Sony confirmed the many consumer complaints on overheating for both the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 are true. With both sporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC that has been blamed for overheating issues since debuting, consumers have made it well-known that both are facing similar issues relating to overheating.
Many retailers in Japan have gone as far as affixing warning labels on the packages of new Z4 handset warning prospective buyers of the recent claims. Most notably, consumers have reported significant overheating issues when running 3rd party apps, recording video, watching movies, and playing games.
Today, Sony confirmed the many complaints and promises that a new OTA update is on the way to address the overheating problems. No specific release date for the Xperia Z3+ or Xperia Z4 update, although Sony did say it would be sometime this summer.
Sony’s attempt at customizing the 810 SoC chipset before allowing it to power both handsets obviously didn’t work out as planned. As both were recently launched, it took no time at all for the overheating issues to become such an obvious problem.
With Sony Mobile noting such as huge decline in sales and worldwide consumer interest at an all-time low, we’re expecting the Xperia Z3+ and Xperia Z4 overheating issues to have a huge impact. We’ll update you as soon as the OTA update becomes available, and hopefully for Sony’s sake, it’s sooner rather than later.