Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st

Samsung's Windows powered 12-inch Galaxy Book launches via Verizon on April 21st
At MWC this year, Samsung didn't introduce the Samsung Galaxy S8 (unless you count a quick video teaser as an introduction). The company did unveil the Samsung Galaxy Book. This is a 2-in-1 tablet that comes with Windows 10 inside. The device is available in two sizes (10.6-inches and 12-inches) and with two different forms of connectivity, LTE and Wi-Fi. Starting April 21st (this coming Friday) you will be able to pick up the device from Verizon Wireless. The nation's largest carrier will be offering the larger 12-inch LTE model of the Galaxy Book for $1,299.99. Both size devices feature a snap-on QWERTY keyboard and S Pen with the purchase.

Also on April 21st, the 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book Wi-Fi model will be available for pre-orders at a price of  $1,129.99. And the 10.6-inch model, available with Wi-Fi connectivity only, can be pre-ordered starting that same date for $629.99. These models can be reserved from, or from stores like big box retailer Best Buy. The product will be available nationwide starting on May 21st. Nationally, you can purchase the device in silver. Only Best Buy will sell the device in Henry Ford's favorite color, black.

The 12-inch Galaxy Book is equipped with a Super AMOLED display carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2160 (FHD). It is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, Dual Core 3.1GHz. The Wi-Fi and the basic LTE model both offer 4GB of RAM with 128GB SSD. The  premium Wi-Fi model includes 8GB of RAM and a 256GB Sold State Drive. The primary camera weighs in at 13MP with a 5MP secondary shooter. The 39.04W battery provides up to 11-hours of power and offers fast charging capabilities (a full charge takes less than 3-hours to complete), and Windows 10 is pre-installed.

The 10.6-inch Samsung Galaxy Book (available with Wi-Fi only) carries a TFT display with a 1280 x 1920 FHD resolution. Powering the tablet is the 7th generation Intel m3 processor, Dual Core 2.6GHz. There are two variants of the tablet. One has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of eMMC flash memory, while the other has the 4GB of RAM with 128GB of eMMC storage. There also is a 256GB capacity microSD slot for those seeking additional storage. This model has just one camera, a front-facing 5MP snapper. The 30.4W battery provides up to 9-hours of power and has fast charging capabilities. Windows 10 is pre-installed.

source: Samsung

Related phones

Galaxy Book 12-inch
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 3100 MHz
  • Storage 256GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5070 mAh
Galaxy Book 10.6-inch
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Intel, Dual-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128GB + microSDXC



1. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3192; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Nice specs for the 12" model even though I find it about $200 too expensive. The spec and price gap between the 12" and 10.6" is quite large and the specs for the 10.6" certainly do not justify a $629 price.

4. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

10.6" is priced well of your compare it to a Tab S3 or iPad Pro. It's also much better than the Surface 3 was priced.

7. Krjal

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

If they'd given the 10 inch an OLED display I'd be all over it. Now I'm waiting till the 12 has had a price drop.

2. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

good price

3. tangbunna

Posts: 495; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

emmc is not laptop class

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1605; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Plenty of laptops still ship with much slower 5200rpm hard drives.

6. highdefdinardo

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2017

really hoping their specs are wrong. according to samsung, the 12" LTE version only comes with 8gb of ram, which would make the 1500 price tag reasonable. considering that you can't upgrade the ram on these tablets, it would seem kind of silly to ship such a tablet with a great processor and only 4gb of ram.

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