Recently, Samsung had unveiled the world’s first laptops with QLED displays and wireless charging touchpads. The laptops were dubbed as the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion. Now Samsung has announced the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha, a cheaper alternative to the Galaxy Book Flex. The latest offering retains most of the specifications of the original model, but misses out on a few features. The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha also carries a lower price tag, making it an affordable QLED laptop. Let’s take a look at the device below:
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha specifications and features
The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha retains the 2-in-1 aluminum design with a 360-degree hinge from the pricer Galaxy Book Flex. The laptop also supports S-pen but buyers will have to purchase it separately. The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha features the same 13.3-inch display bearing 1080p QLED resolution and slimmer bezels around the screen. Like the original model, the laptop comes with a backlit keyboard with a fingerprint scanner, a 720p camera, and 2-in-1 stereo speakers.
The Galaxy Book Flex Alpha lacks Wireless PowerShare that is offered on the Galaxy Book Flex. The feature is capable of charging Qi-enabled devices (like Galaxy Buds, Galaxy S10) with the help of a charging pad that’s built into the trackpad.
In terms of hardware, the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha will be powered by a 10th gen Intel Core processor coupled with Intel UHD graphics. It can be availed in 8GB or 12GB DDR4 RAM options. Samsung is offering the laptop in three storage options of 256GB and 512GB HDD as well as 1TB in the form of SSD. The machine is backed by a smaller 54Wh battery unit compared to 69.7Wh on the original model, but Samsung claims that it offers the same battery life of up to 17.5 hours on a single charge.
On the connectivity front, the Galaxy Book Flex Alpha comes with Wi-Fi 6, a USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI output, and a microSD card slot.
Galaxy Book Flex Alpha pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Alpha is offered in a single Royal Blue colour. The laptop will be available for purchase in the US in the first half of 2020 at a price tag of $829 (~Rs 59,400). Meanwhile, the original Galaxy Book Flex retails in South Korea starting at $1,470 (~Rs 1,05,000).