Samsung announces Galaxy laptops coming to Canada in June

by W. Andrew Powell
Samsung Galaxy Book Flex

Here’s some good news for anyone ready for a laptop upgrade, especially Samsung users. Samsung will launch their Galaxy series laptops in Canada on June 5, including the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex, and Galaxy Book Ion.

The company will also launch the Galaxy Book S in Canada later this year.

The company announced the news in online sessions with journalists earlier this week. This is the first time that Samsung laptops will be available for sale in Canada in a number of years, and the lineup is as impressive as their Galaxy phones.

The laptops are also made to work with your Galaxy device, including new features for synchronizing photos and videos, screen mirroring, messaging, and Samsung DeX for PC.

The three laptops cover just about any user, and feature sound by AKG, Wi-Fi 6, bright screens for use indoors or out, the latest Intel Core processors, and battery life from 17 to 22 hours, depending on the model.

Samsung Galaxy Book S
Samsung Galaxy Book S

On the more affordable side, 13.3″ Galaxy Book S is a light, thin, touchscreen laptop, with enough power to cover students and light users. The laptop can be configured with up to 512 GB of internal memory, it’s only 11.8 mm at the thickest point, and at the lightest setup is just 950 grams.

Galaxy Book Ion is the work-and-play laptop, for anyone that needs a machine for spreadsheets or movies, while still coming in on-budget, and with a QLED screen. The 15.6″ version of the Galaxy Book Ion also includes an additional SSD and DDDR4 RAM slot for the ultimate performance and upgrade options.

And then there’s the powerful, QLED, touchscreen, 2-in-1 Galaxy Book Flex. Available in an incredible Royal Blye and featuring the S Pen that can be stored in the laptop, similar to the Note line of Samsung phones, the laptop looks gorgeous, with very functional specs for creative types.

While you can use the S Pen to draw, take notes, or to replace a mouse, I also love that the S Pen includes Air Actions, so you can control slide shows or volume without touching the laptop.

On both the Book Ion and Flex, you can wirelessly charge Qi-enabled devices through the trackpad, and you can upgrade the RAM or add more storage space with a MicroSD card.

Both laptops come in 13.3″ or 15.6″ designs, and also feature a ultralight magnesium body, while the Book S has an aluminum body.

Pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Book laptops started today at major retailers across Canada, and the laptops will be available on June 5.

The Galaxy Book Ion will be available starting at $1,699 for the 13.3″ 8 GB/256 GB model, while the Galaxy Book Flex pricing starts at $2,199 for the 13.3-inch 8 GB/512 GB model.

When the Galaxy Book S launches in Canada, the laptop will retail for $1,299.

While U.S. models supported LTE, that option won’t be available in Canada.

Stay tuned for our review.


Samsung Galaxy Flex 13.3″ / 15.6″

Windows 10 Home
11.91″ x 7.99″ x 0.51″ / 13.98″ x 8.94″ x 0.59″
2.56 lbs / 3.35 lbs
10th Generation Intel® Core Processor (Ice Lake)
Intel® Iris Plus Graphics
8 GB / 16 GB RAM
256 GB (NVMe) / 512 GB SDD (NVMe) storage
Fingerprint sensor
69.7Wh typical battery
Thunderbolt 3 (2), USB-C (1), UFS/MicroSD Combo, HP/Mic

Galaxy Book Ion 13.3″ / 15.6″

Windows 10 Home
12.04″ x 7.87″ x 0.51″ / 14.02″ x 8.98″ x 0.59″
2.14 lbs / 2.62 lbs
10th Generation Intel Core™ Processor (Comet Lake)
Intel UHD Graphics
512 GB storage
WLAN Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2
Camera / Mic 720p HD / Dual Array Mic 720p HD / Dual Array Mic
Fingerprint sensor
69.7Wh typical battery
Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.0 (2), HDMI, UFS/MicroSD Combo, HP/Mic

Galaxy Book S 13.3″

Mercury Gray or Earthy Gold
Windows 10 Home
305.2 mm x 203.2 mm x 6.2 mm ~ 11.8 mm
950 grams
Intel Core processor with Intel Hybrid Technology
Intel UHD Graphics
256GB/512GB eUFS
Fingerprint Sensor
42Wh typical battery
2 USB-C, 1 Headphone out/mic-in Combo, MicroSD Multi-media Card Reader

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