The new device can be viewed as a toned-down version of the existing Samsung Galaxy Book Flex – a few of the high-end features are omitted to keep the price lower. The Galaxy Book Flex α is heavier and bigger in comparison. The new model lacks Thunderbolt 3 ports and has a smaller battery. There is no stylus, and the RAM is also less. It also cannot wirelessly charge other devices. The lower price idea is just a theory yet since Samsung hasn’t announced the price of the Galaxy Book Flex yet, so we don’t really know the actual savings.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α specifications
The 2-in-1 comes with a 13.3-inch QLED display with 1080p resolution. It is powered by 10th generation Intel Core chipset along with Intel UHD Graphics.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α has two RAM options – 8 or 12 GB. The storage variants are 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB.
The manufacturer claims the battery of the device lasts for around 17 and a half hours. Fast charging is supported.
Connectivity options include one USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, a microSD port, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. It is compatible with Samsung Active Pen stylus, which can be purchased separately.
Quoting Alanna Cotton, Senior VP and GM at Samsung Electronics America,
“We all have different routines, and we need technology that works the way we work, and with our new Galaxy Computing line, we’re giving consumers the ability to choose a PC that meets their unique needs. Galaxy Book Flex α is a stellar new variant of the Galaxy Computing line, offering many of the best design, hardware, and display features at an accessible price-point.”
Pricing and availability
The base variant of the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex α is priced at $829.99 (approx ₹60,000). It will be launched in the first half of this year.