OnePlus latest obsession is keeping the phone cool. At the recent Mobile World Congress 2023, it presented the OnePlus 11 Concept with an innovative cooling solution and because OnePlus 11 Concept is, well, a concept, god knows if it will materialize. However, the smartphone maker has an intermediary solution: OnePlus 45W Liquid Cooler for smartphones.
OnePlus showed off this over-the-top cooling solution at the recently concluded MWC 2023 in Barcelona. The OnePlus 45W Liquid Cooler is a semiconductor-based Thermo Electric Cooler (TEC) that operates according to the Peltier effect.
It is a two-part cooling solution that involves a cooling pad (the “Clip”) that clamps to the back of a phone and a power pack. I would imagine the latter reservoir for liquid. I mean, how else would OnePlus call it a liquid cooler, right?
The concept is simple. When clipped on the back of a phone, it takes away the heat from the back of the phone just like a regular clipped-on phone cooler. Except that this “backpack” does not have a fan and hence, it will not have hot air blown at the hands. In addition, the Clip is significantly lighter and narrower than a traditional fan-based backpack cooler, weighing just 75g and measuring just 51 mm wide.
This innovative semiconductor water-cooling architecture is said to be able to reduce the temperature of a working phone by as much as 20°C. If we read correctly, this device offers four-level of cooling which also dedicates the amount of noise the power pack generates.
While the OnePlus 45W Liquid Cooler for Smartphones is a concept, it also does not have pricing and availability information. Obviously, this device is not ideal for on-the-go use but if you are a competitive gamer, it could help to minimize framerate drops which could affect your gaming experience and also give you an edge over your competitors.
Now that an external, desktop cooler is a kind of reality for smartphones, are we going to see an external GPU for smartphones in near future? I mean, why stop there right?
Source and images: Android Authority.