Samsung has released a new Windows application called SamsungPhone that allows users to answer incoming calls to their Galaxy smartphones directly from a connected Windows PC. The launch comes just ahead of Samsung’s unveiling of its new Galaxy Book 4 laptop line, highlighting the company’s focus on deeper ecosystem integration.
The just-announced Galaxy Book 4 series includes four models ranging from entry-level Intel Core i3 devices to flagship versions featuring Nvidia’s latest RTX 4070 mobile graphics. The full series is expected to become available for purchase in January 2024.
The new SamsungPhone app enables seamless call handoff between a Galaxy smartphone and Windows laptop. When a call comes in to the user’s Samsung phone, the app routes the incoming call to the paired PC, allowing the user to conveniently answer directly from their laptop – no phone pickup required.
Based on the app description, SamsungPhone initially appears to be compatible solely with Galaxy devices, not necessarily only the Galaxy Book 4. The app details indicate any Galaxy phone and future Intel-based PCs can support the functionality. Some outlets tried installing it on an AMD desktop but, unsurprisingly, it failed to launch post-install.
The SamsungPhone app is now available for download from the Microsoft Store. However, users will likely need to wait for the Galaxy Book 4 release to take full advantage of the seamless calling experience. Samsung has not confirmed an exact launch date yet, but January 2024 is expected.
With the Galaxy Book 4 and SamsungPhone app, Samsung aims to highlight the benefits of tighter integration between Galaxy smartphones and Windows laptops. The ability to effortlessly transition calls between devices could be a compelling productivity booster for professionals and business users. As Samsung continues to refine its unified ecosystem, expect to see more of these deep cross-device integrations.