Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has unveiled a new concept phone that courses with cryogenic liquid to keep it cool during high-intensity tasks like gaming.
The new OnePlus 11 Concept pairs PC-grade cooling technology with the design of high-end watches. The first thing you notice about the phone is how visually striking it is; it has a vibrant “flowing back” thanks to an active cooling system as well as guilloche etching around the camera lenses.
OnePlus, which is known for its gaming phones, has developed its own PC-like cooling system for smartphones, called the Active CryoFlux.
There’s no doubt that the OnePlus 11 Concept was designed to show off the system. “It’s like the device has its own set of blood vessels drawing heat from the chipset area,” Tuomas Lampén, strategy head at OnePlus Europe, told press at a briefing in Barcelona.
In lab tests, it reduced the phone’s temperature by up to 2.1 degrees Celsius during gameplay, which improves the frame rate by three to four frames per second. It also brought the temperature down while charging by up to 1.6 degrees Celsius, shaving up to 45 seconds off the overall charge time.
OnePlus also gave it a transparent glass back to show off the cryogenic liquid flowing through the phone. The company’s logo is typically featured at the center on the back of devices but was moved to the bottom right of the concept.