Samsung Galaxy Book S debuts with Snapdragon 8cx, 23 hours of battery life and weighs under 1 kg
Samsung’s latest WoS device is official and it is one of the sleekest ultrabooks we have yet seen. It is the first ultrabook on the market combining Windows 10 with Qualcomm’s specially optimized 7nm 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 8cx ARM-based chipset clocked at up to 2.84 GHz. One of the key strengths of this combination is outstanding battery life and the new Galaxy Book S claims to offer 23 hours of continuous video playback from its 42 Wh battery which is hugely impressive. Naturally this will vary depending on use, including display brightness and enabling LTE, for example.
The Galaxy Book S centers on a 1080p 16:9 13.3-inch 10-point multitouch display yet still manages to weigh in at just over 2 pounds or under 1kg (960 grams). It is also just 11.8 mm (0.46-inches) thick making it an exceptionally thin and light package. Samsung promises that touching the power button (which also doubles as a fingerprint sensor) will result in instant-on performance users typically expect from their smartphone. The keyboard also offers backlighting, while sound is tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support.
The Samsung Galaxy Book S will ship with either Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro in configurations of either 8 GB/256 GB or 8 GB/512 GB that is expandable via the microSD card slot up to 1 TB. Connectivity includes support for dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Gigabit LTE, Bluetooth 5, location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou) and a USB-C port. It will be available in Earthy Gold or Mercury Gray this fall in select markets with pricing still to be announced.