Samsung’s 5G laptop is heading to the UK

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Book Flex2 5G is arriving in the UK with a starting price of £1649. 

The Galaxy Book Flex2 5G is the sequel to Samsung’s 2-in-1 laptop, featuring a 360-degree hinge and bundled S-Pen stylus so you can use it as a makeshift sketchpad as well as a conventional laptop. 

The new 2021 model sees – as its name suggests – 5G support so you can continue your web browsing away from the reach of your Wi-Fi network. 

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Such wireless freedom is thanks to the integrated Intel’s 11th Gen Intel Core (aka Tiger Lake) processor, which also gives the laptop a speed boost for everything from basic web browsing to running more demanding apps. The Galaxy Book Flex2 5G also features up to 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD storage and Wi-Fi 6 support for improved connectivity with compatible routers. 

What’s more, the integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics enables the laptops to dabble with both entry-level content creation and gaming, despite the 2-in-1 laptop weighing a dainty 1.26kg. 

Samsung has retained the same 13.3-inch Full HD QLED touchscreen display as its predecessor. That’s certainly no bad thing, as we raved about the ‘gorgeous’ display in our Samsung Galaxy Book Flex review from 2020. 

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Samsung has also slapped a ‘world-facing’ 13MP camera onto the laptop’s lid. This is a bizarre move for a laptop, but Samsung suggests it will be useful for taking snapshots of notes and recipes. Don’t worry, there’s also a front-facing 720p camera for video chats built into the laptop. 

The Samsung Book Flex2 5G i5 Intel Core model will be available for £1649 from 12th February, while the more powerful Intel Core i7 configuration will be priced at £1849.

Samsung has confirmed that pre-orders start today, with those who decide to commit themselves to the new laptop before the 28th January bagging an additional 12 months of warranty. 

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