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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 teardown unsurprisingly reveals significant changes under the hood

Samsung referred to its new cooling solution as “water-carbon cooling system” while claiming that there is real water inside the smartphone.

  • Published: August 10, 2018 11:07 AM IST
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Samsung launched its latest flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, last night. The company claimed that this is the most powerful Galaxy Note device that it has made. During the launch event, the company also added that it has worked on the internals to ensure that the device will provide optimum performance during gaming. The work includes adding copper heat pipes inside the device to ensure that the device stays cool, and the processor does not throttle.

Now that the device has launched, Russian website hi-tech@mail.ru, has torn apart the Galaxy Note 9 to see what is new and different under the hood. The report points out that visually the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks somewhat similar to the Galaxy Note 8, but they wanted to check how much different the devices are when it comes to the internals. The striking difference is obviously the copper hear pipes in the Galaxy Note 9 instead of the somewhat passive cooling that Samsung opted for in the Galaxy Note 8. The report goes on to call the cooling system “a notebook-class cooler”.

Watch: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Look

Samsung referred to its new cooling solution as “water-carbon cooling system” during the event while claiming that there is real water inside the smartphone. The report pointed out that this is not the first smartphone with copper heat pipes, but the size makes them stand out from the crowd.

Talking about other aspects of the Galaxy Note 9, there are not any changes in other design choices that Samsung made for the internals. Similar to the Galaxy Note 8, the new phablet also comes with IP68 water resistance. Some minor changes include the mechanism that holds the S Pen “more tightly” to reduce damage, charging port being connected to the motherboard but separate from the board, and larger earpiece.

The report goes on to conclude that Samsung was in a hurry while launching the Galaxy Note 8. But it is not the same with the Galaxy Note 9 as the company has removed uncomfortable fixings on the motherboard while fixing problematic spots and delivering updates to key areas.

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  • Published Date: August 10, 2018 11:07 AM IST