Samsung’s Galaxy Book4 Edge Snapdragon X laptops leak — just ahead of Microsoft’s special event

Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge (Pro)
(Image credit: WinFuture)

Images of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Book4 Edge (Pro) laptops have leaked. German tech site WinFuture claims the new Samsung laptops will launch shortly packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon X chips, which deliver the potent Nuvia CPU cores to the PC platform. Additionally, all the screen images of the new Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge (Pro) devices showcase a colorful new Windows 11 ‘Bloom’ wallpaper variant.

Samsung will initially sell three variants of the Galaxy Book4 Edge, according to the source. These will be as follows:

  • Galaxy Book4 Edge 14-inch
  • Galaxy Book4 Edge 16-inch
  • Galaxy Book4 Edge Pro 16-inch

The above laptops look very similar, with the same rounded corners and Arctic Blue finish, but externally all we can see that sets them apart are the Num Pads and MicroSD card slots present on the 16-inch models.

Port selection is probably acceptable for such thin devices, with a full-size HDMI, two USB Type-C ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack. As we mentioned, the 16-inch models also include a MicroSD card slot.

(Image credit: WinFuture)

Samsung will use 3K AMOLED panels throughout the Galaxy Book4 Edge range, indicates the source. Brightness levels of >400nits aren’t expected from these panels, but the AMOLED technology should deliver great contrast, as usual, bumping up readability in bright environments.

WinFuture muses over potential different RAM configurations, and the regular and Pro models might vary in this regard, as well as the Snapdragon X (Elite or Plus) variant inside. Expect a minimum of 16GB of RAM. Sadly, that’s all we have regarding tech specs, for now.

Samsung isn’t expected to target the budget market with the new Galaxy Book4 Edge (Pro) devices. WinFuture reckons buyers will have to part with “around 1,800 euros,” to get one of these new Snapdragon X-powered laptops, which is $1,960 at today’s exchange rate, ignoring variables like VAT.

(Image credit: WinFuture)

Lastly, check out the colorful new version of the Windows 11 Bloom (light) wallpaper these Samsung images show off. If this isn’t something of Samsung’s making, we might have caught a glimpse of a revamped Windows 11 default wallpaper design(s). Hopefully, there will be at least one more wallpaper, a dark background version.

Microsoft is teasing an event on Monday, May 20 with a Windows Copilot logo making a splash. We could likely see a full and proper reveal of these Samsung laptops, and many others, at the event. We also hope for more details regarding the Snapdragon X series, Windows on Arm refinements, Windows AI demos, product pricing and availability, and more.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • Findecanor
    Eww.. It has a Copilot key. Count me out.
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  • The Hardcard
    Findecanor said:
    Eww.. It has a Copilot key. Count me out.
    You will have to count yourself out of nearly the entire new Windows laptop market. I wonder if Microsoft will even allow Windows to be preloaded without the Copilot key.
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    WinFuture reckons buyers will have to part with “around 1,800 euros,” to get one of these new Snapdragon X-powered laptops, which is $1,960 at today’s exchange rate, ignoring variables like VAT.

    They can have them for that price.


    Eww.. It has a Copilot key. Count me out.

    Remap it, or disable Copilot completely if you don't use it, like Bixby/Google Assistant/Siri.
    Reply
  • ThomasKinsley
    I'll have to take a look at these in person when I can.
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  • Pierce2623
    The Hardcard said:
    You will have to count yourself out of nearly the entire new Windows laptop market. I wonder if Microsoft will even allow Windows to be preloaded without the Copilot key.
    You can have windows without a copilot key but it doesn’t qualify as an “AI computer”
    Reply
  • cknobman
    If they want over $1800 for these then they will be DOA, as they should be.

    Make them affordable or GTFO
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  • Findecanor
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    Remap it, or disable Copilot completely if you don't use it, like Bixby/Google Assistant/Siri.
    The question is: how many hoops would you have to jump through to do that? And will it even be possible in the long run?

    Remapping the Office key required killing the Explorer process, mapping the key combo and then restarting Explorer.
    Will the remap hack survive the next software update, or will it be automatically disabled?
    How long before such hacks would be classified as malware by antivirus software?
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  • Notton
    cknobman said:
    If they want over $1800 for these then they will be DOA, as they should be.

    Make them affordable or GTFO
    Galaxy books have never been cheap.
    There are cheaper options from different makers, but sadly none of them offer a sub US$1000 option.
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