Recently, we witnessed a massive leak of the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra laptop that revealed everything about the device including its specs, design, and price. Now a similar leak of the lower variants of the upcoming Samsung laptops – Galaxy Book 3, Book 3 360, Book 3 Pro, and Book 3 Pro 360 emerges.
Winfuture has appeared with all the key information about these upcoming laptops and their design. As per the information, the devices will look similar to their predecessor, however, there are some notable specs and features upgrades.
Galaxy Book 3, Book 3 360:
Going by the new information, the Samsung Galaxy Book 3 will feature a 15-inch 60Hz display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. Whereas, the Galaxy Book 3 Pro will come in two display sizes, such as 13-inch and 15-inch, and will feature a 120Hz refresh rate.
Moreover, the base model will be available in three processor variants, including Intel Core i3-1315U, Intel Core i5-1335U, and Intel Core i7-1355U. And, its 360 models will feature Intel Core i5-1340P and Intel Core i7-1360P chipset versions.
Both devices will equip 8GB and 16GB LPDDR4X RAM in addition to 256GB and 512GB internal storage. Meanwhile, Book 3 sports a 54 Wh Li-Ion battery whereas, the Book 3 360 13-inch is equipped with a 61 Wh Li-Ion battery and the 15-inch version features a 68 Wh Li-Ion battery.
Moreover, the devices run Windows 11 software as well as have so many Galaxy-specific features. For connections, there will be WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, MicroSDXC, 3,5mm Klinke, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, and HDMI.
Galaxy Book 3 Pro, Book 3 Pro 360:
While the Galaxy Book 3 Pro 360 features a 16-inch screen, the Book 3 Pro offers two display variants – 14-inch and 16-inch. Both support a 120Hz refresh rate, 2880 x 1800 pixels resolution, HDR 500, and 400 nits brightness.
There will be two processor versions of both the laptops, such as Intel Core i5-1340P and the Intel Core i7-1360P. These are paired with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB internal storage.
In addition to these, the 14-inch version of the laptop supports a 63Wh Li-Ion battery and the 16-inch variant has a 76Wh Li-Ion battery. Both devices drive the latest Windows 11 software.
Lastly, they feature WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, MicroSDXC, 3,5mm Klinke, 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x USB A 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, and HDMI for connectivity.
Besides these specs, the latest leak further claims that Samsung Galaxy Book 3 Pro 14-inch version will be priced at 1749 euros (~ USD 1,901) and the 16-inch version will cost 1949 euros (~ USD 2,119).
Samsung to launch Galaxy Book 4 series on December 15
Samsung is reportedly planning to unveil its next-generation Galaxy Book 4 series of premium laptops on December 15, ahead of its usual launch schedule. This new laptop series is expected to consist of four models including Book 4, Book 4 Pro, Book 4 Ultra, Book 4 360, and Book 4 Pro 360.
The Galaxy Book 3 series was launched in February this year, and the Galaxy Book 4 series was expected to follow suit next year. However, according to a report by Yonhap News, Samsung may have decided to launch the new laptops earlier to showcase its advanced capabilities.
In the past few weeks, some details about these laptops have leaked online, which suggest that these devices will feature powerful processors, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 1TB of SSD storage, and various display sizes and resolutions.
Samsung has not confirmed the launch date or the specifications of the Galaxy Book 4 series, so we will have to wait and see if the rumors are true.
TSMC to produce 3nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4: No talks w/ Samsung
Qualcomm may stick with TSMC for the 3nm Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 processor’s production next year. Earlier, the company was rumored to shift to a multi-foundry strategy, but it won’t happen next year. Samsung also has some 3nm clients, but no flagship product has been ordered.
According to China Times, Qualcomm and MediaTek plan to use the second-gen TSMC 3nm process to fabricate Snapdragon 8 Gen 4 and Dimensity 9400. The new N3E tech offers performance and efficiency improvements over the N3B, which is used in Apple’s A17 Pro.
Reports suggest that the Taiwanese chip manufacturer is producing 60,000 to 70,000 wafers per month using its 3nm process. This number is expected to rise to 100,000 wafers by the end of next year. As of now, 5% of its revenue comes from its 3nm process, which will rise to 10% next year.
Samsung to produce 5nm AI chips for Rebellions
South Korea-based AI fabless startup, Rebellions, is gearing up for mass production of data center-specific artificial intelligence (AI) chips using Samsung Foundry’s EUV (extreme ultraviolet ) process at the 5nm level.
BusinessKorea reports that Rebellions completed a mass production contract last week with SEMIFIVE for the Samsung 5-nm AI semiconductor ATOM, with mass production set to commence early next year.
ATOM is known for its industry-leading graphics processing unit (GPU) performance and up to 3.4 times greater energy efficiency compared to equivalent neural network processors (NPU).
Particularly notable is ATOM’s performance in the Global Benchmark, where it outperformed competitors like Nvidia and Qualcomm by 1.4 to 3 times, sparking significant interest.
Earlier this year, Rebellions produced prototypes of ATOM through Samsung Foundry’s “Multi-Project Wafer Service,” which prints various types of semiconductors on a single wafer.
Rebellions is also strengthening its collaboration with Samsung, co-developing the next-gen semiconductor Rebel, specialized for Large Language Models (LLM), which is being developed using Samsung Foundry’s 4-nm process.