Samsung has filed a trademark application of ‘Activate Fan Mode’ in Europe and the UK that indicates that future Galaxy smartphones may come with an internal cooling fan.
According to a report by LetsGoDigital, Samsung has submitted a Trademark application with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO). The application is categorized as Class 9, where the brief description refers to smartphones and tablets.
The name ‘Activate Fan Mode’ suggests a new kind of cooling solution for future Galaxy smartphones. Users could be able to activate Fan Mode themselves.
Although Samsung has designed various cooling solutions for its smartphones over the years – think for example of the Water Carbon Cooling system, the Copper Vapor Chamber cooling or the Graphite Cooling pads. But no Samsung smartphones with a built-in cooling fan have yet been released.
Yet it would not be the first time that a cooling fan is built into a smartphone. In 2019 Nubia released the Red Magic 3 gaming smartphone with a cooling fan in addition to a Liquid Cooling Coper heat pipe.
Recently, the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2 gaming smartphone was also introduced with a cooling fan. Samsung’s ‘Fan Mode’ is probably also mainly related to mobile gaming.
Heavy gaming sessions demand a lot from your smartphone. This causes the device to heat up faster, which has negative consequences for the overall performance.
It remains unclear for the time being which Samsung smartphones will be equipped with a so-called Fan Mode. Perhaps it is meant for the upcoming foldable phones from Samsung.
In any case, it would not be the first time that features that made their debut on a gaming smartphone are subsequently also incorporated into regular devices.