As it happens many times, leaks have led to news of a new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook in the works. Most are aware of this year’s standout high-end Galaxy Chromebook, it’s jaw-dropping looks, and amazing AMOLED display. Held back only by battery woes, this thin, attractive, high-end Chromebook has only recently come down off of its lofty $999 price tag even though it has been available since the very beginning of Q2 2020.
According to serial leaker Evan Blass, there is a new Galaxy Chromebook around the corner. Over at his new voice.com page, Evan has laid out only scant details around this mysterious new Chromebook with a prediction that specs and images should be on the way soon. In his post, he also predicts a Galaxy Chromebook 2 branding, but we’re not so sure at this point.
We’ve been tracking a device known to be another Samsung-made Chromebook for quite some time in ‘Nightfury’. We’ve been a tad bit confused by this device since it showed up given the fact that it is using the same 10th-gen Intel processors as the current Galaxy Chromebook. With a shift to a QLED screen and the addition of fans, it doesn’t seem that ‘Nightfury’ will be as sleek and svelte as the current Galaxy Chromebook, either.
Another device in the Galaxy Chromebook line would make sense, but a true successor doesn’t seem likely with ‘Nightfury’. With tons of Tiger Lake Chromebooks coming in 2021, it would be a very odd move for Samsung to release a 10th-gen Comet Lake Chromebook as a successor to a Chromebook with the same processor inside. If anything, ‘Nightfury’ feels like a side-step, adjacent move: not an upgrade in any way. Additionally, consider Samsung’s approach to Windows laptops and the many devices they currently have in their lineup. With Galaxy Chromebooks, we could see a bit of the same tactic. The Galaxy Book Flex and Galaxy Book ⍺ come to mind, here.
While it would make sense that Samsung is at work on a Tiger Lake Chromebook, there is no evidence of that currently in the Chromium Repositories. We’ve been able to nail down every Samsung-made Chromebook up to this point, so the fact that ‘Nightfury’ is the only device we’re tracking with any real flagship potential, it makes sense that this is Samsung’s next important Chromebook. While that doesn’t make for a proper Galaxy Chromebooks successor, it could make for a great Galaxy Chromebook addition for 2021. If we get a great screen, great build, and better battery, this new Galaxy Chromebook could be what more consumers are looking for if the price is a bit more competitive. Hopefully Evan has more details to share soon.