Pictures of individual Galaxy Note 9 components leak, heat-dissipating copper pipes inbound
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We're seeing new information about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 crop up on the web every hour and it only keeps getting juicier. We've already had reports of first impressions of the device and also about its purported pricing. Now, the latest tidbit comes from leakster @Samsung_News_ on Twitter who says that the Note 9 will allow for much better thermal management thanks to copper heat pipes. We are also seeing images of some of the components of the phone such as the front and rear cameras, proximity sensor, and charging cable thanks to a components shop that goes by the name, Mengtor.
@Samsung_News_'s tweet says, "#GalaxyNote9 heat disipation has been increased significantly! Almost half of the right side will be covered with copper tubes to decrease the heat in the device." Interpolating this statement with what we already know about the internals of the Galaxy Note 8, we can safely infer that Samsung is trying to eke out space to fit in those copper heat pipes. The Note 9 is also being targeted at gamers so including more heat pipes is one way to minimize throttling due to high temperatures. As SoC capabilities increase, OEMs must find ways of ensuring that user engagement with the device is not hampered due to high temperatures. We just reported that Xiaomi is implementing a liquid cooling mechanism in its upcoming Pocophone F1 to combat throttling so it's good to see smartphone makers paying attention to component temperatures.
Also, a component shop by name Mengtor happens to stock some of the Galaxy Note 9's parts such as the front camera, dual rear cameras, proximity sensor, and the charging cable with microphone. The availability of spares at third-party shops much before the actual launch of the device itself is surprising. It could be that major components of the phone are already out in the wild, which must have helped @Samsung_News_ to conclude about the heat pipes.
With so much info leaking by the hour, the Galaxy Note 9's launch might not spring any surprises. One can speculate this is how Samsung would have liked it so as to generate enough hype before launch. Given that the company is looking to consolidate its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note's brands in 2019, the sales of the Note 9 will be watched very keenly by analysts and Samsung alike.