Samsung Galaxy S22 May Not Use Vapor Chamber Cooling After All

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Some new information has emerged on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22 flagship. As per a thread quoted by tipster FrontTron, the Korean manufacturer will not use vapor chamber cooling technology on the Galaxy S22 lineup.

Samsung is reportedly making the omission due to cost-cutting measures. Previous reports indicated that the company’s mobile team wanted to use vapor chamber cooling for the upcoming Exynos chipset to bolster overall performance. Reports suggest that this new Exynos chipset will utilize an AMD GPU.

Samsung first used vapor chamber cooling with the Galaxy S10 in 2019

The new revelation contradicts older reports talking of vapor chamber cooling on the early 2022 flagship. Samsung utilized vapor chambers with the Galaxy S10 a couple of years ago. The feature was later ditched in favor of multi-layered graphite thermal pads for heat dissipation.


Samsung used both graphite and vapor chambers with the Galaxy Note 20 lineup, as Android Authority points out. Some Galaxy Note 20 Ultra variants that used graphite pads witnessed complaints of heating up more than usual. This led to the (unfounded) notion that the lack of vapor chambers was causing Note 20 Ultras to heat up.

The folks at iFixit quoted a thermal engineer saying that heat dissipation should remain unchanged between the two cooling systems as long as “gap tolerances” are considered.

Speaking of chipsets, a report last week suggested that Samsung may handle the production of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip for the Galaxy S22. Qualcomm will unveil this chipset (SM8450) by December 2021, just a month or so before the Galaxy S22 unveiling.


Markets like the U.S. and South Korea will likely get the Galaxy S22 with the Snapdragon 888 chip. Meanwhile, the smartphone in other markets should be running on the Exynos chip coupled with the AMD GPU.

The Galaxy S22 lineup could break cover in early 2022.  The Galaxy S22 will likely be unveiled by January 2022 based on the release timeline of the Galaxy S21 this year.

Samsung decided to forego the Galaxy Note upgrade this year. Instead, the company announced the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 this month.