Xiaomi's Cooling Tech Could be a Cool Tool for Smartphones



The consumer electronic appliances company has a chill pill for the smartphones that suffer from high temperatures called Loop Liquid Cool technology promising to pose double cooling capacities compared to conventional vapor chamber solutions. This could be a boon to those who tend to use almost every functionality of the smartphone and of course gamers are included as well.

Quite often smartphones uphold that hard work theory than their users, but to the point that it injects anxiety in some worrying whether their device would blow up for the kind of temperature they heat up. More than anything, smartphones indeed could pop some chill pills when they are being worked up. At times it’s not even the worked up part but the memories that become overwhelming to their storage systems and apps that absorb more power than they should.

Since there are numerous social media influencers who rely on their smartphones for the entire production of their creativity being uploaded on online platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, personal websites and other portals. Xiaomi’s aerospace industry inspired cooling solution could be the right solution for what these individuals are looking for. But first, how this technology works should be looked into.

How this Tech is Cool

When the smartphone is performing heavy tasks like video editing software, gaming, or something similar that consumes a lot of resources, Loop LiquidCool will keep it cool. The heat is produced when the phone's processor is operating at maximum capacity, releasing excess energy in the form of heat.

The capillary effect is used in this method, in which liquid cooling agents are attracted towards the heat source, evaporate, and transfer the heat to a cooler area. The vapour will condense in the cooler section and be delivered back to the heat source for the next cycle. The system will operate cooler as a result of this continual cycle.

Xiaomi will install a heat pipe system, an evaporator, a condenser, a refill chamber, and gas and liquid pipes to make it operate. The evaporator's refrigerant will evaporate into a gas whenever the smartphone is subjected to a greater amount of workload. The gas and airflow will then diffuse into a condenser, where the gas will condense and become liquid. The liquids will then be absorbed and collected by tiny fibres in the refill chamber, making the system self-sustaining.

How Cool is Xiaomi’s Cool from VC Cooling

Regular VC cooling, also known as Vapour Chamber cooling, works in a similar way to keep things cool, but it lacks a specific channel for liquids and gases, which Xiaomi's Loop LiquidCool does. This prevents hot gases and cool liquid from crossing between the cycles, lowering overall system performance.

A Tesla valve is used by Loop LiquidCool to ensure that the system's flow is unidirectional. The valve allows liquid to flow through while preventing gases from returning. Xiaomi believes that the technology's 'one-way circulation' is the key to it outperforming traditional cooling technologies.

In fact, the new technology was tested on a custom Xiaomi MIX 4, which used the Loop LiquidCool system instead of the regular cooling system. According to the company, the new technology was able to keep things cooler by 8.6 degrees Celsius during a 30-minute Genshin Impact gameplay test with 60fps max video settings.

Xiaomi claims that its Loop LiquidCool technology can fit into any sort of internal design and allows more space for other components such as the battery and camera module, in addition to being more efficient than current vapor chamber cooling systems.


Xiaomi intends to release its first Loop LiquidCool devices in the second half of 2022.

Why it’s Important Cool the Smartphone

Wreck it Ralph is the scenario that’s bound to happen if the things are not cool for the smartphone. Since smartphones are made up of a lot of electronic and metal pieces. Moisture can form as a result of a rapid and dramatic change in temperature, wreaking havoc on the phone's hardware and potentially causing damage.

Some have even attempted to wrap their smart device with a cloth or similar others and have kept in the fridge, which could be a temporary good solution, probably once or twice, but not more than that.  As internal damage could occur and before anything, the device would end up being completely unusable. Therefore, here are some ways to cool down the smartphone without having to do all those refrigerator experiments.

Smartphones Can’t Handle Extreme Summers too!

Smartphones produce heat in general, and using one in direct sunlight raises the temperature within the phone. But it's not only direct sunshine to be aware of; indirect heat from the sun is also a concern. Keep smartphones in the glove compartment of a car, for example, and when not in direct sunlight, but the heat trapped inside the glove compartment will undoubtedly heat up your phone.

Room for Breathing

Smartphones, like any other electronic device, require space to breathe; else, they would overheat. Tight, poorly ventilated places, such as the pockets of a pair of tight-fitting pants, can cause a phone to overheat. Keep the smartphone's protective case in consideration as well. It can also be a heat trap if it is cheap and lacks adequate ventilation. As a result, it is vital to invest in a well-designed, high-quality smartphone cover.

Too Many Apps Can Cause Stress

As previously said, cellphones can overheat when they have a lot of tasks to complete. Closing unused programs can help relieve stress on the processor and allow it to cool down. However, closing an app by tapping the 'X' in the corner isn't always enough. Even after closing an app, it may continue to run in the background. It's important to turn them off or disable them entirely. Remove the apps entirely if you only use them sometimes.

Break Truly Matters

Giving your smartphone a break if it overheats during intensive use, such as gaming, is one approach to cool it down. Also, avoid playing games the phone is charging. Charging the phone warms it up a bit. Playing games while doing so might significantly raise the temperature. Not that smartphones cannot be used while charging, but it's probably best to wait until the phone is fully charged before engaging in resource-intensive activities.