10 October 2019
Samsung might be working on a new next-gen Chromebook which will succeed its Chromebook Pro flagship device. The South Korean giant had launched the Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus series a few years back. These clamshells were its first Chromebooks which were built to take advantage of Android apps as they had touch screens and styluses. The company has launched few variants of the Chromebook Plus over the past years, however, it is yet to launch the next-gen Chromebook Pro.
ChromeUnboxed has leaked that a new Chromebook is coming soon. The device is currently codenamed Kohaku and will run on Intel’s Comet Lake platform. No other details about the upcoming device as available as of now. The Chromebook Pro successor will compete with devices like the Asus’ C434 flip Chromebook and Google’s Pixel series.
The new Chromebook was spotted in the Chromium repositories with the codename “Kohaku”. There are a number of emails from one Jongpil Jung who has worked on almost every Samsung Chromebook over the past few years which has led us to believe that it a new Samsung device. The upcoming next-gen Chromebook will be unveiled most likely at the Consumer Electronics Show 2020.