Does the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro support 5G?
Samsung recently announced the Galaxy Book 2 Pro family of Windows laptops, and it’s packing a few improvements, specifically upgrading to intel’s 12th-generation P-series processors. We were big fans of the Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G last year, but does the Galaxy Book Pro 2 also come with 5G support? Well, yes and no, depending on where you are and the size you want.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy Book Pro 2 will feature some configurations with 5G support, but only in the 15.6-inch model, and only in certain markets. And those markets don’t include the United States, unfortunately. As for the Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360, it doesn’t look like 5G is supported in any configuration. This is odd considering last year only the 360 model had 5G, but it looks like the opposite is happening this time.
Some Galaxy Book models still have 5G
If you need a laptop with 5G connectivity and you’re a big fan of Samsung’s devices, Samsung will continue to have some options available for you. You can still buy last year’s Galaxy Book Pro 360 5G, which is a fantastic device as you can read in our review. If you don’t need the super-premium specs, there’s also the Samsung Galaxy Book Go 5G, which is an Arm-powered laptop that also includes 5G support. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, so it’s still a solid experience. They’re some of the best Samsung laptops you can buy today.
If you don’t need 5G speeds, Samsung also has the Galaxy Book 2 Business, a model specifically made for business users. This laptop comes with LTE support… as long as you’re in Europe. Indeed, it doesn’t look like Samsung is interested in giving US customers new cellular-enabled options this year. You’ll need to stick to last year’s models if you see value in that.
It’s certainly possible that Samsung will roll out 5G-enabled versions of its new laptops later in the year, but so far, that hasn’t been mentioned.
If you still want to buy the Galaxy Book 2 Pro without 5G, you can pre-order it right now, and it’ll start shipping on April 1st. If you do want a laptop with 5G support, check out our roundup of the best 5G laptops. Otherwise, you can take a look at the best laptops in general to see what else is out there.