Thursday 16 May 2013

The world's first water-cooled smartphone is with us!

   We already know that smartphones and water don't typically get along, unless their name is the Sony Xperia ZR. So where's the sense in putting water inside of a device? Well, if you've heard of NEC then you'll know that the company are quite pioneering and they've recently announced their new Medias X 06E which is the world's first 'water-cooled smartphone'.

   Yes, it does look to be tailored very much towards women, but that doesn't mean that the smartphone can't keep cool under the collar and that's why the smartphone has, "a water-filled heatpipe funnel[ing] heat away" from the quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. Essentially this technique combines the water pipes with a graphite sheet which is facing the phone's motherboard, to keep
the phone a lot cooler when under strain than the other devices which don't have the tech in use! There's an interesting little diagram in Japanese which you can decipher to show you how the heat maps look with the tech working, embedded to the right.

   At the moment though it's hard to determine if there are any performance benefits to having a set-up like this, but according to NEC having the cooling in place it helps to keep the phone's processor running at full power for as long as necessary as it helps to keep the phone from overheating as quickly. In reality though it's unlikely that this will happen very often on the move because your battery will take a battering if you run it at that full power, so we doubt this is a very frequent occurrence or issue.

   If you're more in the phone than the water-cooling features then the Medias X is a very nice phone indeed. On the inside there's Android 4.2 Jelly Bean driving the phone, a 4.7-inch 720p OLED display, LTE and a 13.1-megapixel Exmor RS camera, which makes the whole phone seem like a very solid phone.

    This phone will be available in Japan under the super catchy title of the NEC Medias X N–06E and this phone will land on NTT Docomo at some point towards the end of June.
Via Engadget.


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