Samsung Galaxy Book 2 gives Surface a Snapdragon 2-in-1 rival

Adjust Comment Print

With each passing day and new 2-in-1 reveal, it seems PC manufacturers inch closer in making their ideal Surface Pro clone, however, it looks like Samsung may have just nailed their version as they release renders of its Galaxy Book2. While Sam Mobile reports that the chances of Galaxy S10 getting the under-display technology are pretty high, Samsung Mobile.News, a Twitter user who exclusively reports inside information about Samsung devices, said that the while the company has developed a handful of prototypes, it is highly unlikely that a phone with such an advanced technology will be available in the market until 2020. The Galaxy Book 2 is a Surface Pro 6 rival and this time comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 instead of Intel.

A version of Samsung Experience 10, which runs on Android Pie, was recently leaked online and appears to show a fully redesigned and more round look. There's a new Standalone mode, with which one can enjoy a PC-like interface even without a monitor or the "Book Cover" Keyboard.

That combination powers Windows 10 S running on a 12-inch sAMOLED FHD+ display sporting a resolution of 2,160 by 1,440. There is no trackpad in the Keyboard Cover, so you'll have to rely on the S Pen, touchscreen or can add a Bluetooth mouse.

When is the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 release date?

Azhar Ali's Comical Run Out Against Australia Leaves Twitter in Splits
Fakhar Zaman (L) and Azhar Ali run between the wickets during day two of the second Test in Abu Dhabi on October 17, 2018. The Australian non-striker had watched the ball touch the bowler's hand as it passed him by, failing to put his bat down.

Where can I buy the Samsung Galaxy Book 2?

It's possible that the chip isn't as powerful compared to the Core i5 we tested in the original Galaxy Book - we'll benchmark it when we get a review sample - but it has other benefits. At ₹57,900, it's quite close to what a MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage costs in the country, and Samsung is likely to find it hard to move many units from retail shelves. The memory can be further expanded up to 400GB via microSD card slot. Sound-wise, it has two speakers tuned by AKG with Dobly Atmos technology. Adaptive Fast Charging, meanwhile, promises swifter recharging, too. What this means is that you can simply connect the tablet to your big screen (TV/Monitor/Projector) using an HDMI cable. Another striking difference is that it comes with Windows 10 S out of the gate, signal the wump wump's.

As for connectivity, there's the usual WiFi 802.11ac, but Samsung is really pushing the Galaxy Book 2's Snapdragon X20 LTE modem.

The Samsung Galaxy Book2 will be available at AT&T, Microsoft stores and for $999.99 starting November 2, 2018, and will be available at Sprint and Verizon later this month. Samsung claims that the tablet can deliver up to 16 hours of battery life on continuous video playback.