According to a Yonhap News report, Samsung is set to announce its Galaxy Book 4 on December 15, just a day after the anticipated launch of Intel’s Meteor Lake CPUs on December 14. The report suggests that Samsung’s keen interest in Meteor Lake stems from its advanced AI hardware, which the company plans to leverage through the use of its ‘Samsung Gauss’ large language model (LLM).
The Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Book 4 Series
The report in the Korean language specifies that the Galaxy Book 4 will be equipped with Intel Core Ultra processors, representing the higher-end variants of Meteor Lake CPUs designed to replace the Core i5, i7, and i9 series. Given that the current Galaxy Book 3 devices incorporate up to a Core i7, it is speculated that Samsung might predominantly rely on Core Ultra 7 chips, such as the Core Ultra 7 155H. However, considering the Galaxy Book 3 Ultra offers a Core i9, there’s also the possibility of Samsung utilizing the Core Ultra 9 185H or a similar chip.
While the announcement is expected on December 15, the precise release date for the Galaxy Book 4 remains uncertain. Speculation suggests a launch either at the end of December or in early January, with the possibility of an unveiling at CES in the first week of January.
Samsung’s enthusiasm for Meteor Lake revolves around the chip’s AI capabilities. The SoC tile of Meteor Lake includes a neural processing unit (NPU) capable of enhancing the performance of Samsung’s Gauss large language model. Although Gauss is slated to debut in the Galaxy S24 smartphone early next year, the Galaxy Book 4 could potentially be the first device to showcase this innovative technology.
Yonhap’s report also indicates that LG and HP are working on Meteor Lake laptops. While it’s not surprising, these companies are reportedly “weighing the timing,” suggesting that they may not be as swift to market as Samsung. There’s a possibility that LG and HP might only announce or launch their devices in 2024, in contrast to Samsung’s more immediate plans. Leakage information so far has highlighted Dell, Asus, and Acer laptops utilizing Meteor Lake chips, but details for HP and LG are yet to surface.