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Samsung’s Qualcomm-powered Galaxy Book S has 23 hours of battery life

Samsung is on a roll. In addition to the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus, the tech giant also introduced the Galaxy Book S at the recent Unpacked event in New York. Its biggest draws: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor, 23-hour battery life, a 13-inch touchscreen display, and LTE connectivity.

Feels like a phone

With the new chipset, the laptop is said to have 40% greater CPU performance and 80% greater graphics performance than its predecessor, the Galaxy Book 2. In addition, the processor gives the Book S its long 23-hour battery life. Of course, this depends on actual usage.

The notebook’s 13-inch display supports 10-point multi-touch input, making this device feel like a smartphone. Coupled with Gigabit LTE support, the Galaxy S allows its users to connect to the Web anywhere.

Although the Book S improves on its performance and battery life, its body is still thin at 11.8mm and light at 0.95kg. The only ports on the laptop are two USB-C port, a SIM card slot, and a microSD card slot. It will be available in two colorways: pink and gray.

The Numbers

  • 13.3’’ FHD TFT (16:9) Touch: 10-point multi-touch screen
  • 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm, 0.96 kg
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx, 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.84 GHz + 1.8GHz)
  • Memory 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X),
  • 256 / 512GB+ microSD slot (up to 1TB)
  • 720p HD camera
  • 42Wh, up to 23 hours video playback
  • Gigabit LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, fingerprint sensor, Dolby Atmos, Windows Hello support

Learn more about the Galaxy Book S at

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Note 10, 10+ smartphones now official

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