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Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch

Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch

US carrier availability

Available: Verizon

Pros

  • High screen-to-body ratio (73.63 %)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.29 inches)
  • Lots of RAM (8 GB RAM)

Cons

  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

The Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch comes with Windows 10 OS, 2160x1440 pixels resolution, 3.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage (there is also a version with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage), 13 megapixel main camera and an additional 5-megapixel front facing unit.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Windows (10)
  • Dimensions:
    • 11.47 x 7.87 x 0.29 inches (291.3 x 199.8 x 7.4 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 26.60 oz (754 g)
      the average is 16 oz (457 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Metal
  • Features:
    • Stylus
  • Colors:
    • Silver

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 12.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 2160 x 1440 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 216 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • Super AMOLED
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 73.63 %
  • Features:
    • HDR video support, Ambient light sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 13 megapixels
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.9
    • Hardware Features:
      • Autofocus
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom, Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Intel Core i5
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 3100 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
  • Graphics processor:

    Graphics processor - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Intel HD Graphics
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 8 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 256 GB
  • Storage expansion:

    Storage expansion - Some handsets allow you to expand their storage capacity by using a memory expansion card – most often microSD. Expansion memory is mostly suitable for media storage, such as photo, video or music content.

    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 256 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:

    Capacity - The bigger, the better! However, battery capacity is not the only factor that has an effect on battery life. Those include the chipset in use, the software running on the device, as well as the consumer's unique usage pattern.

    • 5070 mAh
  • Type:
    • Not user replaceable
  • Video playback:
    • 11.00 hours

Multimedia

  • Screen mirroring:
    • Wireless screen share
  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • USB 3.1
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. The most common types are GPS and A-GPS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
  • Other:
    • Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 26 Feb 2017

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Samsung SM-W720


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Book 12-inch 128GB

Differences from the main variant:

  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 4 GB RAM
  • Built-in storage:

    Built-in storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 128 GB

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