Samsung is carefully planning the feature list for its upcoming flagship release — the Galaxy S8. And the Korean giant is laying emphasis on the fact that it doesn’t desire another year full of explosions. Thus, fresh reports suggesting the integration of thermal pipes in the Galaxy S8 have surfaced on the interwebs.
Citing Taiwan-based supply chain sources, Digitimes suggests that the Galaxy S8 will also adopt thermal-pipe heat dissipation solutions. The Korean giant plans to source components for the same produced by Taiwan-based Auras Technology and Chaun Choung Technology (CCI). The mass shipment of these parts is expected to begin sometime in February, in time for the scheduled March-end launch date.
Further, the report mentions that the Galaxy S8 was originally going for a two thermal pipe setup to further prevent a Note 7-like disaster. It was looking to further increase heat dissipation but has since taken a u-turn from these plans. It is now planning to use the same ultra-thin heat pipe design, which was included in Galaxy S7.
Other flagship phones launching in 2017 are also accepting this trend to prevent overheating of their devices. The recently launched HTC Desire 10 has adopted the heat pipe solutions from component maker Taisol. Whereas LG has also taken a similar route while defining the precautionary measures for its upcoming flagship device — the G6. The company is sourcing its heat pipes from Japan-based Furukawa Electric and Taiwan-based Delta Electronics. The phone will include heat pipes to prevent it from catching fire and possibly exploding.
Samsung is continuing its trend to dissipate extra heat and prevent the device from malfunctioning. It had already included thermal pipes within the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy Note 7 lineup last year. But, as one surely tell, the same didn’t prevent the Galaxy Note 7 from overheating and going kaboom while charging. This smartphone is expected to be the shining star that’ll enable Samsung to rehabilitate its brand image. Thus, the company is planning not to take any chances with their upcoming release (and they surely shouldn’t).