A week ago we reported that Samsung has been working on Galaxy Book, a Windows 10 device which seemed to have support for a pen. A new Windows Store app called ‘Book Settings’ made mention of Samsung’s Galaxy Book and now the Seoul-based company has announced the 2-in-1 device at the Mobile world Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
Microsoft and Samsung worked together to design an impressive 2-in-1 tablet. The Galaxy Book will come in 10.6- and 12-inch versions, featuring a pen and a keyboard, and is powered by Windows 10.
According to Microsoft’s blog post about the Galaxy Book announcement, Samsung’s new tablets will provide “easy access to the full desktop Microsoft Office experience.”
Galaxy Book specs
Samsung’s Galaxy Book is already in the spotlight thanks to its impressive specifications and capabilities. Since it’s a Windows tablet, Intel silicon runs the show. The 10.6-inch Galaxy Book includes a 7th-gen Core m3 running at 2.6 GHz, while the 12-inch version boasts a 7th-gen Core i5 running at 3.1 GHz.
The smaller Galaxy Book features a traditional TFT LCD display at 1920×1280, however, the 12-inch model comes with an impressive, HDR-capable AMOLED display with 2160×1440.
As for RAM and Hard Drives, the 10.6-inch tablet comes with 4GB of RAM and will be available with either 64GB or 128GB SSDs. The 12-inch version has two options: 4GB RAM paired with a 128GB SSD or 8GB of RAM with a 256GB SSD.
All versions come with microSD support for another 256GB of storage, as well as fast-charging batteries. Samsung didn’t announce a price or a release date for the Galaxy Book.
Samsung Galaxy Book (10.6-inch and 12-inch) Product Specifications
|Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6”||Samsung Galaxy Book 12”|
|DISPLAY||10.6″ TFT FHD (1920×1280)||12″ Super AMOLED FHD (2160×1440)|
|CHIPSET||7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz||7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz|
|LTE SUPPORT||LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)||LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)|
|MEMORY||4GB + 64GB/128GB eMMC
microSD up to 256GB
/ 8GB+256GB SSDmicroSD up to 256GB
|CAMERA||5MP FF||13MP AF + 5MP|
|PORT||USB 3.1(Type-C), Micro SD||USB 3.1(Type-C) x 2ports, Micro SD|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Hall, Light||Accelerometer, Hall, Light|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth® 4.1 BLE|
|GPS||GPS + GLONASS||GPS + GLONASS|
|DIMENSION, WEIGHT||261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm,
640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)
754g(Wi-Fi / LTE)
|BATTERY CAPACITY||30.4W / up to 10hrs, Fast Charging||39.04W / up to 10.5hrs, Fast Charging|
|OS/UPGRADE||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|SAMSUNG SERVICES & APPLICATIONS||Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow||Samsung Notes, Air Command, Samsung Flow|
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