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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook2 leaked ahead of likely January unveiling

The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook2 has leaked out in all its glory. (Image: Evan Blass via Voice)
The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook2 has leaked out in all its glory. (Image: Evan Blass via Voice)
Fans of high-end Chromebooks will be pleased to learn Samsung is following up its first Galaxy Chromebook with a sequel. The Galaxy Chromebook2 has been leaked by Evan Blass and with Samsung giving the eye-catching design a subtle makeover but we don’t know anything specific about its internals yet.

Samsung has been expanding its range of Galaxy branded products to include the excellent Galaxy Book S Windows laptop and more recently, the Galaxy Chromebook. Although the ‘Galaxy’ name is well-known by consumers, the line is also meant to represent Samsung’s mobile devices family. The Galaxy Chromebook launched earlier this year priced at US$999, putting it squarely in the premium category when it comes to the Chromebook segment (although at the time of writing, this model is now down to US$549 (save $450) on the Samsung USA website). 

Respected leaker Evan Blass has leaked the first images of the sequel, expected to be called the Galaxy Chromebook2. The fundamental design is very similar, except the silver banding that went around the sides of the device has now been changed to include either the Fiesta Red all around, or similarly, the Mercury Gray. Samsung has also tweaked the port locations as well.  The biggest criticism of the original was levelled at its poor battery life, which was only good for between 4 to 5 hours on a charge. 

Although we don’t yet know anything about the specs for the upcoming Galaxy Chromebook2, we would be shocked if Samsung didn’t target battery life as a priority. While we hope the stunning 4K display will carry over to the new model, it was unquestionably the primary culprit when it comes to the battery life challenges of the first gen model. Where the OG was fitted with an Intel Core i5-10210U chip, the new model could pick up an Intel Evo 11th gen Tiger Lake processor. This should also help with battery life.

Expect to learn more details about the Galaxy Chromebook2 in January, when it is likely to get an official unveiling.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-12-22 (Update: 2020-12-22)