Samsung Unveils Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book S

Samsung launched three Note 10 models yesterday at the Unpacked event held in New York. It also announced the Galaxy Book 2 successor – the Galaxy Book S. The ultra-light laptop weighs 0.96 kg which is also quite thin, measuring 11.8mm in height. The Book S is an amalgamation of the Snapdragon and Windows 10 OS which gives an ideal performance. The specifications are quite impressive.

The Galaxy Book S has a 13 inches (13.3, to be exact) full-HD TFT touchscreen display with 16:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor coupled with LPDDR4X 8GB RAM. There are two storage options: 256/512GB which is further expandable up to 1TB.

The Book S has a front camera that has a resolution of 720 HD for video calling. As for the battery, it has a 42Wh (typical) battery and Samsung promises a battery life of up to 23 hours, which needs the critics’ approval. Users won’t have to worry about carrying an additional charger as the Galaxy Book S uses USB Type-C for charging, the same as its flagship smartphones. It supports the Quick Charge 2.0 and Power Delivery 2.0 standards.

Samsung Unveils Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book S

The notebook does support LTE Cat.18 cellular connection so users won’t just have to rely on Wi-Fi all the time. There is just a single USB-C port that is primarily meant for charging. As for entertainment, there’s AKG-branded loudspeakers and Dolby Atmos tuning that gives the user an immersive experience. Using the notebook in pitch darkness won’t be a headache as Samsung has made the keyboard a backlit one.

The laptop also takes security quite seriously. It a fingerprint reader that supports Windows’ Hello feature. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou.

The Notebook S will be available starting September, at least in the US. There was mention as to when will it be available in India. And when it does become available, you can choose from Mercury Gray and Earthy Gold.


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