Samsung launched the Intel-powered Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 in February, but a new version powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor is almost ready to go. The new model was unveiled in South Korea and will be available on January 16 for KRW 1.89 million.
When it was released late last year, the 8cx Gen 3 was the first 5nm chipset for Windows-on-ARM systems, bringing significant performance increases. Compared to the Gen 2, it provides +85% multi-core CPU performance, +60% GPU performance, and an NPU with 29 TOPS.
New Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 With Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3
It is physically the Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 same as the 13.3″ model when compared to the Intel version of the same laptop – it is very light and thin at just 1.04kg and 11.5mm (2.29lbs, 0.45″). And, as the name implies, the AMOLED display can be rotated 360° to be used as a tablet for taking notes with the bundled S Pen pen.
The Snapdragon-powered laptop can now last up to 35 hours of video playing on a single charge, whereas the Intel variant only lasts 21 hours. This one also offers a better connection, since it includes built-in 5G and Wi-Fi 6E capabilities. It is, however, more expensive; for example, a Core i5 13.3″ model costs KRW 1.65 million.
This model is suited for business usage since it comes with Windows 11 and adheres to Microsoft’s Secured-Core PC requirements, which lock the hardware down to the firmware level. It is the highest degree of security provided by Windows.
Again, the Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 will go on sale in South Korea on January 16 for KRW 1.89 million (about $1,500, €1,400, or 124,000). It is unclear if it will be available internationally or when.