Samsung releases Galaxy Book Flex 5G convertible: the first 5G Intel Evo notebook
For Intel, today is a big day. The company launched its 11th-generation Tiger Lake mobile processor, and also announced its latest badge of honor for notebook computers: the Intel Evo brand, based on last year’s Project Athena plan. And in cooperation with Samsung, launched the first 5G notebook that meets Evo requirements: Galaxy Book Flex 5G.
Flex 5G is Samsung’s first 5G laptop, weighing 1.26 kg and adopting a light “Royal Silver” appearance. It can be configured with a 13.3-inch 1920×1080 display, up to 16GB of memory, 69.7Wh battery, and up to 512GB solid state drive. There is also a 13-megapixel camera with built-in S Pen and supports backlit keyboard.
Flex 5G can be equipped with Intel’s new Tiger Lake series of Core i5 or Core i7. Chris Walker, Intel vice president and general manager of mobile client platforms, said that the new chip will bring unprecedented performance and energy efficiency to thin and light systems like Flex 5G.
Intel’s Evo standard has more stringent requirements . It needs to be equipped with a Tiger Lake processor, and the system needs to last more than 9 hours in the “real world” battery test, including Chrome, G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, YouTube and Zoom. It also needs to be able to wake up from sleep in less than a second, and support fast charging, as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Intel’s new Thunderbolt 4 standard.
Samsung and Intel said, Flex’s target audience is mobile worker: students, teleworkers and “going out of people.”
The specific configuration of the machine is as follows:
- 11th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics
- Up to 16GB of LPDDR4x memory
- Up to 512GB of NVMe SSD storage space and microSD card slot
- 13.3-inch 1,920×1,080 pixel touch screen
- Wi-Fi 6 (Gig Plus), 5G (Sub6) LTE can be selected
- Bluetooth 5.1
- Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, USB-A, HDMI and 3.5mm combo jack
IT Home has learned that Samsung has not announced the price and time of sale of the Galaxy Book Flex 5G.