Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) is the company’s latest Windows 10 laptop with a 13.3-inch Full HD touch display, 4G support, fan-less design, Intel Core processor, 8GB RAM, and 42Wh battery.
The Galaxy Book S 2020 is the official successor to the Galaxy Book S that was announced for the first time last year. However, it carries a lot of new development and advanced upgrades.
Recall that the previously introduced Galaxy Book S model is powered by Snapdragon 8cx mobile platform, runs on Windows 10 with super-slim, and fanless design. The 2020 model still retains some of the salient tech specs.
Samsung Galaxy Book S (2020) Specs
*. Display: 13.3-inch 1080 pixels FHD TFT (16:9) 10-point multi-touch display, up to 600 nits brightness
*. Dimensions: 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2 ~ 11.8 mm
*. Weight: 950g
*. Colors: Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray colors option
*. Camera: 1-megapixels HD camera
*. Processor: Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology, Intel UHD Graphics
*. RAM: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM
*. Storage: 256GB / 512GB eUFS, expandable up to 1TB via microSD slot
*. OS: Windows 10 Home/Pro
*. Windows Hello sign-in with fingerprint
*. Ambient Light Sensor (Keyboard Backlit on/off), Hall Sensor
*. Connectivity: 4G LTE Cat.16 via nano-SIM slot, Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) 802.11 ax 2×2,, Bluetooth v 5.0, 2 x USB-C
*. Battery: 42Wh battery
The most salient feature is the new Intel Core processor, which the company said “it is the first device to offer the processor with Intel’s Foveros 3D stacking technology and a hybrid CPU architecture. It intelligently balances multiple high-performing processes during use while conserving battery when not in use”
It is totally different from the Snapdragon 8cx compute platform powering the previous Galaxy Book S laptop. However, the new 2020 model comes with 8GB RAM, 256GB / 512GB built-in storage, which is expandable up to 1TB via microSD.
The Samsung Galaxy Book S 2020 retains the 13.3-inch Full HD touch, (16:9) 10-point multi-touch display, up to 600 nits using a two-key shortcut, and comes with a super-slim, and a fanless design like its predecessor.
Samsung said “Galaxy Book S features a light clamshell design built with a durable metal body, so you can have the stability you need on a desk or on your lap. If you’re looking to get some fresh air while scrolling, Outdoor Mode on Galaxy Book S will instantly boost the brightness to 600 nits using a two-key shortcut.”
Other features include the Windows 10 Home/Pro, 1MP HD camera, Windows Hello sign-in with fingerprint, Ambient Light Sensor for Keyboard Backlit on/off and Hall sensor.
The Galaxy Book S 2020 comes with 4G LTE, support Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), Bluetooth v 5.0, and 2 x USB-C connectivity features. It arrives with a 42Wh battery, which the company said is a long-lasting battery.
It arrives with a headphone out/mic-in combo, stereo speakers tuned by AKG, and immersive sound with Dolby Atmos technology. The device weighs 950g and comes with an 11.8mm thickest point.
Samsung partnered with Microsoft to allow users to enjoy the Android operating system on your Windows PC for a seamless and continuous device-to-device experience.
Alongside the partnership, you can sync your mobile device to receive notifications, messages, cross-device copy & paste, and photo transfer, all on the new Galaxy Book S.
Samsung Galaxy Book S 2020 comes in Earthy Gold and Mercury Gray colors options. It also supports the Fingerprint sensor, Ambient Light Sensor for Keyboard Backlit on/off, and Hall sensor.
It packs Quad Stereo Speakers by AKG for immersive sound with Dolby Atmos technology. The Galaxy Book S 2020 is currently in the UK, where the 256GB storage costs 1,129 Euros ($1256) and £999 ($1,230) for the 512GB storage model.