Samsung has launched the world’s first laptops with QLED displays at the ongoing Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2019. The Galaxy Book Flex and the Galaxy Book Ion offer greater portability and feature enhanced computing prowess. The QLED display panel was previously used by Samsung on its range of high-end televisions. Both laptops feature full HD resolution with an outdoor mode that offers a peak brightness of 600 nits.
Samsung has upgraded the battery pack on both laptops to meet the higher power demand of the QLED panels. Additionally, both laptops are tuned to be more power-efficient. Samsung offers Wireless PowerShare on the Galaxy Book Flex and Ion, which can charge Qi-enabled devices like the Galaxy Buds and the Galaxy S11 by placing them on the touchpad.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Ion specifications and features
The Galaxy Flex and Ion flaunt come in both 13-inch and 15-inch display sizes. While the Flex features a 10th Generation Intel Core Ice Lake processor, the Galaxy Book Ion is powered by a 10th Generation Intel Core Comet Lake processor. Both laptops come with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. Additional features include stereo speakers by AKG, a USB Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3.
The Galaxy Book Ion features a lightweight magnesium-construction with a slim form factor for enhanced portability. The laptop weighs less than 1kg and is available in an Aura Silver hue. The Galaxy Book Flex is more of a tablet computer, featuring a 360-degree hinge and S Pen compatibility. The Flex has built-in biometric security powered by Windows Hello and supports gesture control. The Flex is available in a Royal Blue hue.
According to YoungSoo Choi, the Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics, “Consumers often have a hard time choosing between form and functionality when buying a laptop. The Galaxy Book Ion and Flex eliminate this problem by combining advanced computing ability with easy portability.”
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Ion pricing and availability
Samsung is yet to announce the prices of both the laptops, but has confirmed a global launch in December. We’ll update you once the brand announces more details.