The notorious overheating problem with the Snapdragon 810 System on Chip (SoC) returns to the spotlight, as a recent AnTuTu benchmark conducted by folks at mobillisimo.ro has reportedly generated an overheating warning for the HTC One M9, during the test.
Earlier reports suggested that Samsung had ditched Snapdragon 810 in favour of home-made Exynos 7420 SoC for its latest flagship smartphone, while recent rumours hinted that the overheating issues with the Qualcomm's chip have been permanently overcome.
Several handset makers including HTC, Xiaomi and LG have strongly supported the Snapdragon 810 chip while denying reports of overheating issues. These companies have even incorporated the same SoC in their high-end smartphones.
According to Phone Arena, a new AnTuTu benchmark running on the newly launched HTC One M9 is said to have revealed the overheating issue, as depicted in the alleged screenshot above.
The report adds that someone from a Romanian website was eager to evaluate the One M9's performance at the MWC in Barcelona and hence ended up recording the warning message instead of a high score like the One M8 that scored between 42,000 and 43,000 in AnTuTu.
Quite strangely, the report claims that instead of the score, a warning message popped up reading: "The device temperature is too high. Please test again after cooling the device. Continue testing may cause the system to restart or shut down."
It is ascertained that the LG G Flex 2 that was launched at the CES 2015 in January has not encountered any such overheating issues till date, while the benchmark report does revive old fears with the chip having a tendency to run really hot at times.