Samsung launched the Galaxy Book S notebook last year alongside the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ smartphones. The notebook was the world’s first to be powered by the Snapdragon 8cx chipset that was made official in December 2018. The highlight of the laptop was an always-on Gigabit LTE connection.
The brand has now announced the Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020). The new model comes with an Intel Lakefield processor, instead of the Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform. The laptop is the first of its kind with Intel Foveros 3D stacking technology and a hybrid CPU architecture. It also retains the always-on Gigabit LTE connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) specifications and features
The Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) ships with the same 13.3-inch full HD touchscreen display as its predecessor. The screen comes with 600 nits brightness, 10-point multi-touch, and 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution. Powering the device is Intel’s Lakefield processor, coupled with Intel Hybrid Technology and Intel UHD Graphics. Backing the processor is 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of eUFS storage. The storage can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card.
The notebook comes with Windows 10 Home / Pro edition pre-installed and a 42Wh battery that can last for 23 hours on a single charge, according to the brand. The laptop offers a 1MP HD web camera and supports Windows Hello sign-in with the fingerprint sensor. Other features of the Galaxy Book S (2020) include stereo speakers tuned by AKG, a light sensor for the keyboard, a hall sensor and a fingerprint scanner.
On the connectivity front, the notebook offers 4G LTE Cat.16, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 2×2, Bluetooth 5.0, VHT80 MU-MIMO, and dual USB-C ports.
Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) price and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) has been priced at €1,129 (~Rs 95,000) for the 256GB model in Europe and the 512GB variant will retail for £999 (~Rs 93,000) in the UK. Samsung is offering Galaxy Book S (2020) in Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray paint jobs.