Samsung Galaxy Book 2 with Windows 10 in S Mode moves another step closer to release

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 with Windows 10 in S Mode moves another step closer to release
If you’re in the market for a new tablet with an extra-large screen, detachable keyboard, and a creativity-encouraging stylus in tow, Apple is likely to kick off pre-orders for its next iPad Pro generation as early as this Friday. Or you can sit tight a little while longer and pick up a Windows-powered Samsung Galaxy Book 2 with an S Pen and keyboard included.

Unfortunately, we still can’t give you an actual estimate of the 2-in-1 PC’s release date. It has to be soon, though, considering the SM-W737 model number has already made the complete certification rounds, from Russia to South Korea to the US.

The latest regulatory approval comes from the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC), sadly revealing very few details about a gadget obviously due to follow in the footsteps of the SM-W720, aka last year’s 12-inch Galaxy Book.

All we know is the tablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band connectivity, as well as (optional) LTE speeds, also running Windows 10 in S Mode out the box on the software side of things, according to a recent visit paid to the Wi-Fi Alliance for yet another mandatory pre-launch authorization.

Don’t worry, it’s extremely easy to disable Microsoft’s security and performance-focused S Mode right now, although it’s important to remember you can’t switch back if you choose the freedom of the regular Windows 10 experience.

Hopefully, this means the 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book 2 will be slightly more affordable than its forerunner, thus going after the Surface Pro lineup in addition to Apple’s iPad Pro family. Curiously enough, there are no words on a refreshed edition of the smaller 10.6-inch Galaxy Book yet.

source: FCC via SamMobile, Windows Latest

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Galaxy Book2
  • Display 12.0" 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 850, Hexa-core, 2950 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6120 mAh

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2 Comments

1. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

it is no secret that Google and Microsoft loathe each other so this would be the weirdest move in tech history IMO

2. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Huh? Is you for real?

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