Following a render leak on Monday, key specs for the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 have now emerged with a doable beginning value. This comes from a slide tweeted by Microsoft leaker WalkingCat (@h0x0d) immediately.
The unique mannequin introduced this January makes use of a 4K AMOLED touchscreen, and Samsung is now following that up with a QLED (Quantum dot LED) display at 13.3 inches. Samsung calls it a “world’s first” for Chromebooks, and a “examined” badge touts “Shade Quantity 100% acc. to DCI-P3.”
In the meantime, the subsequent large enchancment is “focused battery life” of over 12 hours. This could enormously handle the present mannequin’s incapacity to get by means of a day of with no need a recharge. We then see that this Galaxy Chromebook 2 will probably be provided with an Intel tenth Gen i3 processor in comparison with the i5-10210U immediately. Wi-Fi 6 Gigabit ac can be touted.
Samsung additionally touts “premium sound” that’s 178% louder, whereas the “extremely slim profile” is barely heavier at 2.75 kilos versus simply 2.2.
From this picture, there doesn’t look like a fingerprint sensor within the top-right nook. The primary-generation had a raised, clean area on the keyboard, however a daily black secret’s all that’s seen right here. The sooner render confirms that, although the angle makes it tougher to note, in an unlucky reversal for Chrome OS gadgets.
Lastly, this specs leak reveals that the Galaxy Chromebook 2 will probably be launching at Greatest Purchase and Samsung.com in February 2021. In a follow-up tweet, WalkingCat says it is going to be priced at $699. This presumably refers back to the entry mannequin, however the actual configuration is unknown. In transferring away from the very premium — for a Chromebook — $999 value level, Samsung is clearly focusing on a broader viewers this time spherical.
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