The NEC Medias X is officially the first smartphone to feature a liquid-cooled system. The Medias X 06E will be released as part of NTT DoCoMo’s summer release schedule.
The smartphone uses a tube of liquid that transfers heat from the devices quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor to a graphite radiator that is located on another part of the device.
Instead of removing heat from the device the liquid-cooling tube simply disperses heat to other parts of the smartphone to slow overheating.
While Qualcomm allows the processor to be clocked at 1.9GHz the NEC Medias X uses just 1.7GHz, even with its liquid-cooled core.
Liquid cooling isn’t the only feature users will love. The NEC Medias X also comes equipped with a 13.1-megapixel rear camera with a backside illuminated sensor. The high-end smartphone also offers a front-facing 1.3 megapixel counterpart.
Also featured on the liquid-cooled smartphone is a 4.7-inch OLED display that outputs at 720×1280 pixels resolution.
The smarpthone also offers NFC technology, Wi-Fi capabilities and compatibility with Japanese digital TV services which are powered by a 2,300mAh battery.
The NEC Medias X is only expected to be sold in Japan, however if the technology is successful it could find its way into other smartphones.
As mobile devices continue to cram more technology into their ever decreasing sizes technology that helps cool those devices could grow in importance.
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