiency is 44% better. Golden Reviewer says that the GPU of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 has the equal performance to Apple’s A15 Bionic. Moreover, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 is expected to have a privilege over the Snapdragon chip in terms of efficiency.

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TSMC is the major player in the semiconductors industry

TSMC is currently working with Apple to produce its latest A-series chips. Also, the company will manufacture the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. In the year’s third quarter, TSMC could conquer 53% of the market share, a significant leap compared to Samsung with 17%.

The overheating is not good news for smartphone manufacturers and buyers. It remains to be seen how the major players in the semiconductor industry will solve this problem in their new chips. If this problem occurs with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will likely be outsourced to TSMC.