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Today Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Book S, a 13-inch Qualcomm-powered Always Connected PC.
With the Snapdragon 8cx processor, it offers 23-hour battery life, and charges with the same charger as the Note 10. It will be available in two colours. As expected, the device features built-in LTE, but not 5G. The laptop offers 8 GB of RAM, 256 or 512 GB storage and up to 1 TB of expandable storage and only weighs 0.96 kg (2 pounds.)
The device will cost $999 and hit the market in September.
See the full press release below:
NEW YORK, USA – August 7, 2019 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced Galaxy Book S, a game-changing mobile computing device built for high-performing users who don’t want to be weighed down by excessive size and features of traditional laptops. Built for the new achievers – the innovators, the go-getters, those who do things differently to push themselves forward – Galaxy Book S empowers the next generation of mobile moguls.
With Galaxy Book S, Samsung ushers in a new era of mobile computing with a device that harnesses the mobility and connectivity of a smartphone and the powerful productivity of a PC. Developed in collaboration with leading technology companies, Galaxy Book S takes Samsung’s position as a mobile leader and unites it with the best-in-class workforce platform powered by Microsoft and industry leading mobile performance from Qualcomm. This new category device offers Gigabit LTE connectivity, instant-on capabilities and a premium design, powered by Windows 10 and the cutting-edge Qualcomm®Snapdragon™ 8cx compute platform. With Galaxy Book S, experience the freedom of a new type of mobile device that lets you work anywhere and everywhere, without tethering you to your desk or couch.
“At Samsung, we believe that true innovation is only possible through an open, collaborative approach where partners are aligned and motivated to break down barriers and redefine the computing experience,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy Book S combines the best mobility features Samsung has to offer with Microsoft’s leading productivity solutions and Qualcomm Technologies’ performance capabilities to deliver the best mobile productivity experience available in a mobile device today.”
Discover a Flexible Device Experience That’s Always On, Always Connected
Created to transform how and where you use your PC, Galaxy Book S is always-on, always-connected and always-capable – the future of mobile productivity. Ultra-fast Gigabit LTE adds a virtually constant connection to the cloud, providing high-speed access to applications and content without relying on WiFi. Booting up is a thing of the past – Galaxy Book S features touch-to-wake capabilities for instant access. Like a smartphone, anything you need is readily available at the touch of your finger.
Purposefully Designed to Last and Built to Perform
Building on the Galaxy Book2, Galaxy Book S was thoughtfully designed to deliver a powerful computing experience within a lightweight and sturdy mobile form factor. Designed to stand out with its uniquely arched frame that flows when opened and closed, the portable, ultra-slim design lets you to take full advantage of its always-on capabilities. Galaxy Book S goes where you go, easily and comfortably – without the unnecessary weight and bulk of a full-sized laptop at only 0.96 kg.
Built with a premium anodized aluminum frame on the top and base, Galaxy Book S is protected against hazards that can typically damage a laptop and strengthened by the anodization process on the outer layer. Galaxy Book S’ 13.3-inch display comes with a 10-point multi-touch, allowing you to scroll, zoom and control the device, with a touch of a finger.
Experience a New Caliber of Power
Created for those always on the move and who want a seamless mobile Galaxy experience across their devices, Galaxy Book S expands your productivity without limiting your reach. Galaxy Book S offers uncompromising performance-powered by the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform; the world’s first 7 nanometer PC platform created for mobile computing by Qualcomm Technologies. The Snapdragon 8cx elevates Galaxy Book S above the Galaxy Book2, with 40 percent greater CPU performance, 80 percent greater graphics performance and added memory bandwidth. The Snapdragon 8cx, purposefully designed to be fan-less, also ensures that your laptop will remain cool no matter how hard you’re working.
“The Snapdragon 8cx chipset ushers in a new era of always on, always connected devices that empower you to work, multitask and play with ease almost anywhere,” said Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated. “We refused to compromise peak performance for battery life and instead combined the two to create a powerful device experience that offers premium mobile computing capabilities alongside a smartphone’s mobility and connectivity.”
Untether yourself from the charging cable with Galaxy Book S’ long-lasting battery life that can power up to 23 hours of continuous video playback with only one charge.1 To ensure your device is running as efficiently as possible, Galaxy Book S optimizes performance depending on what you’re doing – so you use less energy and save more time to create, stream, play and work. Galaxy Book S also features up to 1TB of expandable storage, so you don’t have to worry about running out of space.
Galaxy Book S also includes Samsung’s studio quality Sound by AKG stereo speakers, while Dolby Atmos® elevates and refines the immersive audio experience with tailored sound modes for movies, music, games and more.
Backed by Leading Industry Services
Enjoy a complete PC experience on a new mobile computing device that offers uncompromised mobility and next-generation performance with Windows 10. Microsoft’s Your Phone app2 provides a seamless connection between Galaxy Book S and Galaxy Note10 so you can access your most recent photos, apps and notifications, and instantly respond to calls and texts between devices, making sure your day is friction free.3 Galaxy Book S also features Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage, which keeps your files protected, backed up and accessible across your devices.
With Galaxy Book S, your device is more secure and protected. With its Gigabit LTE connectivity, the Galaxy Book S allows you to avoid unreliable public networks, ensuring that your private information isn’t put at risk when accessing the internet. Windows Hello provides instant sign-on capabilities with your fingerprint, ensuring quick and convenient access to your device in a more personal way.
Galaxy Book S will be available in two shades, Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray, beginning this fall in select markets.