- This processor was for 2022 flagship smartphones
- Bad results during testing
- Processor has overheating problem
The tipster said in a tweet that the problem of overheating in the Qualcomm flagship chipset has not been fixed. Referring to the recently launched Moto Edge X30, he said that the Moto phone “extreme testing of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is very hot”. This basically means that the chipset may have some thermal throttling issues, raising concerns about the chipset’s heating issues.
Motorola Moto Edge X30 is the first smartphone to be launched with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset. The Snapdragon 888 and its overclocked version, the Snapdragon 888+ are both built on a 5nm fabrication processor and it does get quite hot. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is made up of a smaller 4nm node which means a little bit of everything is inside the chipset and it is shrunken. After all, it doesn’t help to cool down if we do high-intensive tasks that include gaming or video recording for long periods of time.
Thermal throttling issue is becoming a recurring theme in Android flagship smartphones in recent times. This is mainly because Android OEMs are trying to make the latest processors and other parts of the smartphone sleek. However, it is still early days and nothing has been cleared yet. It can be said that both Qualcomm and Android makers will look into this matter in the coming times and provide better thermal management in all their upcoming smartphones.