After several teasers and leaks, the OnePlus 11 Concept is now finally official. OnePlus showed it off at MWC 2023 in Barcelona, and it’s an interesting-looking phone, that’s for sure.
The OnePlus 11 Concept is finally official with brand new “Active CryoFlux” cooling
The design of the OnePlus 11 Concept is based on the OnePlus 11, but from the back, it looks considerably different. Why? Well, because of the company’s new ‘Active CryoFlux’ cooling solution.
So, what’s that exactly? It’s basically a closed-loop liquid cooling system. Yes, it’s basically what you get in desktop PCs, but a lot smaller so that it can fit inside a phone. That’s actually what you see on the back of the phone, the phone’s cooling system.
OnePlus is using a ceramic piezoelectric micropump here, which circulates fluid through tubes. That happens from the upper portion of the phone, to the lower portion. To be more exact, it goes from the upper diaphragm, to the lower one.
The micropump itself takes less than 0.2cm² of space inside the device, and it circulates the fluid inside the device. That fluid goes through the tubes that act as a heat sink and radiator, basically.
The company’s cooling system can reduce temperature during gaming & charging
Now, the company says that its Active Cryoflux system can reduce temperatures up to 2.1°C. That should improve your gaming overall, as it can offer you a 3-4 FPS benefit in a game. When the phone is charging, this system can reduce the temperatures by 1.6°C, and even lower the charging time slightly.
The company included a see-through glass on the back, so that you can see the cooling fluid inside the tubing. You can’t see everything, but the effect it gives out really is eye-catching. You’ll notice that the area around the camera is also illuminated, thanks to the “Guilloche etching pattern”.
This phone basically has the same specs as the OnePlus 11. One thing to note, though, is that it won’t be available to purchase. It’s unclear whether OnePlus plans to use ‘Active CryoFlux’ tech in another, upcoming phone, though. It would be cool to see it.