Hot(!): A Lumia as you've never seen it before...

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We've done a number of device galleries in the past, but never shown off a photo taken with a thermal imaging camera. With no specific point to make, other than your smartphone can get up to a whopping 50 Centigrade on its outside and that the processor is up near the top corner on a Lumia 920, a couple of thermal snaps for you to enjoy below...

The images come from Mirza Imamović in Sarajevo:

I had some free time at work, so i took this thermal pictures of my Lumia 920 :)
The first three are taken from the back (you can see the camera), the last one is from the front. I had the phone running HERE Drive+ navigating to my home in background, plus I drove one lap with GT Racing and Skype was also present in the background.
The highest temperature it got was a little above 50 degrees C.
(Yellow Lumia 920, one year old)

Many thanks, Mirza, here are the two thermal photos, from the back and front, respectively:

Thermal image of hot Lumia 920

Thermal image of 920 from the front

Very interesting, though as anyone who's ever played a heavyweight game knows, your smartphone will have a hot spot somewhere on the back, above the location of the main processor/GPS chip. Very cool to have calibrated images to prove the extent of this, though. 

And in case you're wondering, 50 degrees C is hot to the touch, but not too hot. If your smartphone ever gets to the point where part of the casing it so hot that you can't hold it (around 60 degrees C or hotter) then there's something wrong and you should start troubleshooting!