Samsung may have employed carbon fiber inside the Galaxy Note 9

Samsung may have employed carbon fiber inside the Galaxy Note 9
The Galaxy Note 9 is set to be announced in just two days’ time and it seems as though Samsung is putting a heavier focus than usual on the smartphone’s gaming capabilities – the company has even struck a deal with Epic Games that will see Fortnite arrive on Android as a Galaxy Note 9 exclusive – but in the hope of keeping performance levels high and temperatures down, the company has reportedly included a new heat pipe system.

It was recently revealed that the heat dissipation modifications included inside the Galaxy Note 9 would improve significantly upon previous-generation devices and are set to occupy almost a quarter of the smartphone's internal area. At the time of this revelation, it was claimed that Samsung would follow in the footsteps of many other manufacturers by including multiple copper pipes inside. However, according to one industry source, it not turns out that this may not actually be the case. In fact, rather than making use of copper, Samsung has reportedly replaced the material with a more premium carbon fiber solution due to the latter's higher level of heat conductivity, something should help keep temperatures down even in the most demanding performance scenarios.

Now, aside from the improvements to overall gaming performance, the new heat pipe solution also serves another purpose. Previously, in order to provide a complete desktop experience, Galaxy owners were forced to make use of dedicated DeX docks which included built-in cooling solutions. Thanks to the new pipes inside the Galaxy Note 9, however, users will no longer need a dedicated dock. Instead, the full desktop experience will be available directly through the smartphone.

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Galaxy Note 9
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(29h 3G talk time)



1. Joosty

Posts: 491; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Ooooh. Smells like race car.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Or a Ducati Diavel Carbon.

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Minus the smoke.. Oh wait.

3. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Carbon fiber on outside would sell better. Missed the obvious opportunity.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Am I the only one who prefer some heft on a smartphone? On inorganic things; weight is associated with quality; its a basic psychological trait of a human being. That's why The iPhone 4 felt so nice in hands whereas The iPhone 5 feels almost a toy in comparison. Oh well, G'Day!

7. fyah_king unregistered

Get the iPhone 8 Plus or Xperia premium if you want heft.

9. Avieshek unregistered

The iPhone X has plenty heft. Get one next month though.

13. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

You're not alone. The iPhone X feels super premium with it's weight too.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Don’t matter most put a case on it. To me I feel let down by the hole industry. Or should I say bored. There is nothing really worth buying a new phone any more. Apple or android if your just upgrading from the same phone. Phones have basically been able to do what you need them to do for awhile. What’s really missing from the future besides little improvements, (I know the phone in 40 years with enough small steps will be greatly different) is to have fast reliable unlimited data that can be for everything and not resources out to the highest bidder. We need gigabit speed if they can say it can happen. It’s a bandwidth issue mostly but ok enough rant. Sorry I like this phone but if I had the note 8 I would not upgrade

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

How does carbon fiber dissapate heat more efficiently then copper I wonder. Sounds like fortification material and not so much used for cooling.

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Do a simple search online and you'll find your answer....

10. Avieshek unregistered

What a generic response Mr.Buffalo. Unlike Copper, Gold or Graphene it is odd for which 'm gonna let you search online.

11. Avieshek unregistered

It would be funny, if the chips come off like the first generation of Apple Computers due to heat

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It depends, since there are various kind of carbon fiber out there.. But it can greatly better than copper in some case.

16. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

I don't think it does. I'm wondering if they mistook other carbon based material as carbon fiber instead

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31664; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Carbon fiber is a can’t go wrong material. Kudos Samsung.

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I heard carbon fiber should not be used as rear panel because it is worse to lose heat. Sony uses graphite instead of copper since xz premium.

19. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

They should have put gold pipes. Carbon fiber is not a better heat conductor than gold. That's why the McLaren F1 has a gold plated engine cover

20. judik971

Posts: 84; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

And will cost $1500 (if that's true)

21. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Gold still remain the best soultion for heat reduction.

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