Samsung announces Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion laptops with 'vivid' QLED displays

Samsung Galaxy Flex 13-inch and 15-inch
Samsung Galaxy Flex 13-inch and 15-inch (Image credit: Samsung Press Release)

What you need to know

  • Samsung announced two new laptops today, the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion.
  • These are Samsung's first laptops to sport QLED displays.
  • Both laptops will launch in 13-inch and 15-inch models.

At the Samsung Developer Conference today, Samsung took the wraps off of two new entries in its Galaxy Book laptop range. Dubbed the Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book Ion, Samsung claims both feature the "world's first QLED display on a laptop."

First up is the Galaxy Book Flex, which is a 2-in-1 laptop with a 360-degree hinge. Available in a poppy "Royal Blue" color, the Galaxy Book Flex comes packed with Intel's 10th Gen Core processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. Samsung has also included Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity, a docking S-Pen with enhanced gesture controls, and a fingerprint reader that works with Windows Hello.

The Galaxy Book Ion, meanwhile, is a more traditional laptop form factor that features many of the same specs. You'll get Intel 10th Gen Core processors here, up to NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, and up to 16GB of RAM. There's also a fingerprint reader, up to 1TB of SSD storage with room for another SSD, and Wi-Fi 6 capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy Book Ion with screen open.

Source: Samsung Press Release (Image credit: Source: Samsung Press Release)

Both laptops include Thunderbolt 3 support, along with USB-C on the Flex and USB 3.0 on the Ion. Both also feature a microSD card slot, while the Ion adds an HDMI port to the mix.

Samsung is particularly focused on the displays with these laptops, both of which will be available in 13-inch and 15-inch varieties. The company says the QLED panels on the Flex and Ion pack "vivid" colors, with each coming in at resolutions of 1920 x 1080 and capable of hitting peak brightness levels of 600 nits.

There's no release date or pricing information for the Galaxy Book Ion or Galaxy Book Flex just yet, but we should learn more in the coming months.

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