Samsung Galaxy Book S announced running Windows 10 and Snapdragon

Leaked last week, the Samsung Galaxy Book S shared the stage with the Note10 and Note10+ at Samsung’s Unpacked event. The company calls it “a game-changing mobile computing device”. It will be available, starting this fall, in Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray colors, starting at roughly $1,000.

With a 13.3-inch TFT display that’s also multitouch, the Galaxy Book S weights under 1kg, at 960gr. It is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx platform and features 8GB of RAM, with configurations of 256GB and 512GB of storage. With a 45Wh battery, Samsung claims the device is capable of running for 23 hours on a single charge, thanks mostly to the Snapdragon 8cx platform’s low power consumption.

Other features like LTE capabilities and Always On make this a really portable device, but, with a slower ARM-based processor, it depends on the tasks you choose whether this could be your main laptop computer replacement.

Samsung Galaxy Book S specs

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® technology (Dynamic, Movie, Music, Game, Voice, and Personalize Modes)

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