Even though there is a lot Samsung has had to deal with in the recent past with respect to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the company isn’t easing its steps in the gadgetry market anytime soon.
According to new reports, there are a number of new devices that are currently in the works and should be released very soon. For starters, there will be a Samsung Chromebook Pro that could start shipping this coming week beginning October 24. Of course, this has yet to be confirmed, however, the Chromebook Pro will reportedly be priced at $449.
At such a price, you will be getting a device that features a 12.3-inch OLED display screen that is touch-enabled and rests on a 360-degree hinge. Under the hood, the Samsung Chromebook Pro packs some quite impressive hardware that includes a hexacore chipset that has a clock speed of 2GHz and is paired with a RAM of 4GB. As for the storage, the Chromebook Pro gets 32GB and it weighs a mere 1kg.
It gets even better with the Chromebook Pro as Samsung has equipped it with room for microSD card storage as well as 2 USB-C ports, S Pen, among other perks. The gadget has a premium look thanks to the all-aluminum affair that features reduced bezels. As expected, Chrome OS will be powering the Chromebook Pro out of the box and with the latest version of this OS, there is support for Android apps, which includes the likes of Google Allo and Duo that come preinstalled on the Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
In other separate news, the South Korean tech giant is also lining up a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 that should see the light in Q1 2017. It was initially rumored to be here by September, but with the fiasco surrounding Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the company reportedly restrained from this decision.
According to the report, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 with model numbers SM-T825 and SM-T820 will be unveiled and apparently, the former will be an LTE variant and the latter a Wi-Fi-only variant. Previous reports about this third installation in the Galaxy S series of tablets had indicated that there will be an 8-inch and 9.7-inch model. Both will carry an Exynos 7420 SoC alongside 4GB RAM as well as a better battery as compared to the predecessor.
If all goes well, the Galaxy Tab S3 should come preinstalled with Android Nougat OS and feature the iris scanning technology that debuted with Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Just like the details of the tablet are still vague, and so is the release date. However, with Samsung Galaxy S8 expected during the MWC 2017, don’t be surprised to see this tablet unveiled at about the same time. Tipster Evan Blass had also hinted at a dual-lens camera for the device, but all these will be confirmed when the tablet is finally unveiled.