As much as we saw OEMs using Qualcomm’s top of the line source last year, its newest chip is not doing so hot this year. Beside the G Flex 2 from LG, we have heard many times that there are some problems with overheat and overall performance. We also see companies like Samsung and Huawei started to be using their own processor rather than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810. So to make sure that the SoC stays relevant, the company has asked others manufactures to ensure their commitment to the newest chips.
As per uses, we got the similar faces like Motorola, Sony, Oppo and the new comer Xiaomi with official statements about their plans and commitment to the processor manufacture.
Another important player is Microsoft. With the lack of flagships, we have seen Microsoft’s Lumia missing out on all the new top of the line hardware, like the Snapdragon 801 and 805, so the statement not only put Qualcomm at ease, but also guarantee Windows Phone users a flagship sometimes this year.
As for the other, Sony guaranteed that there are projects in the pipeline concerning the newest chips. The company also shares their excitement about its relationship with Qualcomm, although did not confirm about the appearance of the chip in the next generation Xperia Z4. Motorola also went out of its way to praise the SoC, saying that the processor “enable [Motorola] to push the boundaries even further so we can continue delighting our customers with devices that give them new choices.”
However, we do see the absence of Samsung and Huawei as mentioned. For Samsung, it is almost guaranteed that the Exynos chip will be its son and daughter for the Galaxy S6 and maybe even the Galaxy Note 5. Also, we it did not get any attention, we did not see a comment from HTC at all. While it is most likely that there new phones will be running on Qualcomm’s product, the question about the Snapdragon 810 is still in question for the company.