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

Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 seems like it will improve on the battery life and price of its predecessor, according to leaked Samsung slides (via 9to5Google). The previous Galaxy Chromebook was an attractively designed 2-in-1 that nonetheless faltered due to its battery life and high $999 price tag.

The device will feature a 13.3-inch QLED screen with DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage, a 10th-gen Core i3 processor and somewhere in the ballpark of 12 hours of battery life. It will also reportedly include louder speakers, WiFi 6 connectivity and a slightly heavier frame than its predecessor.

In a subsequent tweet, WalkingCat said the Galaxy Chromebook 2 will cost $699. We can’t know for sure yet, but that price point likely refers to the entry-level model. That price tag would make the Galaxy Chromebook 2 significantly more affordable than its $999 predecessor and put in more inline with other premium Chromebooks like the PixelBook Go. The slide suggests Samsung plans to release the Galaxy Chromebook 2 in February. With CES 2021 mere weeks away,

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