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:
|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)
|Battery|| 42Wh (typical)
Video playback: Up to 23 hours
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
Written by: Gabriella Steyn.