Qualcomm has released its latest flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. And it will power most 2022 Android smartphones. The new chip was built on the industry-leading 4nm process technology and is powered by the ARMv9 architecture.

From recent tests, the chipset is more than 10% faster than the Snapdragon 888 chip, both in single and multi-core performance. But, the new chip also manage to inherit the overheating issues of the Snapdragon 888 chip.

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A new report from Ice Universe confirms that the new chipset gets really hot when tested on the newly released Motorola Edge X30. He tweeted in part, “On Moto phones, the extreme test of Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is very hot”. This was referring to the recently released Motorola Edge X30 which is the first smartphone to run the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

In simple terms, the new Qualcomm chipset might have produced some extreme thermal throttling issues, raising concerns regarding the chipset’s heating issues.

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This might come as a shock as the new chip is built on 4nm process. Which means, that everything inside the chipset has shrunk a tiny bit more as its manufactured on small node.

And with the nodes close together, data can be transferred more quickly without using too much power. But, this seems not to be the case as it doesn’t seems to help with cooling the chip under intensive tasks such as long hours of gaming or video recording.

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Well, this is just happening now with the Motorola Edge X30 and maybe Motorola needed to do more in cooling down the chip. We still have to wait for other tests on smartphones to confirm this report. But for now, it seems most Android flagship smartphones of 2022 might still have overheating problems.

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