Samsung seems ready to launch its first gaming smartphone with a fan-cooling system: all the clues
Samsung's top-of-the-line smartphones have such high performance that they are also suitable for gaming, but to date the South Korean company does not offer a dedicated gaming smartphone model. A new patent filed, however, suggests that a dedicated smartphone for gamers is coming soon.
Phones designed for gamers often offer features that go beyond a very powerful processor and excellent graphics quality. For example, they are equipped with a cooling system consisting of real fans integrated in the device. According to a report by the website LetsGoDigital, Samsung has registered with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) the intellectual property of the phrase "Activate fan mode" and "Unleash the power of your fan" for its mobile devices. To date, however, none of the South Korean company's tablets or smartphones feature cooling fans-a move that suggests that the announcement of Samsung's first gaming phone in the coming year is getting closer.
Samsung registers "fan mode"
In recent weeks, as reported by the site LetsGoDigital, Samsung Electronics has filed several patents and registered some slogans for its future mobile devices. Among them are "Armor Frame" and "Pro-Shield," which most likely refer to the much-anticipated Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones.
To catch LetsGoDigital's attention, however, was another trademark filed on May 11, 2021 with both the EUIPO, the European Intellectual Property Office, and its UK counterpart, the UKIPO. It's the phrase "Activate fan mode" that was registered for Class 9 devices, a category that refers to smartphones and tablets. It's a move that suggests how future Galaxy smartphones could be equipped with an internal fan cooling system.
Is Samsung's first gaming phone on the way?"
Over the years, Samsung has developed cooling solutions for its smartphones, mainly aimed at high-performance top-of-the-line devices. These range from the Water Carbon Cooling system to the Copper Vapor Chamber to Graphite Cooling pads. None of these systems used for mobile devices, however, integrate a fan. In recent years, however, more and more gaming phone manufacturers have introduced fans into their devices. They range from Nubia's Red Magic to Lenovo's new Legion Phone Duel 2 unveiled in April 2021.
Recording the phrase "Activate fan mode" for smartphones and tablets therefore suggests that Samsung is at least ready to test mobile devices equipped with a fan, which could then be intended for gaming. The presence of a fan could be integrated in the next foldable of the South Korean company or even in the Galaxy S21 FE, which could arrive next August. So it seems that the first gaming phone from Samsung is getting closer and closer and we just have to wait to see what will be the future proposals for gamers.