Samsung has announced the 2-in-1 Galaxy Book 2 in the US. It has arrived as the successor to the Galaxy Book that was introduced in February last year. The previous model was fueled by an Intel Core m3 chipset, but the Galaxy Book 2 is powered by the all new 10nm Snapdragon 850 chipset.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Specifications, Features and Pricing
Compared to the original Galaxy Book, the new model sports almost the same design. However, the Galaxy Book 2 that has an aluminum body has a more rectangular shape. Since it is equipped with a kickstand, it appears to be a rival for the recently announced Microsoft Surface Pro 6.
The Samsung Galaxy Book features a 12-inch Super AMOLED screen that produces FHD+ resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. The Snapdragon 850 chipset, Adreno 630 graphics and X20 LTE modem powers the Galaxy Book 2. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. The device includes an inbuilt storage of 128 GB.
The exact size of the battery of the Galaxy Book 2 is not known. However, Samsung claims that it can last for up to 20 hours on single charge. The tablet also carries support for Adaptive Fast Charging. It is equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing 5-megapixel shooter.
The Galaxy Book 2 is loaded with Windows 10 S and apart from Wi-Fi 802.11ac, the Book 2 offers high-speed Gigabit LTE connectivity. The device features two USB-C ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. For security, it is equipped with a fingerprint scanner. The Book 2 also features dual AKG tuned speakers along with Dolby Atmos support. The device measures 113.2 x 78.9mm and it weighs 793 grams.
Priced at $999 (~Rs. 73,000), the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 bundle includes a tablet, keyboard accessory and S Pen. Starting from November 2nd, the 2-in-1 Samsung tablet will be available through the online stores of Samsung, Microsoft and AT&T. There is no confirmation on the availability of the Galaxy Book 2 outside of the U.S.