The Mi Note Pro has just gone on sale today and reports of both severe and general overheating problems have already started popping up on social media as well as on the Xiaomi official forums.
Some users have reported severe cases of overheating that have led to their devices to completely fail with burned motherboards while overheating on other Mi Note Pro units have led to display or touchscreen failure. There have also been reports that using the device while charging ended up overheating the device.
Many attest the overheating problems to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor that Xiaomi decided to use for the Note Pro. The Snapdragon 810 has become notorious for overheating with companies like Samsung opting to abandon the Snapdragon 810 in their flagship phones due to the heating issues although Qualcomm has denied these accusations.
Before the launch of the Mi Note Pro, Xioami said that the company ended up applying for five different thermal patents to solve the overheating issues of the Snapdragon 810 but these reports reveal that the issues might not have been solved at all. Whether the overheating problems are still fixable through software updates is unlikely but we’ll have to wait to see how Xiaomi responds.
Update: Xiaomi company has contacted us and here is their explaination: