Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 5G: Noble notebook with cellular network and bright display


At the same time as the Galaxy S21 smartphone generation, Samsung’s mobile division also presented its first own notebook with 5G mobile communications in the sub-6 GHz network. The Galaxy Book Flex2 5G is a 2-in-1 device with a bright touchscreen and 360-degree hinges that can be used to fold the display to the bottom. With the included S Pen, users can draw and write on the screen.

Inside the Galaxy Book Flex2 5G Processors from Intel’s 11th Core-i generation alias Tiger Lake-U up to the quad-core Core i7-1165G7 sit. In addition, there are always 16 GByte soldered LPDDR4X-SDRAM in dual-channel operation and a PCI-Express SSD with either 256 or 512 GByte capacity including pre-installed Windows 10 Home.

The 13.3-inch QLED display shows 1920 × 1080 pixels (Full HD) and lights up to 600 cd / m² – a high value for a notebook display. Samsung is not following the trend towards higher 16:10 or even 3: 2 screens.

With an all-aluminum housing and a weight of just under 1.3 kg, the Galaxy Book Flex2 5G belongs to the premium class. The built-in battery has a capacity of almost 70 Wh and should last up to 20 hours; it is charged via the USB-C port. In addition to the typical 720p webcam above the display, Samsung has installed a second 13-megapixel camera above the keyboard. If the user folds the screen, snapshots can be taken like a tablet.

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The connections are Thunderbolt 4 with USB 4 and Type-C socket, USB Type C (version number not mentioned), HDMI (version number also not mentioned), USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbit / s) Type A, one audio -Combi jack and a micro SD card reader that can also handle UFS storage.

The delivery of the Galaxy Book Flex2 5G is scheduled to begin on January 28, 2021. The cheapest version with a Core i5 CPU (probably Core i5-1135G7), 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD costs 1750 euros. For an SSD that is twice as large, Samsung calls for a whopping 100 euros extra, for the Core i7-1165G7 an additional 100 euros.


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