Samsung Galaxy Book2 Specs & Price: Powered By Snapdragon 850 and Gigabit LTE

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Book2. The 2-in-1 device is the direct successor to the original Galaxy Book which was announced back in February 2017.

The device is basically the Samsung’s competitor to Microsoft’s Surface Pro, but comes with a twist as it is powered by a Qualcomm SoC, unlike its predecessor which powered by an Intel Core m3.

Samsung Galaxy Book2

The Galaxy Book2 is powered by the Snapdragon 850 coupled with a 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. It features a 12-inch 2160×1440 Super AMOLED touchscreen. The integrated X20 modem supports Cat.18 LTE 5CA and up to 4X4 MIMO for Gigabit speeds where available.

The Galaxy Book2 has an 8 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing shooter, two speakers tuned by AKG with built-in Dolby Atmos, two USB-C ports, a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and it has quoted 20-hour battery life (with adaptive fast charging). It runs Windows 10 in S Mode and comes with an included keyboard and S Pen stylus.

It will be available online from AT&T, the Microsoft store, and Samsung.com for $999.99 starting on November 2. Later next month you’ll also find it in stores at Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 Key Specs.

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[1]
ACCESSORIES S Pen, Keyboard (both included)
VIDEO MP4,M4V,3GP,WMV,ASF,AVI,MKV
AUDIO MP3,M4A,AAC,WAV,WMA,FLAC

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Specifications

Display and Design

  • 12 inch, 2160 x1440 pixels, super AMOLED display.
  • All aluminium silver chassis colour.
  • 11.32 x 7.89 x .30 inches dimensions.
  • Weight: 1.75 pound.
  • Keyboard and S Pen included.

Hardware

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset (Quad 2.96GHz + Quad 1.7 GHz).
  • 4GB RAM.
  • 128GB internal storage.

Camera

  • Main Camera: 8MP
  • Front-facing Camera: 5MP
  • Video – MP4, M4V, 3GP, WMV, ASF, AVI, MKV.
  • Audio – MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA, FLAC.

Sensors

  • Accelerometer, Fingerprint sensor, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic and Light sensor.

Connectivity

  • Gigabit LTE speed for Wifi (Snapdragon x20 LTE Mod Cat. 185CA up to 4×4 MIMO).
  • Wireless Connectivity – 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4+5GHz VHT80 MIMO.
  • Micro USD slot and USB Type-Cx2.

Multimedia

  • Dolby Atmos support speakers.
  • 2 AKG-turned speakers.
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack.

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 aka Samsung Galaxy Book 2018 specs tablet mode

The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 also boasts a 20-hour battery on a single day, as well as adaptive fast charging. In other words, you can work all day long without worrying about running out of battery power.

Microsoft says that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM ensure better performance and smoother multi-tasking. That 4GB RAM seems inadequate though. But time will tell.

Microsoft Surface Pro Competitor

The Galaxy Book 2018 is clearly playing in the same field as the which puts it in the same category as the Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Google Pixel Slate, and Spectre Folio. It offers much of what those other devices have and for less. That is an interesting proposition.

The Samsung Galaxy Book 2 is priced at $1000 was announced on October 18. Availability is from November 2nd 2018.

Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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