A few days ago we broke the news of touch-sensitive display being tested on a device. At the time we found this, we had few details about this upcoming Chromebook.
We have since gathered those details and are excited to add ‘Relm’ to the upcoming devices list.
Let’s be honest, it’s starting to get really crazy around here. Day to day, Gabriel and I are excited to simply keep all of these device names straight. Let’s just say Google Keep and Spaces have been our friends. It seems every time we look up, there’s another device making its way through the Chromium Repositories.
Though ‘Relm’, as we’ve found, shares a ton of similar specifications with some other recently-discovered Chromebooks (namely, ‘Kefka’) it looks to have a neat trick up its sleeve: a pressure-sensitive display.
We’ve covered what we know about about pressure-sensitive screen already in this post, so I won’t go into all that here. Just know that what sets ‘Relm’ apart is the fact that this device is being tested with pressure-sensitive displays. We’ll see how that all shakes out when ‘Relm’ actually becomes a device we can see and touch. For now, we have to assume this is coming.
Other than that, just like ‘Kefka’, this looks to be a Braswell-powered device with a touchscreen and 360-degree, convertible form factor. If you really want details on everything that we know apart from the pressure-sensitive display, you can simply check out the post on ‘Kefka’ and know that all the commits are identical.
Braswell devices will be popular in the low-cost tier and education sector due to the drop in price for Braswell chips. As Apollo Lake is on the horizon, prices will only continue to drop for these chips, giving OEMs a very aggressive price point. With the upcoming Android App invasion, Braswell chips play along nicely and give enough performance to fit the bill in cost-effective Chromebooks; be it for home or education use.
As the devices keep coming, we’ll keep finding them. Stay tuned.