Samsung Launches The Galaxy Book S With Snapdragon 8CX SoC
Korean electronics giant Samsung has launched the Galaxy Book S at the Galaxy Unpacked event on the 7th of August. The successor to the Galaxy Book 2 and the next generation of the company’s always connected notebooks, it boasts of notable improvements in performance and design over its predecessor. The device has been launched alongside the company’s latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+.
Galaxy Book S
As mentioned above, the Galaxy Book S is Samsung’s latest computing device. It measures 305.2 x 203.2 x 11.8mm, weighs 0.96 kg and features a premium anodized aluminium chassis. The laptop has a 13.3-inch touchscreen display with a FullHD resolution. It runs on the Windows 10 OS and promises a full PC experience. For biometric security and easily accessing the laptop, it has a fingerprint sensor which supports the Windows Hello authentication feature.
Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Book S is kitted with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC. It is manufactured using the 7nm fabrication process and has an Octa-core CPU, combined with the Adreno 680 GPU. The company claims that because of using an ARM-based processor, the device should last for around 23 hours on continuous video playback. In terms of memory and storage, it has 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM combined with either 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. The device also supports memory expansion via Micro SD cards of up to 1TB in capacity.
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy Book S features LTE Cat.18 via a nano-SIM card. It also has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and a single USB Type C port for charging and data syncing. The device will go on sale later this year at a starting price of US$ 999 (Rs. 70,800). Here is a roundup of all the major specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Book S.
- 13.3-inch FullHD Touchscreen Display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx, 7nm Octa-core
- 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
- 256GB / 512GB, microSD slot up to 1TB
- 720p HD Webcam
- 42Wh Battery, 23 hours video playback
- LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Fingerprint scanner