Samsung Galaxy Book2 with Snapdragon 850 displayed at MWC 2019
Samsung Galaxy Book2 is among the products on the official stand of the South Korean company at Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2019 . It is Samsung’s interpretation of the 2-in-1 idea that gave birth to Microsoft first products of the Surface range: a Windows 10 tablet with keyboard-cover to be used as a notebook while on the move. The big news of this second-generation introduced by Samsung is in the processor: it switched from the Intel x64 architecture of the original to the ARM64 of Qualcomm ‘s Snapdragon 850 .
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 was presented last October . It has a 12-inch Super AMOLED display and a resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 pixels, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, and a battery life of 20 hours (the real advantage of the ARM architecture). Between the ports there are two USB Type-C, a microSD player and a headphone jack. Additionally there’s also a front 5 MP camera and an 8 MP rear camera.
With the long-lasting battery in the Galaxy Book2, you can work uninterrupted for up to 20 hours more than two full work days. And with Adaptive Fast charging, it can recharge quickly whenever you find a spare moment.
Samsung leveraged its legacy of innovation and leadership in the mobile arena to bring LTE connectivity to PCs.
The Galaxy Book2 takes your work to the next level with a keyboard and S Pen that come included in the box. The keyboard doubles as a screen cover, to keep your Galaxy Book2 protected wherever you go. With the S Pen, you can take notes, mark up documents, and even translate phrases—all with a pen that never has to be charged.
The operating system is Windows 10 in S mode, i.e. with security restrictions among other things prevent the installation of apps outside the Microsoft Store. This mode can be deactivated by upgrading to Windows 10 Home .
Samsung Galaxy Book2 – Product Specifications
|DISPLAY||12.0” sAMOLED FHD+ (2160×1440)|
|CHIPSET||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 850 (Quad 2.96GHZ + Quad 1.7 GHz)|
|LTE SUPPORT||Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem Cat.18 5CA, up to 4X4 MIMO|
|MEMORY / STORAGE||4GB / 128GB|
|CAMERA||8MP Rear / 5MP Front|
|PORT||USB Type-C x2, microSD, 3.5mm|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz, VHT80 MIMO|
|DIMENSION / WEIGHT||11.32″ x 7.89″ x .30″ / 1.75 lbs|
|BATTERY LIFE||Up to 20 hours (S Mode)|
|OS / UPGRADE||Windows 10 in S Mode|
|ACCESSORIES||S Pen, Keyboard (both included)|