Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Ion have QLED screen and wireless charging for cell phones | Computer

THE Samsung announced two new notebooks during the SDC developer conference: the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion are the world’s first laptops with a QLED screen; they also offer wireless charging over the touchpad for cell phones and wearables. Both were developed in partnership with Inteldentro Project Athena.

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion

The Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion will be available in 13.3 and 15.6 inch versions. The screen has QLED panel, which promises more vibrant images and greater contrast. In addition, there is an “outdoor” mode that increases the brightness to 600 nits.

In these notebooks, Samsung incorporated the technology Wireless PowerShare below the glass touchpad. That is, you can use it to charge the battery of cell phones, headphones or any wearable compatible with the Qi standard. While they’re charging, you’ll need a mouse if you want to use the laptop.

All models have a 10th generation Intel Core processor, up to 16 GB of RAM, up to 1 TB SSD, backlit keyboard, digital player and AKG stereo speakers. Samsung says the battery lasts up to 20 hours.

The Galaxy Book Flex and Ion are part of the Intel program called Project Athena, which wants to create laptops that are more advanced than ultrabooks. They fulfill the requirements: battery that lasts at least 9 hours in real use, good performance (including SSD), optimizations for artificial intelligence, Thunderbolt 3 ports and Wi-Fi 6 support.

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex

Samsung Galaxy Flex rotates 360 degrees and has S Pen

there are some differences between the two models. The Galaxy Book Flex has a 360 degree hinge to switch between tablet and PC mode. It comes with the S Pen compatible with gestures, just like on the Galaxy Note 10: you can skip the slides of a PowerPoint presentation, for example, or go back to the previous moment.

In turn, the Galaxy Book Ion is a more traditional notebook, with an ultralight magnesium body to weigh less than 1 kg in the 13.3-inch version. The 15.6-inch version has an additional slot for SSD and RAM DDDR4.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion starting in December in “selected markets”; they will arrive in the US in early 2020. Prices have not been revealed.

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex – specs:

Galaxy Book Flex 13 Galaxy Book Flex 15
Dimensions 302.6 x 202.9 x 12.9 mm 355.0 x 227.2 x 14.9 mm
Weight 1.15 kg 1.52 kg / 1.57 kg (model with Nvidia chip)
Screen 13.3-inch QLED, Full-HD (1920 x 1080) 15.6-inch QLED, Full-HD (1920 x 1080)
Processor 10th generation Intel Core (Ice Lake) 10th generation Intel Core (Ice Lake)
Graphics chip Intel Iris Plus or Intel UHD Graphics Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory / Intel Iris Plus / Intel UHD Graphics
RAM Up to 16 GB (LPDDR4x) Up to 16 GB (LPDDR4x)
Storage SSD up to 1 TB (NVMe) SSD up to 1 TB (NVMe)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), 802.11ax 2 × 2 Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), 802.11ax 2 × 2
Audio AKG Stereo speakers with Smart Amp AKG Stereo speakers with Smart Amp
Safety digital reader digital reader
Accessories S Pen built-in S Pen built-in
Keyboard backlit backlit
Drums 69.7 Wh 69.7 Wh
Doors 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C, UFS / MicroSD reader, headset 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x USB-C, UFS / MicroSD reader, headset

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion – specs:

Galaxy Book Ion 13 Galaxy Book Ion 15
Dimensions 305.7 x 199.8 x 12.9 mm 356.1 x 228.0 x 14.9 mm
Weight 0.97 kg 1.19 kg / 1.26 kg (model with Nvidia chip)
Screen 13.3-inch QLED, Full-HD (1920 x 1080) 15.6-inch QLED, Full-HD (1920 x 1080)
Processor 10th Generation Intel Core (Comet Lake) 10th Generation Intel Core (Comet Lake)
Graphics chip Intel UHD Graphics Nvidia GeForce MX250 with 2 GB of GDDR5 / Intel UHD Graphics
RAM Up to 16 GB (DDR4) Up to 16 GB (DDR4) + 1 expansion slot
Storage SSD up to 1 TB (NVMe) SSD up to 1 TB (NVMe) + 1 expansion slot
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), 802.11ax 2 × 2 Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +), 802.11ax 2 × 2
Audio AKG Stereo speakers with Smart Amp AKG Stereo speakers with Smart Amp
Safety digital reader digital reader
Keyboard backlit backlit
Drums 69.7 Wh 69.7 Wh
Doors 1x Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, UFS / MicroSD reader, headset 1x Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, UFS / MicroSD reader, headset

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