Which Samsung Galaxy laptops have 5G?

Which Samsung Galaxy laptops have 5G?

There are lots of reasons to want a cellular laptop. It’s more secure than connecting to public Wi-Fi, or maybe you just don’t want to end up on the Starbucks mailing list. Maybe you just want the convenience of being connected to the internet all the time, because you know, it’s 2021, and connecting to the internet shouldn’t be something that you have to think about. If you’re thinking about getting a 5G Samsung Galaxy PC, maybe because it works better with your Galaxy phone and tablet, we’ve got you covered.

Samsung makes a lot of great laptops, but the selection isn’t quite as wide as larger OEMs like HP, Dell, and Lenovo. Here’s what Samsung offers in terms of 5G.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 closed with pen

Samsung’s brand-new Galaxy Book Pro 360 comes with Intel’s new 11th-generation processors, and the 5G model weighs in at just 1.1kg (the Wi-Fi-only model is 1.04kg). It’s thin and light, and it’s a convertible too. That means that you can use it to draw, take handwritten notes, and so on. And since you’re connected to the internet all the time, those handwritten notes will sync to OneNote, even when you’re on the go.

For some reason, all companies seem to hate adding cellular capabilities to 15.6-inch laptops, so 5G is only available in the 13.3-inch model. It also comes with an FHD Super AMOLED display, so you’ll get vibrant colors without the battery drain that comes with UHD. The panels are from Samsung Display, and they even come with UL’s Greenguard Gold certification for low chemical emissions.

    Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360
    Turn heads and turn around your work-life balance with the premium PC that converts to a top-of-the-line tablet. With a redesigned S Pen, a brilliant Super AMOLED screen, the latest Intel 11th Gen Core processor, Intel Evo certification and our latest wi-fi chip, you get the power to flip from getting work done to fun instantly.

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex2 5G

Samsung Galaxy Book Flex 5G featured

That’s right — if the Galaxy Book Pro 360 isn’t up your alley, Samsung has another 5G convertible for you. It’s the Galaxy Book Flex 5G, and this one weighs in at 1.2kg. It comes with 11th-gen processors, an S Pen, and more. There’s even a world-facing camera on the keyboard deck so you can take pictures when using it as a tablet.

    Samsung Galaxy Flex2 5G
    Samsung's first-ever 5G-enabled laptop, the Galaxy Book Flex2 5G comes with a slim chassis along with its own S-Pen that can be stowed right into the laptop, so you don't lose it.

Samsung Galaxy Book Go 5G

Rear view of Samsung Galaxy Book Go on wooden bench

If you’re looking for a sub-three-pound laptop that costs under $350, it’s worth checking out the Samsung Galaxy Book Go. However, you’re going to be paying more for that if you want the 5G model. The Samsung Galaxy Book Go 5G actually costs $799.99, but it packs a lot more than the Wu-Fi only base model. And indeed, it’s one of the least expensive 5G laptops on the market, if not the least expensive 5G laptop.

Instead of a Snapdragon 7c Gen 2, it comes with a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, a much more premium ARM processor. It also comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage instead of 4GB RAM and 128GB of storage, so the laptop isn’t hobbled by a lack of memory. On top of the more powerful chipset, double the RAM, and double the storage, it comes with 5G connectivity. That means that you’re seamlessly connected to the internet all the time.

    Samsung Galaxy Book Go 5G
    The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is one of the least expensive 5G laptops on the market, and it packs a Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage.

That’s it for now when it comes to Samsung Galaxy 5G laptops, but it does have several 4G LTE laptops. Since all Intel-powered 5G laptops are sub-6GHz only, there’s not a big difference between 4G LTE and 5G speeds in the U.S. The following laptops have cellular connectivity, but it’s 4G LTE.

Samsung Galaxy Book Pro

Samsung Galaxy family

You might have wondered why only the Galaxy Book Pro 360 was mentioned when referring to 5G laptops. Interestingly, Samsung decided to put 5G in the convertible, but it only put 4G LTE in the clamshell. And once again, it’s only in the 13.3-inch model.

This one weighs in at an incredible 0.88kg, and it’s 11.2mm thin. Samsung didn’t compromise on the processors though, as it’s using Intel’s 11th-generation UP3 chips, up to a Core i7 and including Iris Xe graphics. It comes in Mystic Silver, Mystic Blue, and Mystic Pink Gold.

    Samsung Galaxy Book Pro
    PC power that’s smartphone thin. Our lightest Galaxy Book yet gives you a powerful Intel 11th Gen Core processor, Intel Evo certification, an advanced AMOLED screen and comes equipped with our latest wi-fi chip. Finish important projects, download huge files fast or watch movies in brilliant color. Discover the perfect mix of portability and productivity.

Samsung Galaxy Book S

Samsung Galaxy Book S

Samsung’s Galaxy Book S is also a 4G LTE PC, and it packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx chipset. At its thickest point, it’s 11.6mm thin, but at its thinnest point, it’s just 6.1mm. It’s the kind of thin and light design that you’d expect from an ARM processor. What’s also nice about the Qualcomm chip is that 4G LTE comes standard; with Intel processors, you have to pay a premium. There is an Intel Lakefield model as well, which is Wi-Fi only.

    Samsung Galaxy Book S
    Samsung's Galaxy Book S is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops around, and with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor, 4G LTE comes standard.

Samsung has been a Windows on ARM partner for two generations, first with the Galaxy Book2 and now with the Galaxy Book S. It’s moving forward with the platform, but it’s also introducing cellular connectivity to more of its laptops. That includes the Galaxy Book2 Flex 5G and the Galaxy Book Pro, both of which are Intel-powered.

If you want to explore more, check out our lists of best 5G laptops and best 4G LTE laptops.

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Rich Woods
Rich Woods

Managing Editor for XDA Computing. I've been covering tech from smartphones to PCs since 2013. If you see me at a trade show, come say hi and let me ask you weird questions about why you use the tech you use.