Huawei, a Chinese phone manufacturer, recently announced that it will use “a revolutionary super cool system” with graphene to manage heat in its new phone called Mate 20 X.
The Huawei Mate 20 X is said to be a gaming phone, which can heat up due to heavy usage. For this reason, it is important for the company to incorporate a cooling technology that can conduct heat quickly. Graphene seems to be the perfect solution for this problem due to its ability to deliver “outstanding cooling performance.”
The phone will come with a large 5000mAh battery, so it will require an efficient cooling system. “With the cooling system in place, the CPU and GPU embedded in Huawei Mate 20 X can remain at full throttle for an extended period of time and deliver the smoothest and most satisfying gaming experience to consumers,” explains the press release.
More importantly, this is the first time that a phone manufacturer uses graphene to manage heat from batteries.
The phone manufacturer has been investing in graphene research for a while. In 2016, the company unveiled the world’s first lithium-ion battery that used graphene to increase lifespan and withstand high temperatures. Huawei has also worked with the University of Manchester to develop new technologies for Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Huawei will get its supply of graphene from The Sixth Elements Materials (TSEM) based in China.
TSEM is looking to increase its production capacity to meet the increasing demand for commercially viable graphene.
Graphene is a one-atom thick (read: thin) layer of graphite. It is the world’s thinnest, strongest, and most conductive material that has the potential to turn the technology sector upside down (in a good way).
News source: Graphene-Info