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Samsung launches first 5G-enabled Galaxy Book Flex thin and light convertible with 13 MP camera and Intel Gen 11 Tiger Lake-U CPUs

The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G includes an S Pen stylus. (Image Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G includes an S Pen stylus. (Image Source: Samsung)
The new thin and light Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G convertible ultrabook packs Intel's new i5 / i7 quad-core Tiger Lake-U CPUs with integrated Iris Xe graphics coupled with up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x-4266 RAM and up to 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage. It is also the first laptop to feature a 13 MP camera, and, thanks to the new Intel Evo specs, it also comes with a Thunderbolt 4 port.
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Samsung is now updating the Galaxy Book Flex series with its first 5G-enabled convertibles that is one of the fist models to support Intel Evo specs (formerly known as Project Athena). Thus, the Galaxy Book Flex 5G comes with thin and light Royal Silver chassis and is powered by the freshly launched Intel gen 11 Tiger Lake CPUs integrating the advanced Iris Xe GPUs.

The new Galaxy Book Flex 5G is also the first convertible to feature a 13 MP camera in the upper left side of the keyboard so users can easily take snapshots when the convertible is in tablet mode, but it also comes with a 720p webcam above the display. Since this convertible features a 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen, Samsung includes the proprietary S Pen stylus, as well.

Samsung does not mention the exact CPU options, but we can expect i5 and i7 quad-core models with 15W maximum TDPs. The new convertible supports up to 16 GB of LPDDR4x-4266 RAM and storage options include up to a 512 GB NVMe SSD. Additionally, there is a Micro SD card reader that can expand storage capacities.

Another great feature that comes with the Intel Evo certification is the new Thunderbolt 4 connector, and the port selection also includes one USB-C 3.2 connector with power delivery plus a USB-A 3.0, an HDMI video output and audio combo jack. 5G is enabled via the included SIM slot, and the new convertible comes with support for Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi Direct plus Bluetooth 5.1.

Other features include dual 5W AKG speakers with smart amp, a fingerprint reader, backlit keyboard and a 69.7 Wh battery. The convertible is only 0.58 inches (14.9 mm) thick and weighs only 2.77 lbs (1.26 kg).

No availability or pricing info for the time being, unfortunately.

Spec sheet (Image Source: Samsung)
Spec sheet (Image Source: Samsung)
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Bogdan Solca, 2020-09- 3 (Update: 2020-09- 4)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.