Today’s top single-chip systems for smartphones are known for their hot temper. This has been the norm since last year, and with the release of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Exynos 2200 the situation has only worsened. But perhaps the problem is not with Samsung and Qualcomm at all?
According to industry analysts cited by the source, the very design of Arm’s reference processor cores is causing performance and heating issues.
Qualcomm Snapdragon and Samsung Exynos platforms are currently used in most flagship Android smartphones, and these devices have problems in terms of heat, performance and power consumption. The application processors were developed by Arm, the same problems have been confirmed in both products produced by Samsung Electronics and TSMC, and therefore we can say that the cause is not the manufacturers, but the developer
That said, some experts believe that overheating problems are the result of a combination of different factors, such as manufacturing processes, CPU configuration, peripheral components and the performance of the smartphone itself.
Apple’s A platforms are also based on the Arm design, but Apple and Arm customize the processors for use in iOS. On the other hand, Samsung and Qualcomm are developing single-chip systems for use in different smartphone models from different manufacturers, and it seems that those processors that use the design without any modifications have problems
That said, it is worth noting that at least the Dimensity 9000 does not suffer as much from overheating, and in the Exynos 2200 the main problem is not the CPU part at all, but the GPU, which in this SoC has nothing to do with Arm, since it is based on AMD architecture.