This may not be very new, but you should know that the chips used in the flagships of Android 2022 have a problem with overheating.Android flagships getting hot is nothing new. It can almost be said that since 2015, the problem of flagship chips in powerful phones has been seen as a problem over and over again, and although this is not a big concern in the last one or two years due to their significant increase in power, it is still a weakness. It is considered essential in reviews.
There are actually several ways to heat a phone. Either the user's hand does not burn, which is great for a flagship, or it is so hot that the user's hand burns, and even the phone sends a warning message to the user that they should stop using it to cool down. There are a number of handsets that only get warm due to the excellent cooling system, which is the best possible condition, but it does not seem to be the case for current Android flagships at the moment.
If you remember, In 2015, Qualcomm unveiled the powerful Snapdragon 810 chip. The chip was in very good condition in terms of hardware power, but it was so hot that the phones were burning. This issue was so serious that at that time HTC lost some of its popularity among users because sometimes the temperature of this phone even dropped to 47 degrees! Samsung used the Exynos 7420 chip in all models of the Galaxy S6 series to avoid the same problem.
Of course, Qualcomm later decided to improve its powerful chips with better structure and technology. Slow market. Android phone companies have also succeeded in designing better cooling systems to manage the heat generated by these chips so that the performance of the phone does not drop if it gets hot or hot.
But why this problem again in Is 2022 repeated? Currently, no phone with the Exynos 2200 chip, which is actually Samsung's flagship chip, has hit the market, because we will have to wait until the unveiling of the Galaxy S22 series phones to see such a product, because no other phone will use this chip. Be. But according to various reports, the Exynos 2200, Snapdragon 8 generation 1 and MediaTek Dimensity 9000, which are the beating heart of Android flagships, seem to be heating up and causing problems for these products.
MediaTek chips are made by TSMC and Snapdragon 8 generation 1 and Exynos 2200 by Samsung
But last month, a well-known technology revealer, Ice Universe, broke the news that heavy tests on the Motorola Snapdragon 8 generation 1 showed that the chip It gets very hot. He urged users to be mentally prepared to accept that 2022 may be very hot, ironically referring to the hot performance of Android flagships. The exact performance of the 1st generation Snapdragon 8 in this test can be seen below.
Performance test of new Cortex-A510 chips compared to Cortex-A55 Snapdragon 888
- Processing performance improvement: 15% increase
- Energy consumption: 69% increase
- Optimal consumption: 33% reduction
The A710 and A510 cores do not appear to be highly optimized and appear to be heating up under heavy pressure. The Snapdragon 888 has sometimes been criticized for overheating, but now imagine another chip performing up to 33% worse in temperature control. Naturally, we are not going to see anything good in this area unless the companies come up with a great cooling solution.
Most likely, the Ice Universe meant only the Motorola X30 Edge. I mean, at least we hope it did. This phone is the first product equipped with Snapdragon 8 Generation 1, which was unveiled and launched in 2021. As soon as the phone became available for testing, users ran various tests on it and found that although the processing performance of its small cores, the Cortex-A510, was actually 15% better than the previous generation, its power consumption was 70%. Increased and the optimization rate decreased to 33%. It was also highly praised, only 15% more powerful than its predecessor, but much hotter and hotter. More interestingly, you should know that the Cortex-A710, which was used as a replacement for the Cortex-A78 in the new chip, did not have any upgrades compared to the previous generation.
The only big difference between this generation and the previous generation is the power of the graphics chip, which is a significant 50% It performs better while 44% more energy efficient. This performance improvement is tremendous in that the user can experience all the games in the highest detail without having to worry about high power consumption. According to the Golden Reviewer, the first-generation Snapdragon 8 graphics chip is as powerful as the 6-core, powerful graphics used in Apple's A15 Bionic chip.
Thanks to TSMC and its incredible 4nm chip design technology, media performance Dimensity 9000 is also very good as far as it is said in terms of power consumption, this processor has better performance than Snapdragon 8 generation 1. Since the Exynos 2200 is yet to be built by Samsung with the same technology as Snapdragon, we will most likely see the chip heat up as well. There is currently no reason to expect the Exynos 2200 to be more powerful than the 1st generation Snapdragon 8. Now it's unclear why Samsung can't produce chips that aren't hot, but we've been seeing this for years.
Working with TSMC means being under Apple's shadow
But the main reason that Qualcomm and other companies do not cooperate much with TSMC, and we mostly see the name of this company next to the name of Apple, is that even If the world is facing a chip problem, the company must first adjust all its activities to satisfy and supply the parts Apple needs. So any company that cooperates with TSMC is actually accepting to be in the shadow of the company's focus on Apple.
The chip problem still persists. From the outbreak of the corona virus and its advanced prototype, Omicron, to the talk of ending Moore's law and successive droughts, everyone has joined hands to make the global chip crisis two years old. However, companies are constantly trying to meet the chips needed by electronics companies.
Meanwhile, companies like Qualcomm are watching their performance closely. For example, if there is a problem with the production of the 1st generation Snapdragon 8 chip, Qualcomm will partner with TSMC to produce the next generation, the 2nd generation Snapdragon 8. But as mentioned, the company's special attention to Apple has made companies lose interest in working with it. Intel was so upset that it sent an official to Taiwan for a face-to-face meeting at the TSMC headquarters so that they could agree in a conversation to allocate a capacity to produce 3-nanometer chips. But TSMC apparently was able to promise the US company the production of 4-nanometer chips. It was produced (it is apparently less hot). The other two models, the Exynos 2200 and the 1st generation Snapdragon 8, which suffer from overheating, are produced by Samsung. TSMC currently accounts for 53% of the world's chip production, which it achieved in the third quarter of last year. Samsung, on the other hand, has only 17% of the market share in this area. Because the Korean company does not perform well at all in the production of low-consumption chips, while in terms of processing power and graphics, we saw less that a competitor could compete with the representatives of Apple and Qualcomm.
See how serious the problem of Android flagships getting hot in 2022 is, and can smartphone companies find a solution to it at all, or should we face the problem of flagships getting hot for another year?