Leak reveals specs for Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and ARM-based Galaxy Book Go

Samsung Galaxy Book S open on the armrest of a chair
Samsung Galaxy Book S

A few weeks ago, a couple of details emerged about new laptops from Samsung, the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360. Now, leaked images shared by famous leakster Walking Cat on Twitter (via SamMobile) have revealed a few more details of the device, while also bringing up a whole new device, the Galaxy Book Go, which is ARM-based.

The Galaxy Book Go actually appears to be quite interesting here, because the image shared shows off what appears to be a whole new generation of the Snapdragon 8cx chipset. The Snapdragon 8cx is Qualcomm's flagship processor for PCs, and it was first announced in 2018. It got a minor refresh last year, but a third generation has been rumored for some time, and this seems like it could be it. The slides refer to it as Gen.X, though it's not clear if that will be the final name for it.

Spec list of the Galaxy Book Go with performance comparisons for the Snapdragon 8cx
Image credit: Walking Cat (Twitter)

According to the promotional image, the new generation promises up to 10% more CPU performance compared to the 8cx Gen 1, and GPU performance is up to 40% higher. These numbers are based on PCMark 10 and the 3D Mark SKY Diver tests.

Aside from that, it looks like the Galaxy Book Go will also be available with the cheaper Snapdragon 7c. The 8cx version will have 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of storage, while the 7c model will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. There's also a 14-inch Full HD display, and it's said to run Windows 10 Home.

As for the Galaxy Book Pro, it looks like an upgrade from the Galaxy Book Ion from last year, and as previously reported, it has an AMOLED display instead of QLED, but it's still Full HD. It also has Intel Tiger Lake processors from a Core i3 to a Core i7, and the 15-inch variant can also be had with a GeForce MX450 GPU for additional graphics power. Thanks to Tiger Lake, there's also Thunderbolt 4 support, and as previously rumored, LTE support will also be available as an option.

Comparison between the Galaxy Book pro and Galaxy Book Ion
Image credit: Walking Cat (Twitter)

The image also touts some new connectivity features for Samsung phones, including a new Samsung Notes app, easy pairing, SmartThings support, Smart Switch, and Live Wallpapers. It also supports DeX and, like every other Windows 10 PC, you can use the Link to Windows feature with it.

Finally, the leak reveals that both devices are planned for a May release. Neither of the images mentions the Galaxy Book Pro 360, but there's a good chance it would be announced alongside the clamshell version.

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