Here’s how the Xperia Z5 Premium stays cool
Sony’s Xperia Z5 Premium was announced a few days ago, bearing a 1-2 punch of a 4K display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor. One of the biggest criticisms that most people have leveled on Sony’s newest flagship is on the processor used – the Snapdragon 810 processor has had a myriad of overheating and thermal issues. Add the 4K resolution display, and that spells thermal disaster if left to its own devices.
But in actual use, the Z5 Premium looks to have solved these thermal issues. A video showing the Z5 Premium shooting 10 minutes of continuous 4K video without it overheating is proof that Sony may have conquered the Snapdragon 810’s thermal issues, though the company did not explain exactly how they did it.
A new teardown from China supposedly has the answer: the Z5 Premium supposedly sports dual heat pipes in the upper portion of the phone to draw heat away from the processor. That, along with an efficient thermal paste, seems to be the reason why the new phone is more capable than other Snapdragon 810-equipped smartphones before it. Of course, only a full review will reveal if the Z5 Premium has managed to tame the famed toaster of a chip Snapdragon 810 once and for all.