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Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Windows 10 tablets tech specs

Samsung's new Windows 10 tablets comes with the keyboard and pen.

Mobile World Congress — If you’re looking for a Surface alternative, then you probably want to consider Samsung’s new Galaxy Book tablets running Windows 10.

The new Galaxy Books from Samsung come into variants, including a 10.6- and 12-inch model. The 10.6-inch model features a 1980×1280-pixel resolution display, and the 12-inch model features a 2160×1440-pixel HDR AMOLED display.

Both of these devices run Intel’s 7th Gen Core processors. The 10.6-inch model runs on a Core m3 (2.6GHz) processor, while the 12-inch model packs a Core i5 (3.1GHz), formerly known as Core m5, processor.

Samsung Galaxy Book tech specs

 Galaxy Book 10.6-inchGalaxy Book 12-inch
Display10.6" TFT FHD (1920x1280)12" Super AMOLED FHD (2160x1440)
Processor7th Gen Intel Core m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz7th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz
NetworkingLTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE
LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2X2 MIMO, Bluetooth 4.1 BLE
Memory4GB + 64GB/128GB eMMC
microSD up to 256GB
4GB+128GB SSD / 8GB+256GB SSD
microSD up to 256GB
Camera5MP FF13MP AF + 5MP
PortUSB 3.1(Type-C), Micro SDUSB 3.1(Type-C) x 2ports, Micro SD
Dimensions261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm291.3x199.8x7.4mm
Weight640g(Wi-Fi) / 650g(LTE)754g(Wi-Fi / LTE)
Battery30.4W / up to 10hrs, Fast Charging39.04W / up to 10.5hrs, Fast Charging
OSWindows 10
SensorsAccelerometer, Hall, Light
GPSGPS + GLONASS
VideoRecording: FHD(1920X1080) @30fps
Playback: 4K(3840X2160) @30fps
Samsung Galaxy Book 2017
Samsung Galaxy Book 2017

Along with pretty pixels, including High Dynamic Range (HDR) support and great color saturation for the 12-inch model, the new Samsung Galaxy Book tablets offer a great typing experience with the detachable Pogo keyboard.

In addition, there is a new S Pen that has been improved with support for over 4000 levels of pressure sensitivity. It also has a rubber 0.7mm tip, and never needs to be charged.

At this point Samsung is not sharing pricing or release date of the new Galaxy Books, but unlike the Surface devices, both the keyboard and pen come included with the Galaxy Book.

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