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Samsung pulls back the curtain on its revolutionary Intel partnership


Last updated: May 21st, 2021 at 12:08 UTC+02:00

Samsung recently unveiled the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Pro 360. The company has revamped its laptop lineup with new models that are meant to blur the line between PCs and smartphones.

It feels that the new generation of PCs has to combine the power of a laptop with the DNA of a smartphone. To that end, the company worked with its long-standing partner Intel to develop the new laptops.

Samsung and Intel have co-engineered the new laptops

By working with Intel, Samsung was able to combine the company’s innovative PC ecosystem with its industry-leading mobile ecosystem. Intel executive Chris Walker points out that both teams invested thousands of engineering hours jointly to ensure deep integration at the platform level.

Dr. Hark-sang Kim, head of the New Computing R&D team at Samsung, points out that customers now expect their smartphones to offer power and productivity comparable to PCs and that they want the PCs to behave more like their smartphones. Connectivity and portability were thus key considerations when engineering the new Galaxy Book Pro series.

In order to improve cross-device experiences, Intel developed a co-engineering team that was dedicated to this Samsung project. This level of cooperation at the platform level has resulted in the Galaxy Book Pro series being optimized for the best Intel Evo platform. Users can benefit from maximum portability and enhanced connectivity options that include always-connected LTE or 5G and Wi-Fi 6E.

Engineers at Samsung and Intel achieved this by measuring workflows under real-world conditions to achieve consistent performance and battery life. This collaboration also enabled Samsung to bring SmartThings Find functionality to the new laptops. The two companies worked closely to fully optimize Intel Bluetooth drivers for SmartThings Find.

The Intelligent Noise Cancelling feature of the Galaxy Book Pro series is another collaborative effort. It leverages the power of Intel Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 2.0 to use AI for noise cancellation.

This partnership between Samsung and Intel has evidently resulted in a powerful and well-engineered product. The companies also view this as a foundation for the next stage of innovation. Dr. Kim says that going forward, Samsung and Intel will provide more optimization, reliability and custom experiences to the Galaxy Book to enable users to achieve even more.

Samsung and Intel will also collaborate on new cutting-edge technologies, including Intel Core processors with multiple types of XPU cores, unique PC designs that have the Galaxy DNA and more powerful AI technology.

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