While everyone was freaking out about what the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 could look and feel like, Samsung, the Beyoncé of the tech world, dropped a new laptop out of practically nowhere at its Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch in New York City. It's called the Galaxy Book S and here's what we know about it.
After what feels like 84 years of leaks and rumours, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has finally been officially revealed. There's not only one device in the Note lineup but three, and one of them is 5G enabled. Here's everything you need to know, including the price and when you can get a Note 10 in Australia.
Referred to as a 'mobile computing device', the Galaxy Book S's marketing material wants you to know it's light and compact unlike your bulky brick of a laptop. At 960 grams, we actually believe it.
It's apparently also got the "connectivity of a smartphone and the powerful productivity of a PC" but instead of taking the announcement jargon at face value, here's what's expected to be under the hood.
- CPU: Snapdragon 8cx compute platform, 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor (Max. 2.84 GHz + 1.8GHz)
- Display: 13.3-inch FHD TFT (16:9) Touch: 10-point multi-touch screen
- Dimensions: 305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8mm, 960 grams
- Memory: 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X), 256/512GB + MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)
- Camera: 720p HD
- Battery: 42Wh (typical) Video playback: Up to 23 hours
- Network: LTE Cat.18, Nano SIM
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO, Bluetooth v 5.0, USB Type-C, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
- Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor (Keyboard Backlit on/off)
It was announced for a September release in the United States but when it will come to Australia and how much it will cost is still unclear at this stage. We'll update as soon as we find out.
The Galaxy Note line is kind of an albatross. The original Galaxy Note was the phone that started the whole big-screen trend, and now nine generations later, it’s still got one of the biggest displays you can get on a phone, along with other unique traits like a built-in stylus, class-leading specs, and a hefty price tag, and a second model that’s smaller than you might expect.