Samsung's Galaxy Book with Windows 10 priced from $630 for 10.6-inch, $1,130 for 12-inch

At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in February, Samsung unveiled a new pair of Windows 10 devices. Despite the 'Galaxy Book' name, neither of the new PCs are notebooks; rather, they're tablets with detachable keyboard covers.

Today, Samsung announced launch details for the new devices, including their full specs and pricing in the United States. One bit of information caught our eye in the spec sheet for the two tablets; at MWC, Samsung reps explicitly stated that both the 10.6-inch and 12-inch models would be made available with the option of integrated 4G LTE connectivity. This wasn't a misunderstanding on our part - CNET, The Verge, and others were also given the same information.

However, Samsung's news release today makes it clear that - in the US at least - the 10.6-inch Galaxy Book will not be available with LTE support.

Galaxy Book 10.6”

Galaxy Book 12”

Display

10.6" TFT
Full HD (1920x1280px)

12" Super AMOLED
Full HD (2160x1440px)
Chipset

7th Gen Intel Core m3
Dual Core 2.6GHz

7th Gen Intel Core i5 7200U

LTE support n/a

LTE Cat.6 (300Mbps)

Memory

4GB + 64GB eMMC
4GB + 128GB eMMC

LTE
- 4GB + 128GB SSD
Wi-Fi:
- 4GB + 128GB SSD
- 8GB + 256GB SSD

Camera 5MP fixed-focus 13MP with autofocus
5MP
Ports

USB 3.1(Type-C)
microSD (up to 256GB)

2 x USB 3.1(Type-C)
microSD (up to 256GB)
Sensors

Accelerometer
Hall
Light

Accelerometer
Hall
Light
Wireless

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2X2 MIMO
Bluetooth 4.1 BLE

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
2X2 MIMO
Bluetooth 4.1 BLE

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

GPS + GLONASS

Dimensions

261.2 x 179.1 x 8.9 mm
648g

291.3x199.8x7.4mm
754g

Battery

30.4W / up to 9hrs
Fast Charging

39.04W / up to 11hrs
Fast Charging

OS

Windows 10

Windows 10

Samsung services/apps

Samsung Notes
Air Command
Samsung Flow

Samsung Notes
Air Command
Samsung Flow
Video

Recording: 1080p@30fps
Playback (output): 4K@60fps

Recording: 1080p@30fps
Playback (output): 4K@60fps

The 10.6-inch Galaxy Book will be priced from $629.99, while the 12-inch Wi-Fi model will cost from $1,129.99. The Galaxy Book 12" LTE model will officially go on sale at Verizon on Friday for $1,299.99.

For the non-LTE models, pre-orders will open on Friday at Samsung.com and "select retailers including Best Buy", with general availability from May 21. Best Buy will be the only retailer to offer the Galaxy Books in black, while others will only be selling the Galaxy Book in silver.

All Galaxy Books will come with Samsung's S Pen stylus, and the "island-style keyboard cover", which doubles up as a stand for the device, offering "PC, Easel and Note" configurations.

You can get a quick overview of the Galaxy Book 10.6" and 12" in our hands-on video from MWC.

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