Samsung introduced the Galaxy Book S 2-in-1 in August 2019. It was one of the first laptops to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx running Windows 10. The Book S has attractive thin and light characteristics, extreme battery life, and built-in LTE. Samsung pointed out in October at a developer conference that an Intel Lakefield alternative was in development. Now a Samsung Galaxy Book S with Intel Lakefield CPU has been officially listed by Samsung Canada with a complete set of specifications. The listing indicates the laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-L16G7, which isn’t a product that exists yet. Despite the processor, most of the specs on the Intel-powered Galaxy Book S are the same.
Galaxy Book S has a 13.3-inch Full HD display with touch, 8GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. The battery is also similar but reports confirm the Intel variant just promises 17 hours of battery life. It is a considerable decrease from the 25-hour claim (video playback: 17Hrs vs 25Hrs) of the Qualcomm model. The Intel variant also misses out on LTE. Intel detailed the Tremont microarchitecture last year that will be at the heart of Lakefield processors. The company hasn’t yet announced any actual processors that are part of this lineup. But, the reports and leaks also confirm the existence of this specific variant of the Core i5. We believe the official announcement from the company isn’t too far.
Point to be noted that devices fit to this hardware profile have been spotted in online benchmarks, like this one reported by NotebookCheck in January 2020. A Samsung Galaxy Book S with Intel Lakefield CPU has now been officially listed by Samsung Canada. The website shows Intel-powered Samsung Galaxy Book S features the Intel Core i5-L16G7 Processor and runs Windows 10 Home. The touted 42Wh battery life is reduced, compared to the Arm version, and LTE isn’t mentioned in the options. It will have better Windows app support because Snapdragon PCs can run Windows native Arm application in 32- or 64-bit, and x86 32-bit programs via emulation.