After a rendering leak on Monday, the main specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 have now emerged with a possible starting price. This comes from a slide tweeted by Microsoft leaker WalkingCat (@h0x0d) today.
The original model announced in January this year uses a 4K AMOLED touchscreen, and Samsung is now using a 13.3-inch QLED (Quantum dot LED) screen. Samsung calls it “the first in the world” for Chromebooks, and a “tested” emblem proclaims “100% acc color volume. for DCI-P3. “
Meanwhile, the next big improvement is the “planned battery life” of more than 12 hours. This should greatly address the current model’s inability to get through a day without needing a refill. We now see that this Galaxy Chromebook 2 will be offered with an Intel 10th Generation i3 processor compared to today’s i5-10210U. Wi-Fi 6 Gigabit ac is also praised.
Samsung also touts “premium sound” that is 178% louder, while the “ultra-thin profile” is a bit heavier at 2.75 pounds versus just 2.2.
From this image, there does not appear to be a fingerprint sensor in the upper right corner. The first generation had a raised white space on the keyboard, but a regular black key is all that is visible here. The previous rendering confirms this, although the angle makes it more difficult to notice, in an unfortunate reversal for Chrome OS devices.
Finally, this spec leak reveals that the Galaxy Chromebook 2 will launch at Best Buy and Samsung.com in February 2021. In a follow-up tweet, WalkingCat says it will be priced at $ 699. Presumably, this refers to the model input, but the exact configuration is unknown. By moving away from the very premium price – for a Chromebook – of $ 999, Samsung is clearly targeting a wider audience this time.
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