A new report says Samsung could potentially bring back its vapor chamber cooling technology for its 2022 smartphones.
DigiTimes says supply chain sources are preparing for more 5G, new chipsets, and the aforementioned vapor chamber development.
This is not the first time that Samsung will use the said technology. The Galaxy S10 Plus previously had it, which the company claimed to have improved performance and efficiency. Despite the benefits, not all Samsung flagships have used it since. Teardowns revealed that not every Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 had it. And with the recent Galaxy S21 series, it has been ditched altogether.
But what is a vapor chamber anyway? It is a cooling solution that helps improve heat dissipation on high-performance PCs, laptops, and smartphones. For small devices like phones, it has a flat vacuum-sealed metal canister that comes with a pinch of liquid inside it. The liquid turns into gas that cools and condenses when heated. In short, this cooling solution helps heat to dissipate quicker than normal.
Vapor chambers do come with their own cons. Since it occupies more estate inside the device, it could potentially take precious room for bigger batteries and other important components.
The report is still unverified until Samsung confirms it, so let’s take this with a grain of salt for now.