Several weeks after Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 6, Samsung has unveiled their new Windows 2-in-1 hybrid computer — the Samsung Galaxy Book 2.
From the first look, it’s kinda hard to distinguish the Galaxy Book 2’s design over the Surface line, but that’s probably because Samsung took a lot of inspiration from it.
Powering the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 850 processor with support for always on and always connected platforms. It boasts up to 30% faster processing and graphics performance, as well as up to 25% better battery life compared to the previous generation.
See also: Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
According to Samsung, this machine supports gigabit-class LTE and it’s capable of lasting for at least two work days before it runs out of battery. Its speakers also has Dolby Atmos support and it’s tuned by AKG.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 has a new kickstand which is reminiscent of the one from the Surface Pro. It can adjust the 12-inch OLED screen to any angle the user wants and its keyboard attaches magnetically to the bottom part of the display.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Specs
- Windows 10 S mode
- 12-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ Display, 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution, ~216ppi
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 processor
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB internal storage, expandable via micro SD card slot
- Keyboard with kickstand
- S Pen support
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz+5GHz), Wi-Fi hotspot
- Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem Cat.18 5CA, up to 4X4 MIMO
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 3.5mm audio port
- Fingerprint Sensor
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 11.32 x 7.89 x .30inch
- Weight: 1.75lbs
- Up to 20 hours battery life
Out of the box, the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is limited to Windows 10 S. However, those who want to upgrade to the full desktop experience can do it for free. Samsung also included a traditional fingerprint reader on back of the screen for security purposes and quicker log-in.
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 has a price tag of $999 (~Php53,700) and it will be available beginning the 2nd of November in Microsoft and Samsung’s official websites. It will roll-out in other stores in the coming weeks.