It’s probably not the water-cooled superphone you’ve been looking for, but Japanese smartphone maker NEC announced the succinctly named Medias X 06E for the NTT DoCoMo network today, the world’s first smartphone with a CPU cooled by H2O.
Specification : Medias X 06
- quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.7 Ghz, works via a liquid-charged tube from the processor to a graphite “radiator” along the system board that disperses heat.
- 4.7-inch 720p OLED display
- 13.1 megapixel camera Exmor RS camera
- It comes in two colors, white and pink
- Android 4.2
According to NEC, the water cooling system – which works by funneling liquid through a tiny pipe across the motherboard and outwards toward the exterior – makes the smartphone cool to the touch, while also allowing the CPU some computing headroom. Those claims have yet to be tested.
Like the HTC Rhyme, the 06E features a light-up charm. NEC opted to go the ostentatious route, however, and skipped the subtle color-matched cord for the unabashed bling of a faux gold chain.
Honestly, the Medias X 06E sounds like some horrible joke. The over-the-top effeminate design and gimmicky cooling system seem more like cries for attention than desirable features. Maybe there’s something to feminine superphones, but I’m not seeing it.