Samsung Galaxy Book leaks with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, a number pad and a Tiger Lake Core i7 processor; Thunderbolt 4 support may be missing
Samsung is gearing to announce new Galaxy laptops before the end of the month, which Evan Blass has already confirmed will be the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360. Yesterday, it emerged that Safety Korea had published hands-on photos of both devices in their 15.6-inch variants, as their number pads and off-centre trackpads suggest. However, Blass asserts that Samsung plans to release the 13-inch models of the Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360, too.
Now, Blass has revealed that Samsung will announce a third x86 laptop on April 28, the Galaxy Book. The Qualcomm-based Galaxy Book Go should still be arriving in two weeks, too. Writing on his Voice channel, Blass claims that the Galaxy Book will only be available as a 15.6-inch model, unlike its Pro siblings. Additionally, the device will only ship with a 1080p touchscreen display and in a silver finish. in our opinion, the Galaxy Book looks like the Galaxy Book Pro crossed with a MacBook Pro, albeit one with a number pad.
Additionally, Blass states that Samsung will sell the Galaxy Book with an 11th Gen Core i7 processor, although he did not state which one. Apparently, Samsung will market its sub-US$1,000 laptop as having 17 hours of battery life, but we doubt that the machine will get anywhere near that in general use.
As far as we can tell, the Galaxy Book has two USB Type-A ports, two USB Type-C ports, a full-sized HDMI connection, a microSD card slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. There is no lighting icon to denote that either USB Type-C port supports Thunderbolt 4 though, unlike the two Galaxy Book Pro models.
Blass has also provided new renders of the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Pro 360, which you can below. Both are expected to start at over US$1,000.