18 April 2019
A patent filed by Nubia at the Chinese Patent Office reflects that the company is aiming to bring a smartphone with a built-in cooling fan. Referring to some latest leaks and rumors, this could be the successor to Nubia’s Red Magic gaming smartphone.
The common cooling method that has been used by several gaming mobile phones include the heat pipes to cool down the temperature produced when playing CPU-demanding games. But, according to the patent, the next Nubia’s gaming phone will use a cooling fan. The patent describes that the CPU is covered by a copper heatpipe that is then connected to the opening of the air duct. This outlet will be available on the side of the phone and the inlet should either site on the other side of the case or directly above the fan.
The inclusion of the cooling fan suggests that the phone is going to be thicker than before, but it will give an advantage to the battery as the company would be able to bring bigger battery capacity. The idea of applying cooling fan reflects Nubia is using a miniature of what we see on notebooks, tablets, and PCs.
Nubia applied for the patent in October 2018 and was granted in February 2019. Sources to the German tech site WinFuture claims to have prototypes of the phone which further confirm the images of the required components shown in the patent. This could mean the Chinese company is actually working on the successor of the Red Magic gaming smartphone. However, it’s too early to comment since only the prototypes of the phone exist as of now.