Galaxy Note 9 dissection reveals the internals of its cooling system

Galaxy Note 9 dissection reveals the internals of its cooling system
The Note 9 is a powerhouse of a smartphone and one of the features Samsung was boasting about was its “water carbon cooling system”. Of course, once smartphone enthusiasts got their hands on the actual device, it was just a matter of time before the exact composition of the cooling system was revealed.

Days before the Galaxy Note 9 will be officially available on the market, JerryRigEverything, the popular YouTube channel for tech teardowns, already pried open the $1000 device. In his usual style, the host didn’t hesitate to sacrifice the functionality of the smartphone in the name of science and once he got to the copper cooling system, tore right through it, looking for the infamous carbon and water that should be inside.

You can check the results for yourself in the video below (the heatsink part starts at around 5:20), but if you want the gist of it, it’s this: there probably is a tiny amount of water within the cooling solution, but it evaporates as soon as its exposed to the atmosphere. The vacuumed copper tube is filled with ultrathin copper wires that allow the water to move between hot and cold areas of the cooling system.

As for carbon, there isn’t any that could be seen with a naked eye, at least not within the copper tubing. To be fair, Samsung hasn’t specified exactly where carbon is contributing or how much.

With or without carbon, the Note 9’s cooling is a big improvement over its predecessor and should be able to keep your hands comfortable.

source: JerryRigEverything via Slashgear



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Water cooling without a radiator? Weird! So... Does it mean I've to pour coolant in that thing? Will it freeze in winter? Wait a minute... Am I drunk or does PhoneArena actually has a new UI? Alcohol isn't supposed to cause hallucinations, eh? Weird! Nah, must be seeing things... Would love to see a unicorn jumping on my bed while at it. Or a mermaid stuck in the sink... Ah well, G'Day!

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Technically it's just heat speader, tiny amount of water inside it just help the heat to spread in larger area, the heat isn't just gone, it stay inside the phone, and slowly dissipate that heat thru smartphone surface. It's not like the can use fins and fans to cool the heat spreader (Oh wait, ROG phone did that)

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5762; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

These tiny heat pipes have been around for ages, I think since the Xperia Z2 They just help spread the heat

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31676; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This phone is Just chock full of awesomeness. Mine shipped yesterday, and arrives tomorrow. My body is Mxy batmite ready.

3. Avieshek unregistered

Maybe, just lies.

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