The Samsung Galaxy S22 series could use steam chambers to cool the inside of the handset using a technology most commonly found in high-end gaming phones.
Not that Samsung is a stranger to using steam chambers in its flagships, but it has been implemented at random and placed them in the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, but not its cheaper siblings (they got an ‘advanced heat conduction system’) as well as in some (but not all) Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones.
Now a new one DigiTimes report suggests that Samsung is considering bringing steam chambers back to its 2022 flagships, and while it is still uncertain, it is apparently promising enough for Taiwanese suppliers to get ready if the phone maker orders them a lot.
This presumably means the Samsung Galaxy S22 flagship range, but may also include other top-tier handsets ̵
Would the phones really need a steam chamber?
Steam chambers have certainly sounded like the best mobile cooling situations, especially since they are shown in top gaming phones – stupidly, the Asus ROG 3 even has a transparent plastic section on the back cover to show off its steam chamber.
And while the steam chambers are cooling down phones, it is not clear if they are the only solution for top-class flagship phones. In fact, the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones had multiple cooling systems that were quietly implemented – seemingly randomly – across both phone models. Some wanted copper vapor chambers, while others wanted graphite heating pads that removed heat.
In a demolition investigation report iFixit found that the systems were apparently split between telephone models apparently for no reason or reason. While boasting steam chambers appeared to have been a marketing ploy that sold several devices in previous S-Series flagship phones, they are potentially prone to failure when damaged, an expert told the site. While graphite pads reportedly appeared in the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, it may mean that bringing steam chambers on in its 2022 smartphones means the phone maker is not settled on one cooling technology over the other.