To tackle the competition of the Microsoft Surface Pro, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Book 2, a successor of the Galaxy Book launched past year. You can pick up a Book 2 at AT&T, Microsoft, and Samsung stores online for $999.99 starting November 2, 2018. The Samsung Book2 sports a similar grey aesthetic all around, from tablet to pen, a magnetic keyboard, and kickstand. Sadly, there's still no news for Malaysian availability of the device.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 from the side, without the keyboard. As of now, there is no word on whether the Galaxy Book 2 will make its way to India. Later next month you'll also find it in stores at Sprint, Verizon, and AT&T.
Samsung claims the laptop is able to run for up to 20 hours on a single charge on the basis that Windows S - and not Windows 10 Pro - is in use.
The big change for this year is that Samsung has switched from Intel to Qualcomm for its chipset.
SAMSUNG HAS SHOWN OFF the Galaxy Book 2, a Microsoft Surface look-a-like that packs Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 processor.
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. Wireless connectivity options include Gigabit LTE via the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi. Its predecessor had an optional LTE model. Powered by Snapdragon, it has the connectivity and battery life to keep you going virtually all day long. At up to 20 hours, it's nearly double the first Galaxy Book.
As for the tablet's speeds and feeds, you're of course looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 SoC backed up by 4GB of memory and 128GB of solid-state storage.
The triple lens cameras on the back come with a configuration of a 24MP standard lens, a 120-degrees wide-angle 8MP lens and a 5MP depth sensor.
The device will also utilize Samsung's S Pen, that is included in the box, to take advantage of Windows 10's inking support.