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Samsung launches a new Galaxy Book S laptop

Samsung launched a new Galaxy Book S laptop at its Galaxy Unpacked event in Brooklyn where it launched its new flagship phone – the Galaxy Note 10.

It’s a Windows-powered notebook that Samsung designed with the help of Microsoft and Qualcomm and according to the company, it is a device that empowers the next generation of mobile moguls. 

 Mobile division CEO, DJ Koh said in a statement: "At Samsung, we believe that true innovation is only possible through an open, collaborative approach where partners are aligned and motivated to break down barriers and redefine the computing experience. Galaxy Book S combines the best mobility features Samsung has to offer with Microsoft’s leading productivity solutions and Qualcomm Technologies’ performance capabilities to deliver the best mobile productivity experience available in a mobile device today."

The notebook is lightweight, weighing in at 0.96kg with 13.3’’ FHD TFT (16:9) display with a 10-point multi-touch screen.

Powering the new device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform, which features a 7-nanometer octa-core processor (2.84 GHz and 1.8GHz).

There’s also 8GB LPDDR4X RAM on offer, with a choice of 256GB or 512GB storage.

According to Samsung the device boasts 23 hours of battery life from the 42Wh unit onboard, supports LTE Cat.18 and a nano-SIM.

The company added that users will be able to charge the device battery with their Samsung Note 10 chargers, so there is no longer a need for a heavy laptop charger.

The Galaxy Book S is launching in the US in September, starting at $999 (RRP), but South African availability is yet to be announced.

Samsung SA stated that the Galaxy Book S might come next year to SA but it is still in discussions. 

Here are the specifications:

The Galaxy Book S
OS Windows 10 Home/Pro
Display 13.3’’ FHD TFT (16:9)
Touch: 10-point multi-touch screen
Body 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm, 0.96 kg
AP Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 8cx Compute Platform
7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.84 GHz + 1.8GHz)
Memory 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 256/512GB
+ MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
Camera 720p HD
Battery  42Wh (typical)
Video playback: Up to 23 hours
Network LTE Cat.18
Nano SIM
Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO 

Bluetooth® v 5.0, USB Type-C, Location (GPS, Galileo*, Glonass, BeiDou*)

Sensors  Fingerprint Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor (Keyboard Backlit on/off) 
Authentication Windows Hello sign-in with fingerprint
Audio Stereo speakers: Sound by AKG
Immersive sound with Dolby Atmos

 

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Written by: Gabriella Steyn.

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