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New Samsung Galaxy Book Windows 10 tablet in the works

The 2018 version of the Galaxy Book should look similar to last year's model, since Samsung intends to replace only the internals. (Source: Samsung)
The 2018 version of the Galaxy Book should look similar to last year's model, since Samsung intends to replace only the internals. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung is among the latest Windows-on ARM supporters, intending to launch refreshed Galaxy Book models this year. Two upcoming models have already been certified for mass production by the Russian ECC authorities, and these should be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 700/800 SoC. The Always-Connected feature should also allow for the integration of a 4G LTE modem.

First announced in late 2017, the ARM-based Windows 10 mobile devices created quite the controversy regarding the lack of performance compared to Intel-based devices. This year, a few more major companies jumped on the ARM-based Windows 10 bandwagon, promising to improve performance and user experience. Among the new advocates for Windows-on-ARM devices is Samsung, which apparently is hard at work on a new Windows 10 tablet.

The Windows-on-ARM devices will be part of the Galaxy Book series, and the latest Russian ECC approval committee papers prove that the device has already been given the green light for mass production. According to the Russian certifications, the Galaxy Book tablet will come in 2 variants codenamed SM-W737 and SM-W738.

Unfortunately, there are no spec details unveiled by the Russian authorities, but judging by last year’s model specs, the new Galaxy Book is most likely getting an 4G LTE modem, since Microsoft is pushing for Always-Connected PCs. Also, the processors used with the new tablets should be ARM-based instead of Intel’s ULVs chips, so the devices are expected to come with Snapdragon 700/800 series.  Other features may include a 12-inch 16:9 display, 13 MP rear camera and an updated S-Pen, which should be the same as the one featured with the Note 9.

The new Galaxy Book should be announced this summer, around the same date Note 9 gets the official launch.

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Russian ECC certification info (Source: Let's Go Digital)
Russian ECC certification info (Source: Let's Go Digital)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-06-29 (Update: 2018-06-29)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.