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Samsung announces Galaxy Book 2 with Snapdragon 850 processor

In addition to light and efficient, the Galaxy Book 2 promises to abuse many features of the new Qualcomm chipset

THE Samsung today (18) announced its newest convertible tablet proposal for the market: the Galaxy Book 2. Ideal for those looking for portability and speed, the new PC has the processor Snapdragon 850, from Qualcomm. Check out:

Galaxy Book 2 promises to stay awake for days

Samsung announces Galaxy Book 2 with Snapdragon 850 processorSnapdragon 850 processor matches well with Samsung's tablet proposal.

No, the Snapdragon 850 not a chipset aimed at high-end smartphones. Present in the new Galaxy Book 2, that Samsung's bet to go head-to-head with the Surface Pro, the processor will allow the PC to be as fast and economical as a smartphone.

According to the manufacturer, the portable tablet was designed to have battery life capable of withstanding 20 hours of use. Although this seems like an absurd number, it is perfectly possible to achieve it using an efficient processor and very different from what we are used to seeing in notebooks and computers.

Samsung announces Galaxy Book 2 with Snapdragon 850 processorSnapdragon X20 LTE modem one of the advantages of the new chipset.

And the benefits brought by the adoption of Snapdragon 850 do not stop there, since the chipset ships with the modem Snapdragon X20 LTE, from Qualcomm. This, in turn, is responsible for a more stable mobile connectivity and able to withstand at 1.2 gigabits download speed – number 20% higher than that found in the last generation of the modem.

Another positive point is the presence of AI Engine Qualcomm, artificial intelligence engine that will allow a better battery control and, mainly, improved voice and camera features.

Convertible tablet will have 12 inch screen

Samsung announces Galaxy Book 2 with Snapdragon 850 processorTablet has 12-inch OLED screen.

Samsung does not seem to have saved on the screen choice for the Galaxy Book 2, since here we have an OLED display of 12 inches with native resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. Translating for everyday use, this is undoubtedly a canvas full of life and with deep black tones.

Regarding audio, the convertible tablet its main highlight is the presence of AKG headphones included in the box. In addition, the Galaxy Book 2 also has the sound system Dolby Atmos that attempts to generate greater immersion by projecting sound waves more efficiently.

And yes, the Galaxy Book 2 has a headphone jack

As usual, the device also has two cameras: a 5 MP front and an 8 MP rear. On the left side, you can find two USB-C ports and a microSD card slot. And yes, the Galaxy Book 2 has a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

To accompany the processor of the Qualcomm, the manufacturer puts 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage in the machine. Such numbers should be sufficient to rotate the Windows 10 S, that a simplified version of Windows 10. It is also worth remembering that the upgrade from one version to the other free, according to the Microsoft.

Technical specifications

Below, you can check the main technical details of the Galaxy Book 2:

Screen12 ? OLED display with FHD + resolution (2160 x 1440 pixels)
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 850
Memory and storage4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage
CamerasRear: 8 MP / Front: 5 MP
Connectivity2 x USB-C / 1 x microSD / 1 x 3.5 mm
SensorsAccelerometer, biometric reader, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor and light sensor
DrumsUnreported capacity (20 hours of continuous use on Windows 10 S)
Operational systemWindows 10 S
Wireless802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2.4 + 5GHz, VHT80 MIMO
Weight800 grams

Availability and price

Samsung announces Galaxy Book 2 with Snapdragon 850 processorS Pen is included in the box.

Available in the US on November 2, the Galaxy Book 2 – which weighs only 800 grams – has an initial value of $ 1,000 (approximately R $ 3,700, excluding taxes). Despite the salty price, it is important to mention that all versions of the tablet will come with: S Pen, detachable keyboard and support for mobile networks.

In Brazil, we still don't have a launch date and we don't know if the Samsung plans to bring the new toy to c. Still, stay tuned to the Showmetech not to miss any information about this and other products!

Source: Samsung.

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