Samsung unveils Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset
Samsung unveiled the Intel-powered Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 in February, but now has a new version almost ready to go – one that will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 chipset. The new model has been announced in South Korea and will be released on January 16 at a price of KRW 1.89 million.
The 8cx Gen 3 was the first 5nm chipset for Windows-on-ARM devices and brought major performance improvements when it launched late last year. Compared to Gen 2, it offers +85% multi-core CPU performance, +60% GPU performance and the NPU has increased to 29 TOPS.
Compared to the Intel version of the same laptop, it’s physically the same as the 13.3-inch model – it’s super light and thin at just 1.04 kg and 11.5 mm (2.29 lb, 0.45″ And as the name suggests, the AMOLED display can be rotated 360° so can be used as a tablet for taking notes with the included S Pen.
Battery life has improved noticeably – the Snapdragon-powered laptop can last up to 35 hours of video playback on a single charge, the Intel model tops out at 21 hours. This one also has superior connectivity with built-in support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6E. It’s more expensive, however, a 13.3-inch Core i5 model can be had for KRW 1.65 million, for example.
This model is suitable for enterprise use as it ships with Windows 11 and follows Microsoft’s Secured-Core PC specification, which locks down the hardware to the firmware level. This is the highest level of security offered by Windows.
Again, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 will launch in South Korea on January 16 at a price of KRW 1.89 million (which converts to $1,500, €1,400 or ₹124,000) . It is unclear if it will be available worldwide and when that might happen.
Source (in Korean)