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Samsung Galaxy Space just popped up on Geekbench, could be its first WoS ultrabook

The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is its first WoS device. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is its first WoS device. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung looks to be prepping what could be a variant of its Window on Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Book 2. A new device going by the name Samsung Galaxy Space has lobbed up on Geekbench sporting very similar specifications and performance, but likely sports an alternative form factor.

A new Samsung device going by the name of Galaxy Space has made an appearance on Geekbench. Based on the limited details provided in the listing, it appears to be powered by an ARM-based chip similar in performance to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 powering the Galaxy Book 2. Like the Galaxy Book 2 it sports an octa-core processor clocked at 2.84 GHz but is fitted with 8 GB of system RAM. Its single-core score of 2011 and multi-core score of 6047 are slightly weaker than the Galaxy Book 2, however the test was based on a 32-bit version of Windows and not 64-bit, which is a little unusual.

Whereas Samsung’s Galaxy Book 2 uses a motherboard identifier beginning with ‘SM’ typical of its mobile devices, the Galaxy Space uses a motherboard identifier of ‘NP’ which is typical of its laptops. This would suggest that, if anything, this new device is an ultraportable WoS with an always-on, always-connected configuration favored by business users. The Galaxy Book 2 already offers similar functionality but its Surface-like tablet first form factor isn’t necessarily going to be to everyone’s taste.

If the Galaxy Space is indeed an ultrabook of sorts, it would be likely most similar to Lenovo’s WoS Yoga C630. When we reviewed that device we were impressed by its mobility, silent operation and fast sleep/wake times as well as the fact that it refreshes in the background while on standby. However, we found its x86 virtualized performance to be lacking as well, port selection thin and its UFS 2.1 mobile storage slow when compared with an SSD. Still, for the right person, it could make an attractive mobile productivity solution.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-07-24 (Update: 2019-07-24)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.