Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 may use carbon-fiber heat pipes instead of copper ones that were previously alleged to be part of the upcoming mobile package, according to the same source that made the original claim about the Android flagship debuting major heat dissipation improvements late last month. While carbon fiber would likely be a better solution in terms of pure ability to conduct heat away from the Galaxy Note 9's system-on-chip and other critical components, its improved pound-for-pound conductivity rating may not have been enough to convince Samsung to opt for such a solution given how doing so would have likely increased the production costs of the device in a noticeable manner.
With the Galaxy Note 9 already being widely expected to up the base storage space configuration of Samsung's flagships from 64GB of flash memory to 128GB, the technology giant may not be too keen on further increasing the manufacturing costs of its new device, especially since numerous reports already suggested the handset will feature a price tag identical to the one of its predecessor. Still, the storage space increase isn't believed to be costing the company a lot as it produces all of its mobile NAND memory chips in-house. The source of the latest rumor didn't cite any particular findings and specifically stated they aren't absolutely certain the Galaxy Note 9 will use carbon-fiber heat pipes instead of copper modules.
What's more certain is that the Android flagship will still feature much more heat dissipation hardware than its predecessor and the Galaxy S9-series devices, so even while it's set to be powered by the same chips found in the latter lineup, it's likely to be capable of maintaining peak performance for longer. Samsung's next high-end phablet will be officially announced this Thursday, August 9, with a number of reports already pointing to August 24 as the Galaxy Note 9's global release date.