OnePlus 12 Teardown Reveals A Massive Vapor Chamber Cooling System Inside

The OnePlus 12 went official back in December 2023. However, the company did not unveil much about its latest flagship at that time. The phone was launched internationally yesterday, and we finally learned a lot about the company’s latest phone. Honestly, this is the first time in a long, long while that I can finally say that the company has a flagship killer in its hands. Not only does the phone bring all the things that enthusiasts have wanted for a long time, but it also manages to undercut all its competition in terms of pricing.

The OnePlus 12 offers not one but two vapor chamber cooling solutions to keep it cool during intensive gaming sessions

jerryRigEverything, the man known for being pretty hard on phones has done the same to OnePlus 12. However, this is not your usual bend and durability test – he straight up opened the phone, tore it apart, and showed us the vapor chamber found inside the phone. You would be surprised to know that OnePlus has decided to go for two instead of a single chamber.

This probably is due to the fact that the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 found inside the phone needs adequate cooling. In my experience with this chipset, I did not run into any thermal issues even after I put the phone through rigorous testing back and forth. However, I was testing out the Redmagic 9 Pro – a phone that is tailor-made for gamers. So, the story might be a bit different here.

You can check out the complete OnePlus 12 teardown below, and if you love technology as much as I do, you might want to hold onto something because it can get painful to watch.

The teardown shows how the OnePlus 12 uses two vapor chamber cooling solutions that are stacked on top of each other. I am not really sure if OnePlus is adding so much cooling for the sake of it, and considering how the retail units are not in the market, we will have to wait and see how the phone performs under stressful situations. I do recall using the Redfmagic 9 Pro, and only during consecutive benchmarking did the phone actually get hot to the touch. While gaming or performing other day-to-day tasks, I did not really run into any heat-ups or throttling, for that matter.

Thankfully, the OnePlus 12 looks like an excellent phone from all angles, and while I have some concerns, so far, every preview I have watched or read takes care of my concerns in better ways than I expected. I am not sure if I will prefer the new OnePlus over the Galaxy S24 Ultra, but if for some reason I cannot get my hands on the latter, I will definitely be going with the new OnePlus because the phone does look really, really promising and I would love to give it a spin.

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