Samsung Galaxy Book S with Snapdragon 8cx and 23-hour battery life announced

On: August 8, 2019

Apart from launching the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ smartphones, Samsung also announced the Galaxy Book S notebook. It is the first ever notebook to be fueled by the Snapdragon 8cx chipset that was made official in December last year. However, the major highlight of the device is that it offers users an always-on Gigabit LTE connection.

Samsung Galaxy Book S Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book S

The Galaxy Book S sports a sleek and slim aluminum chassis and weighs only 0.96 pounds. It is fitted with a 13.3-inch TFT panel with slim bezels. The device supports 1080p full HD resolution and it offers an aspect ratio of 16:9.

The Galaxy Book 2 was powered by Snapdragon 850 chipset. The new Snapdragon 8cx SoC that fuels the Galaxy Book S promises 40 percent better performance and 80 percent improved graphics. The chipset is assisted by 8GB LPDDR4X RAM. It comes with a native storage of 512GB. There is a microSD card slot onboard for expanding its storage.

The Windows 10 Home / Pro edition comes preloaded on the Galaxy Book S. For video calling, it offers user with a 720p HD camera. The device is backed by a 42Wh battery that can last for 23 hours on a single charge. Other features of the Galaxy Book S include stereo speakers tuned by AKG, a light sensor for the keyboard, a hall sensor and a fingerprint scanner that can be used with Windows Hello. For connectivity, the notebook is equipped with features like nano-SIM slot for LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and USB Type-C.

Samsung Galaxy Book S Price and Availability

In the US, the Galaxy Book S will be available for $999 (~Rs. 71,000) from next month. It will be available in colours such as Earthly Gold and Mercury Grey. There is no word on the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Book S for India.

Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.