September 3 It’s a big day for Intel. The company unveiled its 11th-generation Tiger Lake mobile processor, and also announced its latest badge of honor for laptops: the Intel Evo brand, based on last year’s Project Athena program. And in partnership with Samsung, the company introduced its first Evo-compliant 5G laptop: the Galaxy Book Flex 5G.
Weighing 1.26 kg, the Flex 5G is Samsung’s first 5G laptop and comes in a lightweight “Royal Silver” finish. It can be equipped with a 13.3-inch 1920×1080 display, up to 16GB of RAM, 69.7Wh battery, and up to 512GB solid-state drive. There’s also a 13-megapixel camera, a built-in S Pen, and support for a backlit keyboard.
The Flex 5G is be powered by Intel’s new Tiger Lake family of Core i5 or Core i7. Chris Walker, Intel’s vice president, and general manager of mobile client platforms said the new chips will bring unprecedented performance and energy efficiency to a thin and light system like the Flex 5G.
Intel’s Evo standard has more stringent requirements, requiring Tiger Lake processors and systems that last more than nine hours in “real-world” battery tests, including Chrome, the G Suite, Microsoft Office 365, YouTube, and other mobile devices and Zoom use. It also needs to be able to wake up from sleep in less than a second and support fast charging, as well as Wi-Fi 6 and Intel’s new Thunderbolt 4 standard. Samsung has not announced a price or release date for the Galaxy Book Flex 5G.
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G Specifications
- 11th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with Iris Xe graphics
- Up to 16GB of LPDDR4x memory
- Up to 512GB of NVMe SSD storage and microSD card slot
- 13.3-inch 1,920×1,080-pixel touchscreen display
- Wi-Fi 6 (Gig Plus) with optional 5G (Sub6) LTE
- Bluetooth 5.1
- Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, USB-A, HDMI and 3.5mm combo jack