Thanks to Samsung's new models, heat-pipes might become popular in smartphones

Samsung apparently wasn't convinced that the Snapdragon 820 chipset wouldn't overheat like its predecessor, the Snapdragon 810 chipset. After all, it was Samsung that practically led manufacturers to avoid the Snapdragon 810 SoC whenever possible last year. For Samsung, this led the company to employ their own Exynos 7420 chipset on all of its high end models, even in regions like the U.S. where traditionally a Snapdragon solution was used...
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106 Comments

98. mitchytan92

Posts: 92; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Well yeah. It is kind of like how Android phones tends to be less power efficient than iOS devices and instead of solving the problem, they just avoid it and put it a bigger and bigger battery. But still, I am happy that at least they are trying to improve the situation and this is going to give me a reason to choose s7 over the g5.

95. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is false. The back of the iPhone is nothign more than a giant heat pipe. The idea is is to try to draw the heat away from the source. The farther heat can spread, the better. You obviously have no idea what you're talkign about. When it comes to chips, heat pipes and liquid cooling have been used even in solutions where there is active cooling like fans. WAKE UP. When was the last time you placed a heat sink on a CPU or GPU? Don't most brands like ThermalTake use heat pipes? Why? Because this has been found to be the best solution, whether You like it or not. You just sound like you bitchin just to be bitchin.

102. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Is it the same idea of Turbo intercooler!

18. dazed1

Posts: 776; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

S652 is amazing mid end soc

19. Wishmaster

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 20, 2015

I'm sorry PhoneArena but you're showing very poor level of journalism right now. After S7 premiered in your article about new things in S7 you showed slide from Samsungs presentation that pictured heatpipe and there wasn't any kind of indication that it was exclusive for SD820 version and now your just rewriting what DigiTimes wrote without any kind of background check. Pure sensation cause SD820 heats up just like SD810.

24. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

I hope nothing happen in the future. Quallcom spreading lies again.

30. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

isn't this similar cooling system Microsoft Applied to Lumia 950xl

33. nighthawk_al

Posts: 55; Member since: May 23, 2014

Yes it is, but this is phonearena man, come on...

32. jojon

Posts: 421; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..yes it is, about time someone asked/stated that

35. Phonehex

Posts: 723; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

I just use an ice pack with all my SD 810 devices. Simplest solution.

41. nodes

Posts: 1150; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

and the coolest solution.

49. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

Much needed for Gear VR. That is a true test because both the Note 4 and S6 would overheat. I expect the S7 to do better but not fully eliminate the overheating during long VR sessions. All you Gear VR users know what I'm talking about.

81. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

There is no speculation or confirmation needed, during the S7 presentation they stated the phone came with a heat pipe.

86. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

"We are craftsman, we are Samsung!" Follow us and your devices will be better. Time for all the OEM to copy Samsung. Several have already copied the front and rear curves of the Edge and Note 5 models. Now everyone copy the heat pipe. COPY COPY COPY! The iPhone need anything, because its not going to have such great hardware for at least 5 years.

106. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

There is a hater in here. Brought up Apple again in a Samsung article.

107. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Heat pipes will add thickness to the phone so that means Apple will never use them because they are obsessed with thinness even at the stupid expense of removing the 3.5mm headphone socket on iPhone 7.
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