There have been a number of upstart smartphone manufacturers releasing products as relative outsiders in recent years, typically with a standout feature or function not found in more mainstream releases. China-based Honor recently announced it would be releasing its X10, a phone leveraging some of graphene’s unique properties, as soon as May 2020.
One of the Honor X10’s highlights is what is being described as a “graphene cooling system,” leveraging graphene’s high thermal conductivity to improve the phone’s performance, keeping the 5G-ready handset from overheating and preserving battery life. The cooling system will consist of a graphene sheet used “essentially as a heat sink” for the phone, according to TechNave. An image showing the X10 in pieces released by Honor shows off its inner workings and how graphene is incorporated into its internal design.
GizmoChina writes that the phone will have a starting price in China of approximately 2,000 Yuan (about $282), making the X10 Honor’s least expensive 5G phone available. The company says it plans to officially launch the new phone on May 20.