Sony Xperia Z2 uses Heat-Pipe Technology to keep itself cool
Sony seems to have answered a long forgoing problem we all face when using our smartphones. The problem being our smartphones heating up, could be while playing games or using the camera for long periods. When the processor heats up, more battery juice is drained. This is an issue each and everyone one of us has faced and most likely continue to face in the future. Sony, though seem to be on the right path, as they have installed a heat-pipe technology in their next flagship smartphone the Xperia Z2. If you are a gamer or have built a high end Desktop PC, then you properly would have an idea of what is being talked about. If you don’t then thanks to Panasonic, here’s a quick Heat-Pipe Technology 101 class below:
“Heat-pipes are hollow metal pipes filled with a liquid coolant that moves heat by evaporating and condensing in an endless cycle. As the lower end of the Heat-pipe is exposed to heat, the coolant within it starts to evaporate, absorbing heat. As the coolant turns into vapor, it, and its heatload, convect within the heat-pipe.” Essentially, the liquid in the pipes cools the CPU when it gets hot, and then when the CPU cools down, so too does the liquid inside the pipes.
Sony are the first mainstream manufacturers to utilize this technology in a smartphone. As the power game keeps on increasing, with processors like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, heating issues will keep on increasing. So, will other OEM manufactures take Sony’s path dealing with this issue or come up with another way only time will tell.