Samsung to launch Intel-powered Galaxy Book S in South Korea on July 3
Samsung had unveiled the Galaxy Book S ten months ago, and it came equipped with the Snapdragon 8cx processor. Two months ago, it was revealed that the South Korean firm has plans to launch an Intel version of the lightweight notebook. Today, the company has confirmed that the Galaxy Book S with Intel’s Lakefield CPU will be launched in South Korea next month.
The Intel version of the Galaxy Book S will be available in Core i3 and Core i5 variants, and people can choose from two colors: Mercury Grey and Earthy Gold. The pricing of the Galaxy Book S starts from KRW 1,130,000 and goes up to KRW 1,465,000, depending on the specifications. The laptop can be purchased from E-Land, E-Mart, Hi-Mart, Samsung Digital Plaza, and Samsung’s online store.
The laptop will be available for pre-order in South Korea from June 23 to June 29 via Samsung’s website. First 200 customers who pre-order the device will get a USB Type-C multi-port adapter and a premium pouch for free. Samsung is also offering educational content from Daesung MyMac and Sky Edu to everyone who buys the Galaxy Book S (and other PC products) by March 31, 2021. Samsung will also offer a three-month subscription to Millie.
The Galaxy Book S features a 13.3-inch LCD touchscreen display with Full HD resolution. It runs Windows 10 and comes in two CPU variants: Intel Core i3 (i3-L13G4) and Intel Core i5 (i5-L16G7). Intel launched these 5-core processors last week. They feature a 7W TDP and a hybrid CPU setup that consists of one Sunny Cove CPU core and four Tremont Atom CPU cores. It has Intel UHD Graphics, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 256GB/512GB eUFS storage, and a microSD card slot. The laptop has a 1MP webcam and Windows Hello-compatible fingerprint reader.
The laptop runs Windows 10 Home. Connectivity features of the laptop include Cat. 16 LTE, Wi-Fi 6 2×2, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB Type-C ports, and a headphone jack. The Galaxy Book S also features AKG-tuned quad stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos audio, ambient light sensor, and hall sensor. It is 11.8mm thin at its thickest point, and it weighs just 950g. Samsung Canada had confirmed this version of the laptop last month.
Chae Won-Chul, Head of Product Planning at Samsung Electronics’ Wireless Division, said, “The way people work is changing, and Samsung Electronics is using multiple devices per day to perform a variety of tasks. Samsung Electronics will provide a more efficient and connected work environment with new computing devices such as the Galaxy Book S.”