On April 28, 2021, Samsung launched its new laptop lineup which consists of Galaxy Book Pro, Galaxy Book Pro 360, Galaxy Book, and Galaxy Book Odyssey. The all-new Galaxy Book and Book Odyssey are developed for everything from everyday use to heavy-duty gaming and B2B usage
The latest Galaxy Book and Galaxy Book Odyssey make it easy for you to harness your PC with optimized flexibility and mobility as they not only highlight innovative Galaxy ecosystem connectivity and continuity features but also comes with a slim and light form factor, expandable storage, and powerful graphics capabilities.
Galaxy Book Specs
Samsung Galaxy Book will be available to purchase in different storage options such as 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 512GB of built-in NVMe SSD storage. It comes with a 15.6-inch diagonal and an FHD (1920 by 1080) resolution. Moreover, it packs a 54Wh battery and can rechargeable with 65W USB-C Super Charger.
Galaxy Book Odyssey Specs
Unlike the Galaxy Book, the entry-level version of the Galaxy Book Odyssey comes with an 8GB of DDR4x RAM, while the premium variant features 16GB or 32GB RAM. Furthermore, this laptop includes a pro-grade keyboard, fingerprint reader embedded into the power button, Dolby Atmos audio, stereo speakers, large trackpad, and more.
Take a look at the infographics below to learn more about these powerful and portable new Galaxy Book devices.
Galaxy Book Odyssey
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Samsung SmartThings announces Partner Early Access Program for Matter developers
This new standard promises to integrate smart home products, which allow devices to work together regardless of their branding or smart assistant compatibility. Samsung also says that partners can also use the SmartThings app for seamless onboarding of their devices.
Dozens of companies including Aeotec, Aqara, Eve Systems, Leedarson, Nanoleaf, Netatmo, Sengled, Wemo, WiZ, and Yale will now be able to test their devices for Matter interoperability with Hub-enabled devices and SmartThings integration (via – Samsung).
These companies manufacture IoT devices such as smart light switches and lightbulbs, motion and contact sensors, smart door locks, and others.
Further, Matter is an industry-standard for IoT devices created by more than 180 companies. Meanwhile, the Partner Early Access Program has created tremendous near-term excitement for SmartThings and select companies.
It reflects the increasing demand for more interoperable, flexible, and private, smart home solutions that have the power to make mass smart home adoption a not-so-far reality.
Samsung’s smartphones, tablets, TVs, and Family Hub appliances will support the Matter standard through the integration of the SmartThings hub that will allow users to enjoy these connected smart devices without needing a separate hub.
Samsung to face legal actions for not providing in-box chargers
The new generation of smartphones has the ability to charge wirelessly, due to which Samsung has stopped providing chargers with its flagship smartphones. Meanwhile, customers don’t like this and are taking legal action against the company.
Following the report by the Ministry of Justice in Brazil, more than 900 Procon groups have teamed up to take legal action against Samsung and Apple for not providing charging adapters with new smartphones.
They are asking for an in-box charging adapter considering how high the smartphones cost. And, if the companies do not agree to settle the matter outside court, these Brazilian customers could file a formal lawsuit against them.
If the report is filed, Samsung and Apple will have to pay BRL26 million ($5.13). However, it is not clear whether these costs are combined or if the two will have to pay BRL 26 million separately.
The new report further claims that Apple already paid a fine of BRL 10.5 million ($2.07) to the Procon of Sao Paulo. Whereas, the Korean tech giant was also fined in Fortaleza.
Apple decided not to send in-box chargers with iPhone 12 series in 2020 and cited environmental reasons for its decision. Samsung on the other hand took this opportunity and copied it.
It is worth mentioning that not only the flagship but Samsung is also not sending the chargers with mid-range phones, the recently launched Galaxy A53 is an example.
Check out everything you may have missed from Samsung at ISE 2022!
This year, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) is back in full force, making a resilient comeback after its first exit as a mixed model in 2021. Taking place at Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain, ISE 2022 was attended by key players from the global audiovisual industry.
Additionally, Samsung showcased its latest awards with industry-leading exhibitions and innovations. If you missed the show this year, keep reading to know what Samsung might have missed at ISE 2022.
Samsung ISE 2022
At ISE 2022, Samsung introduces its concept of ‘Business Reimagined’ to professionals around the world. As major changes take place in the way businesses operate and plan on a daily basis, Samsung has demonstrated how its wide range of commercial display technology can help improve the customer and employee experience, no matter how personal you are.
- Reimagining Business for the Hybrid WorldMaking a Bold Statement With The Wall
- Enhancing the Hybrid Classroom Through Seamless Collaboration With Flip Pro
- Flexible Outdoor Signage Perfectly Suited for QSR and EV Charging Stations
- Leading Design in Display Technology Design
In addition to being recognized for its latest display technology, Samsung has recently been honored with two design awards by iF Design, one of the most prestigious design organizations in the world.
Samsung’s Signage Setup Assistant app was recognized by iF Design largely for its efficient and time-saving installation of the LED screen sector, while the company’s Micro LED display was recognized for its all-screen design and simplicity.
For those who want to learn more about Samsung’s latest display technology solutions, be sure to check out The ISE 2022 Virtual Experience site and stay connected to the Samsung Global Newsroom for all the latest news.