The Sony Xperia Z4 went on sale in Japan earlier today and already we’ve started to see reports that Sony’s latest flagship has some serious overheating problems which are probably due to its Snapdragon 810 processor which has been previously known to have heat issues.
The reports have been coming in through blogs, forums, and social media with users saying that their Z4 is becoming too hot or warm to the touch. Users have also posted their phone’s thermal reports using CPU-Z showing that their Xperia Z4 shows temperatures from 55-degrees C all the way up to 67-degrees.
While those temperatures won’t make the device too hot to hold, it will definitely make it warm to the touch and may also force the device to automatically shut down or prevent it from starting up due to the high temperature.
Lastly, benchmark scores of the new Xperia Z4 show that the Snapdragon 810 chip inside of it may have been underclocked by Sony to help with the overheating issues but based from the reports that are currently showing up online, that may not have been enough to completely deal with the issue.
We’ll have to wait and see how Sony deals with all this as other manufacturers with devices running Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chip have each dealt with the overheating issue differently. Samsung has completely abandoned the issue, HTC was forced to underclock the One M9, and Xiaomi insists they’ve solved the issue. Will Sony be able to fix the overheating issue of the Z4?