06 August 2020
Samsung has refreshed its last year’s Galaxy Book S with the Intel Core processor and a couple of other significant changes for improved performance. The new Samsung Galaxy Book S retains the same 13.3-inch Full HD touch display and it runs on Windows 10 Home/Pro OS.
The all-new Galaxy Book S also happens to be the first device to offer the processor with new Hybrid CPU Architecture with Feveros 3D Packaging. The Foveros is an advanced 3D face-to-face die stacking packaging process technology that has been designed to incorporate two or more integrated circuits together. This stack is assembled onto a single product (tiny SoC) thus making a hybrid CPU. Such products are optimized for power efficiency, immersive graphics, I/O, and memory. Intel the paired this Hybrid CPU Architectural approach with a 3D packaging technique called Foveros.
Intel announced the new architecture and packaging tech back in February in 2019 and it touts that the new approach will help to improve battery life, can offer world-class performance, and blazing-fast connectivity.
Talking about the specifications of Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020), the Intel’s Lakefield chip is coupled with an 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and has up to 512GB eUFS storage that can be expanded further using a microSD card. It has a single 1MP camera for video calling and houses 42Wh battery that is said to deliver up to 17 hours of video playback time.
The Galaxy Book S (2020) has a fingerprint sensor, ambient light sensor, and backlit keyboard. The device features an AKG-tuned quad stereo speaker and also comes with Dolby Atmos. Samsung touts the laptop’s fan-less design allows it to be slimmer than the traditional laptops.
Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, two USB Type-C ports, a multi-media card reader, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The new Galaxy Book S (2020) comes in two color options – Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray. The Galaxy Book S (2020) will be made available in the UK in June. The price of the all-new Galaxy Book S (2020) is EUR 999 ($1,112). It will also launch in other markets but the exact details are unknown.