At MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2017 conference, the South Korean smartphone maker Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Book, a 2-in-1 device (just like the Surface device) that runs Windows 10. For those unfamiliar, the original Samsung Galaxy Book was launched in 10.6-inch and 12-inch models featuring the S-Pen and inking capabilities.
Samsung is working on a successor to the original Galaxy Book and it appears that the device will be unveiled sooner than expected.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 recently appeared on WiFi Org revealing that the device will run Windows 10 in S Mode out of the box.
This week, one of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 models appears to have been certified by the FCC. Listed as the SMW737N0, the model number indicates that the device could be a direct successor to last year’s Galaxy Book.
It’s worth noting that the same model appeared on South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency (RRA) last week and Russian EEC certification website last month.
At the time of writing this story, the FCC listing unsurprisingly lacks any details regarding the internal specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Book 2. The device will presumably be unveiled ahead of the holiday season.
Galaxy Book 2 may come with Windows 10 in S Mode
The WiFi certification revealed that the Galaxy Book 2 might come with Windows 10 in S Mode out of the box. The device may run Windows 10 in S Mode by default but you can always pay Microsoft and upgrade to Pro version for a full desktop experience.
Samsung Galaxy Book 2 expected features
The listing hasn’t revealed the specs or design of the device but it’s likely that just like the predecessor, the second generation device will feature the all-new S-Pen, inking capabilities, detachable keyboard, a premium design that users of Samsung’s Galaxy range would expect.
The hardware specs such as the processor and RAM configuration of the Samsung’s Windows 10 notebook are unknown at the moment.
Release date and pricing for the Galaxy Book 2 is yet to be revealed by Samsung but it’s likely that the device will be unveiled later this year as it has already passed the FCC.