In Barcelona at MWC 2017, Samsung is today introducing a couple of new devices running Windows 10. The company today introduced its new Galaxy Book, which is a device we reported about just a little while ago. The new Galaxy Book family comes with two different devices: the Galaxy Book 10 and the Galaxy Book 12.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Book family can be taken as a successor to last year’s Galaxy TabPro S line, as the new devices pack similar features and design. The Galaxy Book 10 comes with a 10.6-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1280 pixels, while the bigger Galaxy Book 12 packs a 12-inch Super AMOLED HDR display. For the CPU, Samsung is including Intel’s latest and greatest (read: Kaby Lake) Core i5 processors in a fanless design. As for the RAM, you will get up to 8GB of RAM in both the Galaxy Book 10 and the Galaxy Book 12. Both of the devices promise up to 10 hours of battery life, and they also pack fast-charging features.
The S Pen’s Air Command feature on the Galaxy Book is really cool
The device also comes with LTE connectivity and Samsung’s S Pen. With the S Pen, you will be able to draw anything you want on the Galaxy Book using Windows 10’s built-in Windows Ink feature. And if you’re not a fan of Windows Ink, you can also use Samsung’s own S Note app which is coming to Windows 10 with the new Galaxy Book. As the device sports Air Command support, you will be able to use the S Pen to quickly access some important shortcuts such as annotate over PDFs, display magnification, and a GIF creator that will let you record GIFs of the display which is really neat. What’s cool about the S Pen is that it doesn’t require charging, and it has a unique feature that will let you tilt the pen itself to change the brushstrokes and shading while drawing.
Here’s a video showing off the S Pen in action:
Another highlight of the new Galaxy Book is a new and improved Samsung Flow feature, which Samsung debuted with the Galaxy TabPro S last year. With the improved Samsung Flow, users can now “sync” their Galaxy Book with their Galaxy smartphone and be able to unlock their Galaxy Book using their Galaxy smartphone’s fingerprint scanner.
And if you care about cameras on a tablet: you’ll get a 13mp camera on the back that supports 4K recording, and a 5MP camera on the front with the Galaxy Book 12. And with the Galaxy Book 10, you will only get a 5MP camera on both sides.
Samsung is yet to reveal the prices of the new Galaxy Book family, it also isn’t clear when the company plans on releasing the new devices.