At the Samsung’s Developer Conference 2019 (SDC19), the Korean tech company launched the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion Laptops with improved and upgraded design.

The duo are premium laptops, and are the first devices are Samsung’s first laptops to feature QLED displays, which is quite similar to its high-end flat-screen TVs.

The the laptops has some features in common – QLED Display, 600-nit brightness, Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and Thunderbolt 3, and both are powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core Processors chipset with up to 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD as well.

While the Galaxy Book Flex is a convertible laptop with 10nm Ice Lake processors, the Galaxy Book Ion has  14nm Comet Lake chipsets with an HDMI port.

The Samsung’s notebooks are available in 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants with the brightest and sharpest display with Outdoor Mode.

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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Ion: Specs in Common

  • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce MX250 Graphics (15)
  • Up to 16GB (LPDDR4) RAM + 1 Sodimm (15), up to 1TB SSD (NVMe) storage, UFS/MicroSD Combo
  • Windows 10 Home/Pro
  • 720p HD camera / Dual Array Mic
  • Windows Hello sign in with fingerprint
  • AKG Stereo Speakers with Smart Amp
  • Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2, Bluetooth v 5.0, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 (2), HDMI
  • 69.7Wh battery with Wireless PowerShare

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex
  • Display: 13.3 / 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) FHD QLED (16:9) 10-point multi-touch display
  • Processor: 10th Generation Intel Core Processor (Ice Lake) with Intel Iris Plus Graphics or Intel UHD Graphics
  • Built-in S Pen
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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex comes in an aluminum body, with an in-built S Pen stylus, new gesture controls, and a 360-degree hinge, which allows users to experience the device both as a tablet and a PC.

Similar to the S-pen in Galaxy Note10, the S Pen that is included with the Galaxy Book Flex comes with Air Action gestures, which allows you to control your laptop with motion gestures using the stylus.

On the other hand, the Galaxy Book Ion packs an ultralight magnesium clamshell frame and ultra thin design. Regardless, both laptop’s glass touchpad is now wireless charger.

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion
  • Display: 13.3 / 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) FHD QLED (16:9) 10-point multi-touch display
  • Processor: 10th Generation Intel Core Processor (Comet Lake) with Intel UHD Graphics

An interesting feature that the laptops have is the new Wireless PowerShare glass touchpad, which automatically turns the traditional touchpad into a a full-fledged Qi wireless charger for any of your wirelessly charging gadgets.

Well, there’s somewhat a back-side, you can’t just put the Qi-enabled gadgets such as Galaxy Watch Active 2 or AirPods on top of the touchpad and expects it to work, you’d to first enable the wireless charging mode with a keyboard combination.

And also, when you are charging any of your Qi-enabled gadgets, you can’t also make use of the touchpad, unless you have an additional external handy mouse for quick use.

It comes with a built-in biometric security powered by Windows Hello, with 69.7Wh battery capacity that promise long-lasting battery life, of about nine hours of real-world battery life.

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The both laptops arrives with a backlite keyboard, but the pricing and availability is not yet out. But we can start expecting the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch variants from December.

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