Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2021 had a very clear focus: modern mobile-first users

April 30, 2021

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2021, their third of the year, teased ‘the most powerful’ Galaxy device.   At the event, Samsung showcased a series of laptops designed to bring the mobile and PC experience closer together.

Based on the enhanced Galaxy ecosystem, Galaxy Book Pro and Book Pro 360 work seamlessly with your other Galaxy and IoT devices, making workflow and entertainment across devices smoother—and making life easier. As a staple for the Galaxy Book Pro series, Samsung embraced open collaboration, working with industry-leading partners Intel and Microsoft, to build a new approach to mobile computing, where smartphones and PCs work together flawlessly across operating systems and never sacrifice performance for portability.

The Galaxy Book Pro series is tailor-made for today’s multi-device world, backed by a vast ecosystem of connected devices and services that elevate your productivity, creativity, and entertainment.

Galaxy Book Pro 360 and Galaxy Book Pro were designed around the needs and routines of modern mobile-first users, designed to make your day-to-day experience simpler, smoother, and more intuitive than ever before. These PCs are Samsung’s most mobile Galaxy Books yet, with Galaxy Book Pro 13-inch weighing just 0.87kg, and measuring just 11.2mm thin. The compactness doesn’t come at the expense of durability, either. They are built with military-grade durability with 6000-series aluminum, the same alloy trusted by leading aerospace manufacturers around the world.

With fast and secure LTE4 and 5G5 support, you can turn any location into a mobile office, theater, or conference room—without interruption. Plus, the Galaxy Book Pro series is Wi-Fi 6E Ready, so you will be able to enjoy more bandwidth and a faster 6GHz internet connection at home or in the office.

Battery life is crucial to mobility, and the new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are built to keep you going through the day. With long-lasting battery, you’ll rarely have to worry about pausing the task at hand to track down an outlet. But if you do need to charge up in a pinch, Galaxy Book Pro series supports 65W Fast Charging, so you can top off the device quickly with a USB Type-C adapter.

Equipped with cutting-edge hardware, the Galaxy Book Pro series is built to take your entertainment to the next level. These are Samsung’s first-ever Windows PCs with Super AMOLED displays, meaning this leading technology is now available across the entire mobile portfolio—from smartwatches and smartphones, to tablets and PCs. The display is Eye Care-certified by SGS8 producing less blue light emissions than standard LCDs to help your eyes stay fresh during your next binge watch after work. Intelligent Color Engine will automatically fine-tune your color space depending on the task at hand. Movies and games will appear vivid and intense in DCI-P3 or AMOLED Native color profiles; and for tasks like photo editing, where you want your pictures to look true-to-life, the Galaxy Book Pro series will automatically optimize the color.

All that beautiful content is complemented by crisp sound from AKG speakers. By turning on Dolby Atmos, you can experience even more immersive sound.

The Galaxy Book Pro Series is powered by next-generation hardware, including an 11th Gen Intel Core processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics. The Galaxy Book Pro series is verified to the Intel Evo platform, signifying an industry-leading balance of power, immersive graphics, always-on connectivity and long-lasting battery life. The Intelligent Performance Manager also deftly adapts to your computer position, environment, and system load. Automatically modulating fan noise, temperature, and battery usage, it will balance performance and power consumption to deliver a smooth experience that lasts all day so you can say bye to lag and multitask seamlessly with ease.

The Galaxy Book Pro series is packed with performance-boosting features that make daily work more productive and enjoyable. The reengineered Pro Keyboard includes a scissor mechanism that increases your speed and comfort with wide keys and rubber domes to provide a satisfying 1mm of travel length in near silence. The keyboard is paired with a 23 percent larger touchpad for more room to scroll through websites or pinch to zoom into details. Quick Search software can search documents for key words quickly so you spend less time digging through your folders.

With Studio mode, you can enjoy video call environments that help you look as you prefer regardless of your setting. Intelligent Noise Cancelling, which eliminates ambient noise from your microphone, you’ll be seen and heard with clarity. With Screen Recorder and Samsung Studio Plus, you can also make the next viral gameplay tutorial by recording your screen in combination with your voice and polish your video with easy editing tools.

Galaxy Book Pro 360 comes with an upgraded S Pen12 right in the box—now 2.5x thicker for a more true-to-life writing experience. Sketch freely in the preloaded Clip Studio Paint, which offers professionally styled brush options that mimic real-world creations, or create time-lapse videos of your latest sketch and share with a community of creators with PENUP.

The Galaxy Book Pro series also doubles as the ultimate smart home hub with seamless SmartThings integration. With the SmartThings app incorporated in PCs for the first time on the Galaxy Book Pro series, turn off the lights, change the temperature, or even start kitchen appliances—all from your couch. With SmartThings Find, quickly locate Bluetooth-paired Galaxy smartphones, tablets or wearables, and never fear losing a device again. With complete Samsung Galaxy ecosystem integration, the Galaxy Book Pro series is now the ultimate link between your devices, fully connecting your digital world.

The Galaxy Book Pro 360 will be available in Mystic Navy, Mystic Silver, and Mystic Bronze color options. The Galaxy Book Pro will be available in Mystic Blue, Mystic Silver, and Mystic Pink Gold.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.