Samsung announces the Galaxy Book 2, takes on Surface Pro 6

Samsung announces the Galaxy Book 2, takes on Surface Pro 6

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Samsung has finally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 – the sequel to last year’s Galaxy book and its response to the Surface Pro 6 announced a couple of weeks back. Samsung says the always-connected 2-in-1Wndows PC now has a revamped design that lean closer to Microsoft Surface Pro 6.

The device is only 7.62 mm thick (0.3 inch), weighs 840 grams (1.85 lbs), and speaking of the exterior design, Samsung hasn’t made much effort at overhauling the previous design, except that the new Galaxy Book 2 looks more rectangular from the front, still with large chunks of bezel around the display, while it takes after the Surface Pro 6 on the flipside with its new built-in aluminium kickstand. The new device supports S-pen, comes with a fingerprint reader on the back, AKG-tuned speakers, and not forgetting the keyboard which you can completely detach for tablet mode.

Impressively, the Galaxy book2 uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850 platform for longer battery life, and with in-built super-fast gigabit LTE connection similar to the Chromebook Plus V2 and Galaxy Tab S4. With the built-in LTE, users should be able to connect anywhere there is the presence of cell service without worrying about sketchy Wi-Fi networks or tethering to a phone or mobile hotspot.

The display is a large 12-inch Super AMOLED panel with 2160 x 1440p coupled with two AKG-tuned speakers, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 850, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.

Brief Specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 (quad 2.96GHz + Quad 1.7GHz)
  • Qualcomm X20 Gigabit LTE, 802.11ac
  • 4GB of memory
  • 128GB of storage
  • USB Type-C (2), microSD, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras
  • Windows 10S
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There is currently no word on the international rollout, however, those in the US should be able to get the device online at ATT.com, Microsoft.com,and Samsung.com from November 2, 2018, at about $1000.

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