The smartphone brand - Apple, Samsung, Sony, etc - may be the thing we talk about most often, but these devices are nothing without the advanced innards which make them tick.
One name you might have heard is Qualcomm, the company who manufactures the chip sets and other components found inside your smartphone. Essentially the brain of the device, Qualcomm Snapdragon processors are responsible for speedy processing and the power you expect from a flagship device.
A new report suggests that Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chip set - the 810 - has some problems. Apparently the materials become very hot during use (something which is increasingly a problem as phones get thinner and processes get more complex), resulting is less efficient performance.
Their dedicated graphics chip, the Adreno 430 (which helps to make 3D games look amazing) is also having issues.
Qualcomm hardware is a major component of many handsets, so this news could mean significant delays for the next slate of smartphones from companies like Samsung, Sony and LG. In particular, the no doubt upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6 and Sony XperiaZ4 phones were very likely to be using this tech.
We don't yet know how severe the issues are or the length of the delay but Sony in particular would be looking to launch their new handset within the next 3 months, based on their past release schedules.
More as we get it.