Samsung Announces Galaxy Book3 Ultra with 3K AMOLED Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU

The FPS Review may receive a commission if you purchase something after clicking a link in this article.

Image: Samsung

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Book3 Ultra, a new addition to the company’s premium PC lineup that promises ultra-high computing performance, featuring the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, and a 16-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display that offers 3K (2880 x 1800) resolution. The Galaxy Book3 Ultra will be available starting February 22, while the Galaxy Book3 Pro and Galaxy Book3 Pro 360, two other models that were announced today, will be available in select markets starting on February 17.

“Today, we’re seeing an increasing number of people using multiple devices to perform efficiently. These new workflows are made possible thanks to our open and extensive Galaxy ecosystem,” said TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “The latest Galaxy Book3 series further enriches our connected offerings. It is tailor-made for Galaxy enthusiasts looking for ultra-high computing performance and seamless connected Galaxy experiences to maximize their productivity and creativity.”

Galaxy Book3 Ultra Specifications

Dimensions*355.4 x 250.4 x 16.5mm * Accuracy of numbers may vary depending on measurements used. Height may vary depending on manufacturing process.
Weight*1.79kg * Weights may vary depending on manufacturing process.
OS*Windows 11 * Availability may vary by region and carrier. Experience may vary by devices.
Display*16-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X (16:10 ratio), 400nits, Adaptive 120Hz Refresh Rate (48 – 120hz), 120% Color volume (DCI-P3), 3K (2880 x 1800) * 400nits (Typ), 500nits (HDR) -VESA HDR 500 authentication, HDR Contents only.
CPU​* (Platform)13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i9 (Intel® EVO™) * CPU specifications may vary depending on model, country or region.
Graphic*NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 Laptop GPU / NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU
Connectivity* (WLAN)Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11 ax 2×2, Bluetooth v5.1 * Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier and user environment. Wi-Fi 6E availability may vary due to OS version, country, location, network conditions and other factors. Wi-Fi 6E wireless network routers required and sold separately.
Memory*16GB/32GB (LPDDR5) * Availability may vary by devices.
Storage*512GB/1TB SSD (PCIe) + expansion slot * Availability may vary by devices.
Camera/MicFHD 1080p / Studio-quality Dual Mic
Audio (Speakers)AKG Quad Speaker (Woofer Max 5Wx2, Tweeter 2Wx2), Smart Amp, Dolby Atmos®
Keyboard*3-row Numeric, Island Type with Backlit * Keyboard layout may vary by market.
Battery*​76Wh​ (Typical) * Typical value tested under third-party laboratory conditions. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated capacity is 4757mAh/73.8Wh.
Charging*100W USB Type-C Adaptor * Adaptor can power Galaxy devices that use USB Type-C port. Charger specification may vary by model and regions.
Authentication (Security)*Secured-core PC, Fingerprint​ on Power Key * Secured-core PCs require specific configuration by the user to fully enable the highest level of protection against attacks. To use Windows Hello requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
Ports*Thunderbolt™ 4 (2), USB Type-A (1), HDMI 2.0, microSD, Headphone/Mic * Actual speed of USB may vary depending on user environment.
SolutionGalaxy Eco (Phone-Tab-PC-Wearable): Samsung Multi Control*, Second Screen**, Expert RAW (Auto Share)***, Quick Share & Private Share****, Phone Link*****, Samsung Pass****** * Samsung Multi Control requires updated phones with One UI 5.1, tablets with One UI 4.1 or higher versions and works on Galaxy Book series devices released in 2021 or later with either Samsung Settings v1.5 (Intel) or Samsung Settings v3.3 (ARM). Some models may have limited feature support.
** Second screen requires Galaxy Tab S7, S7+ and S7 FE with One UI 3.1 or higher, and S8, S8+ and S8 Ultra. PCs with Wireless Display and Windows 10 v.2004 or higher are required.
*** Expert RAW must be downloaded separately from the Galaxy Store, for free, before use. Expert RAW app is available on Galaxy S23 series (S23 Ultra, S23+, S23), Galaxy S22 Series (S22 Ultra/S22+/S22), S21 Ultra, S20 Ultra, Z Fold4, Z Fold3, Z Fold2, Note 20 Ultra.
**** Available on Samsung Galaxy smartphone with One UI 2.1 or later versions installed. Quick Share uses Bluetooth Low Energy and Wi-Fi Direct. The transferable type, number, capacity and expiry date of files as well as the number of simultaneous file shares in Private Share may be limited.
***** Phone Link requires linking a Samsung Galaxy smartphone to a Windows PC through Link to Windows app on phone and Phone Link app on PC and following the set-up prompts, including being signed into the same Microsoft account.
****** Samsung Pass requires TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 and above, Windows 10 version 1903 or higher, Windows Hello. Available devices and browsers may subject to change.

From a Samsung press release:

The Galaxy Book3 Ultra features the latest 13th Gen Intel Corei9 processor, making it the fastest Galaxy Book to date, as well as the NVIDIA RTX GeForce 4070 Laptop GPU, providing studio-grade graphics to enhance both creative projects and the gaming experience. For the first time, Samsung’s Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display — first used in the Galaxy premium smartphone lineup display — is featured in the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and Pro series. Its 3K (2880×1800) resolution shows incredibly fine detail, and the adaptive 120Hz refresh rate offers a smooth and slick viewing experience. The display is also VESA ClearMR and DisplayHDR TRUE BLACK 500 certified and has received SGS Eye Care Display certification for the guaranteed reduction of blue light. All these improvements empower users to perform multiple demanding tasks, watch rich and detailed content without loss of fidelity and play high-spec games smoothly. Plus, depending on your viewing needs, you can opt for either a 14-inch or 16-inch display featuring a 16:10 aspect ratio with the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and Pro series.

The audio quality of the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and Pro series is more refined, with a new quad speaker system that delivers clear, high notes and a rich bass sound. Studio quality dual microphones, along with AI Noise Canceling, clearly capture your voice and reduce background noise. And as video calls are now a part of everyday life, you can confidently join anytime and still look your best with Studio Mode, which offers improved visuals with lighting correction, auto framing, eye contact correction and smooth backgrounds.

The new Galaxy Book3 Ultra and Pro series uses a full aluminum frame for a premium look and feel — ensuring an enhanced user experience while preserving its light, sleek and flat design. Samsung is committed to the eco-conscious designs of the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and Pro series, furthering our efforts to preserve the planet for generations to come. Parts of the Galaxy Book3 Ultra and Pro series contain recycled plastics that use ocean-bound discarded fishing nets and water barrels.

Join the discussion in our forums...

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

Recent News