Yesterday morning, Samsung lifted a cover on its latest and coolest Galaxy Book 2 which is a convertible laptop-tablet device (12-inches 2-in-1 detachable) set to take on the likes of Microsoft’s Surface Pro or Surface Go line of identical hybrids.
Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 Mobile Platform. Snapdragon 850 is a variant of the Snapdragon 845 that is optimally designed for laptops and 2-in-1 devices and offers a 30% increase in performance, in combination with 20% better battery life versus Snapdragon 835 ACPCs (Always Connected PCs) from last year’s generation.
Vice President, Global Product Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc Mr. Don McGuire said that PC users deserve the same silky and smooth, fast and always connected user experience – everyone used to on their smartphones.
He further added that,
“Featuring the ultra-fast Snapdragon™ 850 Mobile Compute Platform, the Galaxy Book 2 delivers the instant connectivity, multi-day battery life, unrivaled speed and multi-tasking that consumer’s desire”.
With its Qualcomm X20 LTE modem coupled with a traditional 802.11ac WiFi platform, the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 supports the always-connected mantra to provide complete Gigabit LTE connectivity for all wireless connectivity wherever the user is. A 12-inch Samsung Super AMOLED FHD+ display with a resolution of 2160 x 1440, a 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, a detachable keyboard and Stylus Style Pen all included. It has a pretty impressive 20 hours of battery life. The other details are as follow:
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Specs
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 850
- Display Size: 12-inches Super AMOLED (2160 x 1440 Pixels)
- LTE Support: Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem
- RAM: 4GB
- ROM: 128GB
- Cameras: 8MP Rear and 5MP Front
- Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner, Gyro, Accelerometer, Geomagnetic and Light sensor
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Battery: Up to 20 Hours
- OS: Windows 10 in S Mode
Availability and Price
Sooner instead of later, it’ll be available from Samsung direct and through Telstra after spending approx. $1599. It’s expected to be landed on Vodafone Australia in a couple of weeks. If you get your hands on one before March 2019 ends, you will get a free-of-cost multi-port adaptor which is also known as a mini docking station to help you on the move.