Samsung’s Galaxy Books double as a wireless charger

Samsung’s Galaxy Books double as a wireless charger


(atmospheric music) – Hey it’s Chaim with Verge and I’m here with two of
Samsung’s new laptops, that will be out early next year. This is the Galaxy Book Flex, and over here is the Galaxy Book Ion. They’re replacing some of
Samsung’s older lineup. Galaxy Book Flex in particular is replacing the old Notebook 9 Pen, and the Galaxy Book Ion is replacing the standard Notebook 9. And what you’ll notice here is that these laptops look really good, or at least really good compared
to Samsung’s old design. Which, if we’re being
honest, was really bad. It’s a similar design
language that Samsung introduced earlier this year
with the Notebook 9 Pro, that it introduced at CES. And now it’s trickling down
to the rest of the range. (upbeat music) Now, in addition to the new design, Samsung is making a bunch of improvements across both laptops to make
them a little more modern. The biggest change is the display, which is now a QLED display, similar to the ones that Samsung
uses on its high end TVs. Samsung says the display should
have better color accuracy and they’re also much brighter. There’s a new outdoors mode, that lets them crank up
to up to 600 Nits outdoors and they’ll go up to 400
Nits on regular mode. They’re bright, they look great. Especially compared to the old laptops. Another big improvement
here is battery life. Samsung says that it’s
dramatically improved battery life on both laptops. It says they both should last
all day without any issues, although we’ll obviously
have to test that one out for ourselves before we know for sure. Another weird and interesting battery-related thing is these touch pads. You see they’re not just touch pads, they’re actually full
Qi wireless chargers. So you have your laptop out
and you can take your phone or your smart watch or
your wireless headphones. And just drop them on the touch
pad and you can charge them. It’s weird, but it’s kind of neat. And it’s honestly the sort of thing that I might actually end up using. Like, if you’re using
your laptop at your desk, and you don’t need the touch pad because you have a mouse or something. Why not use it to charge your phone? Also new is this new S Pen, which like the new S Pen
on the Galaxy Note 10, introduced earlier this year, now has new Bluetooth and
motion sensing features that let you use it to do things like, control slideshows, or
you know, move from afar. And it stores right in
the side of the laptop. Now, if you saw Samsung’s
Notebook Nine Pro from earlier this year, you’ll notice a lot of the similarities in the design language. Gone are those weird, bubbly corners that were on the old Samsung laptops. You have these much tighter
almost squared radiuses that just look a little more professional and less like a toy. Which is really just nice to see. You also notice the bezels on the display have been dramatically
shrunken down on both laptops. Which is great because
smaller bezels are great. No one likes big bezels. Both laptops also feature
an all metal design, Galaxy Book Flex is aluminum, and the Galaxy Book Ion is magnesium. Which feels a little more plasticky, and a little more light
weight but it’s not plastic. Both laptops come in
13-inch and 15-inch sizes. They feature the usual spec boost that you’d expect from
a year over year update. The Galaxy Book Flex has Intel’s new 10th gen Ice Lake processors. Whereas the Galaxy Book Ion has the 10th gen Comet Lake processors. We don’t know a lot about
the rest of the specs, the bigger 15-inch models will have the option for an
Nvidia MX250 external GPU. But Samsung hasn’t given
us details on things like exact specs, pricing, release date. All of which it says should
be coming in early 2020. And that the laptops should probably be priced similar to
the existing Notebook 9, and Notebook 9 Pen. For more great videos on
laptops and technology, and phones and everything
else gadget related, check out The Verge on YouTube.

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