Samsung announces Galaxy Book 2 with Snapdragon 850 and 12-inch sAMOLED

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Though Samsung is touting it to be a PC replacement as well, there are quite a few features that make this Android device much more than a 2-in-1.

For starters, it comes with an X20 LTE modem so the tablet offers 4G connectivity so you're always connected to data like your smartphone.

The Galaxy Book 2 will come with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. At the event, the Korean giant revealed that it was working on a new display technology that would place everything from the front camera module to the fingerprint sensor under the display, eventually removing the need to have a notch and have a truly bezel-less display.

If you're a business consumer, you could use Galaxy Tab S4 as a portable 2-in-1 device for emails, making presentations, video consumption and more on-the-go, although the device doesn't yet seem to have the capability of replacing traditional laptop.

Samsung has also included a number of flagship features in its Galaxy A9 device, such as its Infinity Display, Bixby assistant, and support for Samsung Pay. Samsung promises an enhanced S Pen experience with 4,096 pressure levels and a pen tip of 0.7mm diameter.

The result is a tablet with a detachable keyboard cover that, Samsung claims, will run for up to 20 hours on a single charge. Sound-wise, it has two speakers tuned by AKG with Dobly Atmos technology.

Samsung hasn't yet said whether it'll be bringing the Surface Book 2 to Blighty, but has announced that over in the States, it'll be available for $999.99 (around £765) starting 2 November.

Below are the specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy A9.

The S-pen was first released in 2011. And pressing the button on the S Pen when near the display activates Samsung's excellent Air Command software.

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Book2, an Always Connected PC with Gigabit LTE connectivity.

Unlike the primitive Windows tablets, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 850 instead of Intel Core m3. Additionally, some apps didn't work well without the proper drivers (I attempted to install VPN software to no avail), so I'm looking forward to using Samsung's new slate and seeing how well Windows performance and software compatibility has improved.

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