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Samsung Galaxy Book S equipped with Snapdragon 8cx and 23 hours battery life

BySigismondo Eisenhower 2019-08-08 715

The new Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ have not arrived alone in today's Unpacked. Samsung has introduced a new device that adds to their phones, tablets and watches, the laptop. This is the new Samsung Galaxy Book S, a laptop that brings the best of phones and the best of computers, according to the company.

Samsung Galaxy Book S​ 

The Samsung Galaxy Book S opens a new branch in the Galaxy family. A family that started with mobile phones and over the years has expanded to tablets, smart clocks and now finally computers as well. It comes with a product not as traditional as we are accustomed to on a laptop, but focuses much more on mobility and connectivity than traditional laptops. This is made possible by its Qualcomm processor that allows it to operate under ARM.

Galaxy Book S specifications

Screen

13.3 "FHD TFT (16: 9)  Touch screen

Dimension

305,2 x 203,2 x 6,2-11,8 mm

Weight

0.96 kg

RAM

8 GB

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx,7nm 64-bit Octa-core at maximum 2.84 GHz + 1.8GHz

Storage

256/512 GB of SSD with MicroSD slot up to 1 TB

Battery

Charge for 42Wh,Up to 23 hours of video playback

Connectivity

Nano SIM, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou,

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

OS

Windows 10 Home / Pro

Security

Windows Hello via fingerprint sensor

Availability

Autumn in selected markets

Price

From $ 999

 

Samsung has teamed up with Qualcomm and Microsoft to bring a powerful yet lightweight laptop, they explain. It's a Windows 10 ARM computer, and to operate it uses a Qualcomm processor, the Snapdragon 8cx. This processor was introduced at the 2018 Snapdragon Summit and manufacturers like Lenovo are already introducing it. With this Samsung indicates that it takes advantage of the mobility and connectivity of a mobile and the power of a computer.

No compromises have been made on performance. We found a 13.3 inch screen in resolution 1.920 x 1.080 that also has a touch panel to interact with it directly if necessary. Inside the computer we have 8 GB of RAM, is the only option available. As for the storage we will have options of 256 GB and 512 GB of SSD.

Among other features, Qualcomm's processor makes the Samsung Galaxy Book S has been designed to have no fans, as it does not get as hot as a normal laptop. It is ultimately like a tablet with a physical keyboard attached. The laptop is coated in aluminium, which is the main material of the case. This aluminum will be available in two colors: gray and gold.

If we go to the sound section, it is the responsibility of AKG, which has teamed up with Samsung to offer stereo speakers in the Samsung Galaxy Book S. It supports the Dolby Atmos standard for a more immersive sound.

4G continuous and full day autonomy

As Samsung says, the new notebook leverages Qualcomm's processor to provide continuous 4G connectivity to the Internet without the need for a Wi-Fi connection or mobile phone thetering. Of course, we'll need a data plan for the laptop to connect to. The Samsung Galaxy Book S has a Nano SIM for this.

If we look at more specifications, the new laptop comes with 23 hours of autonomy nothing more and nothing less, although we will have to see in practice how many hours of actual use they are. Being an ARM architecture the consumption is also lower than in an Intel processor for example, although as everything, we will have to see it in practice and carrying out different actions and in varied situations.

Microsoft as an ally in the software section

If Qualcomm has been responsible for providing the processor and connectivity, Microsoft provides the operating system and major software features. The new Samsung Galaxy Book S comes with Windows 10 and for example thanks to the fingerprint sensor that incorporates can make use of Windows Hello for user authentication.

But the collaboration between the two companies for this laptop goes a little further. It integrates for example Your Phone, the app that allows a total integration between laptop and phone synchronizing files, contacts, apps, photos, notifications and more data. Samsung comments that the laptop also has the option of synchronizing all files in the Microsoft cloud, in Microsoft OneDrive.

Galaxy Book S versions and prices

How it affects the customer?

Samsung has revealed some details regarding the availability of the new laptop. According to reports, it will be available in selected markets this fall. We don't know if this includes, for example, Spain. Its starting price in the United States is 999 dollars.

The Samsung Galaxy Book S will come in two colours: gold and grey. We will also have different versions as far as storage is concerned, as we have already seen will be available with 256 GB and 512 GB, the latter option with a slightly higher price.


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