Samsung announces Galaxy Book Flex and Ion: Premium ultra-thin laptops with QLED displays

While hosting the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, the company introduced two new ultra-portable laptops that look fantastic and are built for enhanced experiences.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

The future of Samsung experiences and services is a focus at the Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) this week, but in addition, we are seeing hardware announcements too. The new Samsung Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion were introduced and are on display here on the show floor.

These two laptops are thin and light, but also have a stunning fit and finish. Sometimes you have to sacrifice high performance to choose ultra-portability, but that is not the case with either of these new laptops from Samsung.


The Galaxy Book Flex

Both of these laptops feature QLED screens, the first on a laptop, and look wonderful. They also support the Wireless PowerShare feature we have seen on Galaxy S10 and Note 10 products this year so you can keep your Qi-enabled devices topped off even if you are out and about without any cables available. Simply set the device down on the touchpad after flipping the switch on Wireless PowerShare.

The Book Flex and Book Ion are powered by 10th generation Intel Core processors, WiFi 6, and Thunderbolt 3 so you have the latest and greatest inside both computers. These computers were co-engineered with Intel as part of the Project Athena program.

Both laptops are available in 13.3 inches and 15.6-inch display size options with various RAM and internal storage options. They will be available starting in December.


The Galaxy Book Ion

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Samsung Galaxy Book Flex

The Galaxy Book Flex has a 360-degree hinge so you can use it as a traditional laptop, tablet, or even a media-viewing machine. It has a lovely Royal Blue aluminum body with a matching S Pen. The advanced S Pen functionality we see in the Galaxy Note 10 devices is present here too so you can use air gestures to switch slides in PowerPoint and more.

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion

The Galaxy Book Ion is a laptop made with a magnesium body in a traditional clamshell form factor. It feels amazingly light at less than a kilogram, 13.3-inch model) in weight with thickness ranging from 12.9 to 14.9 mm. It has very large trackpad and comfortable keys.

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