Samsung Galaxy Book S premiers the first Intel Lakefield Foveros 3D SoC

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After several leaks we already have among us the first Ultrabook that mounts an Intel Lakefield processor with Foveros 3D technology, the Samsung Galaxy Book S. In this system with Foveros 3D packaging for the components of this 10nm SoC we have five cores, a powerful Sunny Cove and four other energy efficient Tremont, identical concept that seen in ARM SoCs with big.LITTLE configuration.

Curiously, this Samsung Galaxy Book S that is now presented with Intel Lakefield is the same laptop that tried to go to market by mounting an ARM Snapdragon 8cx processor, a product with no succcess. The new Foveros 3D system demonstrates with this that it can be mounted as if it were an ARM SoC, something very interesting in products that nees low weight and reduced measures.

Processor, RAM and storage

The new Samsung Galaxy Book S integrates an Intel Core i5-L16G7 Penta Core SoC made in 10nm that integrates a large Sunny Cove CPU core and four Tremont CPUs with speeds ranging between 1.4 and 3GHz. In the graphic section we have Intel Iris Plus Gen11-LP that has 64 EU, quite powerful within its family, but will be much more interesting when it integrates the new Intel Xe Gen12 GPUs that will soon be available in other superior processors.

The announced model now has 8GB of RAM and integrates a 256GB UFS2.1 storage capacity.

Screen and other specifications

The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Book S has dimensions of 13.3 inches with 16: 9 format and FullHD resolution with a power of up to 600 nits. This laptop will also possibly integrate WiFi 6, Bluetooth, two USB Type-C ports where one of them could be Thunderbolt 3 and a 3.5mm audio jack.

At the autonomy level we have a 42Wh battery that supposedly will give us an autonomy of 17 hours. The included operating system will be Windows 10 in this case 100% native without emulation as in the ARM model.

Price and availability

  • The Samsung Galaxy Book S does not yet have a release date but the price is set at $1269 / €1129.

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