Samsung has introduced a transforming tablet called the Galaxy Book 2 running Windows 10. In addition to a productive eight-core processor, the new product has an advanced speaker system, a gigabit LTE module and impressive battery life.
The 12-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display has a resolution of 2160×1440 pixels. The eight-core ARM processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 850, which operates at a clock frequency of 2.9 GHz with the support of 4 GB of RAM, has become the “heart” of the device. According to available information, the performance of the new chip has grown by 30% compared with the Snapdragon 835 platform, on the basis of which similar gadgets of the previous generation were produced. The capacity of the internal storage device is 128 GB.
“PC users deserve the same smooth and fast system they are used to when using their smartphones. Thanks to the Snapdragon 850 ultra-fast processor, the Galaxy Book2 provides fast wireless connectivity, long battery life, unsurpassed speed and multitasking, ”said Don McGuire, vice president of global product marketing for Qualcomm.
Galaxy Book 2 is equipped with two USB Type-C connectors, a combined headphone jack with a diameter of 3.5 mm, a slot for microSD memory cards and a fingerprint scanner. The audio system of the device is represented by AKG stereo speakers, the sound chip has received support for Dolby Atmos technology.
The tablet is equipped with two cameras: the resolution of the main sensor is 8 megapixels, the front one is 5 megapixels. Wireless communication, in addition to dual-band Wi-Fi, provides an integrated gigabit LTE module. The device is running Windows 10 in S-mode. Users at any time will be able to switch to the “normal” mode of using the operating system, however, the manufacturer warns that a reverse transition to the S-mode will be impossible.
Battery capacity is still unknown. According to the specifications, thanks to the optimization of power consumption and a low-demand processor, one tablet can work on one charge for up to 20 hours. The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 also comes with a proprietary S-pen stylus and a removable keyboard.
Specifications Samsung Galaxy Book 2:
- Display: 12 inches, Super AMOLED (2160×1440)
- Processor: eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 (4 x 2.96 GHz + 4 x 1.7 GHz)
- Communications: Snapdragon LTE Cat. 18, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac (2.4 + 5 GHz)
- Memory: RAM 4 GB, built-in 128 GB, support for microSD memory cards
- Cameras: main 8 megapixel, front 5 megapixel
- front camera: 5 megapixel
- Connectors: 2 x USB Type-C, 3.5 mm audio jack
- Audio: AKG stereo speakers, support for Dolby Atmos
- Unlock: Fingerprint Scanner
- Operating system: Windows 10 S
- Dimensions: 287 x 200 x 73 mm
- Weight: 840 grams
Pre-order new items are already open, the start of sales at a price of $ 1,000 will begin in the United States on November 2.