Samsung Galaxy Book S Snapdragon 8cx Laptop to Launch soon for $1,000

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx was announced as the first Snapdragon processor specifically designed for connected mobile PCs (aka laptops with cellular connectivity) last December. Earlier this year we got confirmation 8cx would support 5G connectivity as an option, and in May, we got news Lenovo Limitless 5G laptop was coming and got some benchmarks showing Snapdragon 8cx with performance similar to an Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake-R processor (15 Watt TDP) while offering much longer battery life.

It’s Samsung turn to announce their Snapdragon 8cx laptop with Samsung Galaxy Book S that will be available this fall for $999 and up.

Snapdragon 8cx laptop
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Samsung Galaxy Book S specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Compute Platform with eight 64-bit Armv8 cores in two clusters: Kryo 495 Gold cores (Cortex-A76 class) @ 2.84 GHz + Kryo 495  cores (Cortex-A55 class) @ 1.8GHz ; 7nm process; 7W TDP
  • System Memory – 8GB RAM (LPDDR4X)
  • Storage – 256/512GB storage (NVMe?) + MicroSD slot up to 1TB
  • Display – 13.3’’ FHD TFT (16:9); 10-point multi-touch screen
  • Camera – 720p HD
  • Audio
    • AKG stereo speakers
    • Dolby Atmos technology (Dynamic, Movie, Music, Game, Voice, and Personalize Modes)
  • Connectivity
    • Cellular – 4G LTE Cat.18 + Nano SIM
    • Wi-Fi 5 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 MU-MIMO
    • Bluetooth v5.0
    • Location  – GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou
  • USB – USB Type-C port
  • Sensors – Fingerprint Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor (Keyboard Backlit on/off)
  • Authentication – Windows Hello sign in with fingerprint
  • Battery
    • 42Wh (typical)
    • Video playback: Up to 23 hours (default audio & brightness settings; without connection to Wi-Fi or mobile network)
    • Compatible with PD2.0, AFC and QC2.0 charging
  • Dimensions -305.2 x 203.2 x 6.2-11.8 mm (anodized aluminum frame)
  • Weight – 0.96 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book S
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The laptop will run Windows 10 Home or Pro, and specifications above will vary by country, including the network bands, keyboard layout, and so on.

Samsung Galaxy Book S is completely fanless, and delivers 40 percent greater CPU performance, 80 percent greater graphics performance compared to the Galaxy Book2 laptop featuring a Snapdragon 850 processor.

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I didn’t expect to see any 8cx designs through the holidays. Good job, samsung!

William Barath
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Now how long before we can install Linux on it? 🤔

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blu

Now that’s the $1K question, isn’t it? ; )

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Has snapdragon 8cx little core A55? Other tech services say about 8 cores but class Cortex A76

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It is a A55. 8cx is basically a 855 with a stronger GPU and higher CPU clocks. The CPUs are the same