Everyone is excited about MWC (Mobile World Congress) which will be held in Barcelona this year on 27 February. As the date is coming close, we are getting more and more leaks about many devices. One of them is Samsung Galaxy Book which is rumored to be launched at MWC later this month.
Since the Galaxy S8 flagship device will not be announced at MWC, chances are that Samsung will announce its new Galaxy Book Tablet at MWC Event
From the recent Samsung filings from the FCC we have discovered, We were able to get full specifications of Samsung Galaxy Book.
Update: A smaller screen (10.2″) variant of the upcoming Samsung Tab S3 has passed the FCC. Its Model No. is SM-W627 this is the Galaxy Book 10.2 variant, in some FCC documents, reference of SM-W727 and SM-W728 has been given. It is also possible that it may be a Core M3 CPU variant. However, the device has totally different design approach and we don’t know about any specifications of that device. Since the MWC Event is really close, let’s wait and see what will happen at MWC.
Galaxy Book Specifications
|Platform:||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Pro||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Pro|
|Kind Of Clocks||Frequency [MHz]|
|Intel Kabylake-U Corei5-7200|
|LPDDR3, Onboard, 4/8 GB|
|12″ AMOLED, 2166X1440|
|Intel HD Graphics|
|128/256GB SSD, M.2 SATA|
|Qualcomm QCA6174A-5, 802.11b/g/n/a/ac, BT4.1|
|SOLUM, EP-TA300, 25W|
|EB-BW720ABA, Li-ion, 39.04Wh (5070mAh)|
|REAR: 13M CMOS, Front : 5M CMOS|
|Keyboard Cover, PS2 touchpad|
|2xUSB3.0 C-Type port, 1xSIM/microSD|
The manufacturer has confirmed that the devices tested have the same physical, mechanical and thermal characteristics are within operational tolerances expected for production units.
|Device Dimension :||Overall (Length x Width): 287.5 mm x 196 mm|
Overall Diagonal: 348 mm
Display Diagonal: 315 mm
|Battery Options||Standard (Li-ion Battery)|
|Device Serial Numbers||Mode||Serial Number|
|UMTS 850, LTE 13||354771080001082|
|UMT1900, LTE 2/4/5||354771080001082|
|WiFi 2.4GHz, 5GHz / Bluetooth||354771080001108|
|Several samples with identical hardware were used to SAR testing.|
The most important part of a Tablet is its screen which can either make the whole experience just amazing or can simply destroy the whole user experience and luckily this tablet seems to have a 12″ AMOLED Display with a resolution of 2166X1440 and that means that the whole user experience will be simply amazing. To make the whole experience even better, this Tablet has Intel HD Graphics which are pretty amazing when it comes to work and multimedia. Intel HD Graphics are surely not for hardcore gaming but still can run many games smoothly. Considering the size of the Display, an AMOLED Display with that resolution will definitely impress many people.
Chipset & RAM
After the Display, The most Important part of a Tablet is its Processor and RAM and this beauty packs the Intel® Core™ i5-7200U Processor (Kaby lake) that aims to handle whatever content demands you can throw at it. As for the RAM, This Tablet will have only 4GB RAM which surely seems low as now even the smartphones are starting to have 6GB RAM but that is totally overkilling. 4GB RAM is definitely enough to handle any task that you’ll be doing on this Tablet. Since there are going to be 4 variants of this Tablet, We may see a 6GB RAM and an 8GB RAM variant. There really isn’t much to talk about the Processor and RAM. The configuration is perfect to handle any task that you will do on this tablet.
When we are talking about a 2-in-1 Tablet, We don’t really consider to look at the camera and its expected because we have our smartphones to take pictures and record videos but not everybody does that. There are people who want a good camera in a Tablet and for those people, Samsung is going to add a 13M rear camera and a 5M front camera which will be as good as or better than the cameras on your smartphone. This is extremely beneficial for those people who use video chatting a lot. You are a business man who needs to use video chatting to attend your foreign clients or you are a simple person who likes to video chat with your relatives and friends, You will be able to do it all with this Tablet.
OS & Connectivity
We all know about Windows and We love using it. It’s much more convenient and more suitable for a 2-in-1 Tablet. Samsung Galaxy Book will run on Windows 10. You’ll be getting 4 variants of Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2. SM-W720 will not have LTE support and will run on Windows 10 Home. SM-W723 will also not support LTE but will run on Windows 10 Pro. Now SM-W727 will run on Windows 10 Home just like SM-W720 but will have LTE support and SM-W728 will run on Windows 10 Pro and will have LTE support so you can decide which one to get.
This Tablet will have Qualcomm QCA6174A-5, 802.11b/g/n/a/ac WLAN chip which will help this Tablet get all the connectivity you need. As for the Bluetooth, This Tablet will have BT4.1 support so you can use Bluetooth speakers and headphones as well.
Storage and Ports
As far as storage is concerned, Galaxy Book will have a 128GB SSD which is sufficient to store music, documents, and pictures. If you need more storage, you’ll have a microSD card slot to expand the storage and store more data. This time Samsung will be using USB3.0 C-Type port and not just one port two ports and that’s actually quite good.
When we are talking about portability, the battery is also a concern most people have. Unlike the previous generation Samsung Galaxy TabPro S’s 5,200mAh Battery, the new Galaxy Book will have a smaller 5070mAh Battery which can be a bad move by Samsung because the Intel Core M-Series processors are low powered and are battery efficient due to which the battery backup of TabPro S was great but with a smaller battery and a powerful processor things can go really wrong. So the battery backup will be average.
Price and Release Date
There are no details about the expected price in the FCC listing but from what we got to know from our sources, the price may go from 1299$ to 1599$ depending on the different variants. Just like the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, The S-Pen stylus and keyboard cover will be included and that’s a great thing because it is one of the reasons behind the success of Galaxy TabPro S.
As for the Release Date, It is expected to be announced at MWC this year and that’s no surprise considering the timing of the FCC listing. We now know almost everything about Samsung Galaxy Book but Samsung still has the Element of Surprise and who knows what will happen at MWC. Samsung may also launch this with upcoming Galaxy J3 2017 and Galaxy J7 2017. Let’s just wait and see what happens.
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