The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is already a reality. The company has surprised with this second generation which it has endowed with improved features. For starters, this tablet-laptop hybrid becomes the first device to integrate the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor. It is a variant of the current 845 for smartphones, focused on convertibles with Windows 10.
It also has autonomy, which, according to the company, is capable of exceeding 20 hours. Without a doubt, the Galaxy Book 2 becomes a real bet within the sector. It will land only for the moment only in the United States from next November 2, at an exchange rate of 950 euros.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Specification
|Screen||12-inch Super AMOLED FHD + (2,160 x 1,440)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 (Quad 2.96 GHZ + Quad 1.7 GHz)|
|Audio||Dolby Atmos certified stereo speakers|
|Internal memory||128 GB|
|Drums||Up to 10 hours of use|
|Operating system||Windows 10 S Mode|
|Connections||Dual WiFi (2.4 + 5 GHz) 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, VHT80 MIMO, LTE (Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem Cat.18)|
|Ports||2 x USB-C, microSD, 3.5mm|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, fingerprint reader, gyroscope, illumination sensor|
|Cameras||8 and 5 megapixels (rear and front)|
|Featured Features||S Pen and keyboard|
|Release date||November 2|
|Price||About 950 euros|
New Improved Design
Samsung has made some variations on this new model. The Galaxy Book 2 now offers a renewed, slimmer design, made with higher quality materials that guarantee more durability. Also noteworthy is a new hinge system for rear support, very similar to the Surface Pro. Thanks to it we can place the convertible in various positions to work better.
Also, your keyboard is now magnetically attached to the bottom bezel, just like its competitor’s. There’s no shortage of S Pen support, perfect for taking notes when we can’t use the keyboard. The good thing is that both accessories come with the equipment, we will not have to buy them separately. At the screen level, the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 has a 12-inch Super AMOLED and FHD + resolution (2,160 x 1,440).
Another of the great additions is the new Snapdragon 850 processor, which, as we say, has been manufactured specifically for this type of equipment and optimized for Windows 10 in S mode. This will undoubtedly allow you a higher performance when using all types of services and tools.
This SoC comes with a 4 GB RAM and a storage capacity of 128 GB. The best thing is that this processor will allow us to enjoy, according to Samsung, an autonomy of up to 20 hours. However, this is something that we will have to check, since it will depend a lot on the configuration established or the use that is given to it.
When it comes to connections, the Galaxy Book 2 includes a wide array of options: Dual WiFi (2.4 + 5 GHz) 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, VHT80 MIMO, LTE (Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem Cat.18 ). It also has 2 USB-C ports, microSD, fingerprint reader and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There is no lack of a 5-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera with which you can capture images wherever we go.
Price and Availability of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2
For now, the Galaxy Book 2 will go on sale only in the United States, where it will be sold through carriers AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. Its price will start from 950 euros at the change and will be available from next November 2.