Samsung Galaxy Book Go to feature new Snapdragon 8cx Gen X SoC with 40% faster GPU than the 8cx, will launch alongside the Galaxy Book Pro in May
Samsung will likely release refreshed Galaxy Books in May this year. These include a Galaxy Book Pro powered by 11th gen Intel Tiger Lake CPUs and a Galaxy Book Go, which is said to feature a new Gen X Snapdragon 8cx SoC. This information comes via WalkingCat on Twitter, who has posted leaked slides detailing the specs and design of the upcoming Galaxy Books.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro
According to WalkingCat's tweets, the Galaxy Book Pro is an upgrade to the last gen Galaxy Book Ion and will offer several Tiger Lake SKUs including Core i3, Corei i5, and Core i7 configs. Like the Galaxy Book Ion, the Galaxy Book Pro can also be expected to be available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch chassis with the latter offering the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 as a dGPU option.
The upcoming Galaxy Book Pro will continue to offer an FHD display, but Samsung will be using an AMOLED panel this time instead of a QLED one. The Galaxy Book Pro will be quite portable weighing just 888 g and 1,072 g for the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants, respectively.
The Galaxy Book Pro will be available in Silver and Denim Blue colors. Being a Tiger Lake platform, Thunderbolt 4 connectivity is a given though LTE can also be optionally configured.
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
Alongside the Galaxy Book Go, Samsung will also be launching a Galaxy Book Go that runs Windows on ARM. The leaked slides indicate that Samsung will be offering a newer Snapdragon 8cx SoC dubbed the Gen X version that supposedly is 10% and 40% faster than the original 8cx in CPU and GPU tests, respectively. Curiously, the leaked slides do not show a performance comparison with the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2.
The Gen X moniker could be a reference to the upcoming Windows 10X OS that is being designed from the ground up for mobile devices. The slides also show perceivable performance advantages compared to an Intel Core i5-1035G4.
The Galaxy Book Go will feature a 14-inch FHD display and will be available in two configs:
- Snapdragon 7c with 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 128 GB UFS storage
- Snapdragon 8cx Gen X with 8 GB LPDDR4x RAM and 256 GB UFS storage
Both the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Go are expected to launch in May 2021, which is when we will get to know more information about pricing and availability.
Apart from the new Galaxy Books, Samsung will also be launching the new Galaxy Tab S7 Lite and Tab A7 Lite Android tablets in June.