Will this be the literal fire-breather this year?
Qualcomm’s thermal troubles with their previous generation 810 processor has well been documented, so much so that phone manufacturers have had to create their own solutions to overcome it. Apparently MediaTek’s upcoming monster 10-core processor, the Helio X20 has some heating problems of its own, according to reports from China.
The new chip hasn’t enjoyed smooth sailing according to rumors, as it reportedly suffered from random Wi-Fi dropping when it was first being tested. After the Taiwanese company fixed those problems, the heating issues started to pop up, and it’s reportedly gotten so bad that some companies that were planning to use it for their new phones have abandoned it in favor of cooler running chips. Will MediaTek’s fortunes mirror Qualcomm’s back in 2015? Only time will tell.