Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Book2. The 2-in-1 device is the direct successor to the original Galaxy Book which was announced back in February 2017.
The device is basically the Samsung’s competitor to Microsoft’s Surface Pro, but comes with a twist as it is powered by a Qualcomm SoC, unlike its predecessor which powered by an Intel Core m3.
The Galaxy Book2 is powered by the Snapdragon 850 coupled with a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It features a 12-inch 2160×1440 Super AMOLED touchscreen. The integrated X20 modem supports Cat.18 LTE 5CA and up to 4X4 MIMO for Gigabit speeds where available.
The Galaxy Book2 has an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing shooter, two speakers tuned by AKG with built-in Dolby Atmos, two USB-C ports, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and it has quoted 20-hour battery life (with adaptive fast charging). It runs Windows 10 in S Mode and comes with an included keyboard and S Pen stylus.
It will be available online from AT&T, the Microsoft store, and Samsung.com for $999.99 starting on November 2. Later next month you’ll also find it in stores at Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Product Specifications
|DISPLAY||12.0” sAMOLED FHD+ (2160×1440)|
|CHIPSET||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 850 (Quad 2.96GHZ + Quad 1.7 GHz)|
|LTE SUPPORT||Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem Cat.18 5CA, up to 4X4 MIMO|
|MEMORY / STORAGE||4GB / 128GB|
|CAMERA||8MP Rear / 5MP Front|
|PORT||USB Type-C x2, microSD, 3.5mm|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz, VHT80 MIMO|
|DIMENSION / WEIGHT||11.32″ x 7.89″ x .30″ / 1.75 lbs|
|BATTERY LIFE||Up to 20 hours (S Mode)|
|OS / UPGRADE||Windows 10 in S Mode|
|ACCESSORIES||S Pen, Keyboard (both included)|