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The Samsung Galaxy Book S is the always-connected laptop of the future

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Samsung just took the covers off the new Galaxy Book S, an ultrathin laptop that runs Windows and powered by Qualcomm. That makes it an interesting hybrid of mobile and desktop, promising always-on connectivity to the internet and insane battery life.

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is a Qualcomm-powered ultrathin laptop

Okay, we’ve heard rumors of Samsung working on a mobile powered laptop, and now it’s official. The Galaxy Book S looks pretty cool, and might give Apple a run for its money in the market for ultrathin portable laptops.

  • It’s powered by the Snapdragon 8cx chip, the first device on the market to use it
  • Samsung says it will have a 23 hour battery life
  • It’ll be always-connected via 5G (and probably LTE as well)
  • Other specs include 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and a microSD slot that lets you expand the internal memory (either 256GB or 512GB) with up to 1TB.
  • It comes with Bluetooth 5.0, has built-in GPS, and a single USB Type-C port.
  • The webcam is Windows Hello compatible, so you’ll be able to unlock the Book S either with your face or with the fingerprint sensor
  • Earlier leaks showed carrier branding, so maybe there’ll be subsidies on the $999 price

The Samsung Galaxy Book S will be available in September, from the Microsoft Store and select retailers.

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Maker, meme-r, and unabashed geek with nearly half a decade of blogging experience at KnowTechie, SlashGear and XDA Developers. If it runs on electricity (or even if it doesn't), Joe probably has one around his office somewhere, with particular focus in gadgetry and handheld gaming. Shoot him an email at joe@knowtechie.com.

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