Samsung Galaxy Book 12” was announced by Samsung today at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Spain. This is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, and as such it is a 12-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet with a new more powerful 7th gen. Intel Core i5 “Kaby Lake” processor, but also new refinements in other areas. It is the larger sibling of the Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6.
The 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book 12 has a 2160 x 1440 resolution Super AMOLED display, and it is now powered by a full blown 7th generation 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5-7200U “Kaby Lake” processor. There are two Samsung Galaxy Book 12 versions, with a 4GB RAM version with 128GB of SSD storage, and an 8GB RAM version with 256GB of SSD storage. But both Samsung Book models supports microSD cards all the way up to 256GB.
Other Samsung Galaxy Book 12 specs includes a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera with 1920 x 1080 30fps Full HD video recording, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, complete Wi-Fi cover with 2×2 MIMO 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1. This is for the Wi-Fi version (SM-W720), but there’s also an optional 4G LTE at 300Mbps with the SM-W725, SM-W727, and SM-W728 versions.
The new Samsung Galaxy Book 12 features accelerometer, hall sensor, light sensor, GPS, and GLONASS for sensors. Samsung states that the weight is 754 grams, while the thickness is 7.4 mm.
The battery life of the predecessor was always great, and the Samsung Galaxy Book 12 battery life too is great too, where this 39.04W battery has a 10.5 hour battery life, with support for fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is sold as a 2-in-1 tablet, so the keyboard is included, and the S Pen too. The S Pen also adds some apps with it, like Samsung Notes, Air Command, and Samsung Flow. Samsung really went all the way with the pen, since this S Pen has 4096 pressure levels of sensitivity and doesn’t even need a battery to work.
Yuu can even tilt the pen, and the display will pick it up, although this feature is mostly limited to some Adobe apps to begin with.
I’m curious what the price will be, as Samsung says it will announce this later. The predecessor was launched for $899 in March last year, but that was with the Intel Core m3 processor. The new Samsung Galaxy Book 12 is powered by a more powerful and more expensive processor, not to mention that the tablet overall has more features than before.
– Tom Bowen