Samsung’s next Chromebook may trade a 4K screen for better battery life

Following a leaked render before in the week, more data on Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 has discovered its way online, remembering subtleties for pricing. A marketing slide shared by Microsoft tipster WalkingCat proposes the gadget will highlight a 13.3-inch QLED screen with DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage, a tenth gen Core i3 processor and somewhere in the ballpark of 12 hours of battery life. It will likewise apparently incorporate stronger speakers, WiFi 6 availability and a somewhat heavier frame than its archetype.

For context, the first Galaxy Chromebook incorporates a 4K AMOLED display and a 14nm 10th-gen Intel i5 CPU. That combination of components is the fundamental culprit behind the Galaxy Chromebook’s famously awful battery life. In his review of the 2020 model, Engadget’s Nathan Ingraham discovered he was unable to get even four hours of utilization out the Galaxy Chromebook before its battery passed on. The case in the above slide proposes Samsung got the reminder on battery life.

In an ensuing tweet, WalkingCat said the Galaxy Chromebook 2 will cost $699. We can’t know without a doubt yet, yet that value guide probably refers to the entry-level model. That price tag would make the Galaxy Chromebook 2 altogether more moderate than its $999 archetype and put in more inline with other premium Chromebooks like the PixelBook Go. The slide recommends Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Chromebook 2 in February.