Those darlings at Samsung, sweeties. Always up to something or the other. And if you have been hearing the rumor mills lately, a lot of work is going on on the next Note, the Note 9. Some are even saying that we will see the phone with the stylus earlier than usual this year. So much design and specification speculation, sweeties. Mind you, a little bird tells me that all the leaks from Samsung are mainly being made to take attention away from those Never Settling sweethearts at OnePlus, who are talking so much (and yet actually telling us so little) about the OnePlus 6.
Well, if that is what a little bird tells, then another slightly larger one has a more interesting story to share. It seems that while Samsung is indeed working on the next Galaxy Note, it is also working on a variant that is running – well, please hold your breaths for this, sweeties – the Chrome OS. Obviously, this is not going to be a phone-type Note, but one that is a tablet – Samsung has those too in the Note series, remember, darlings? Evidently a 10.5 inch one and one that has a quad HD display but not an AMOLED one. Of course, it has data connectivity but it will not be support phone calls from what I know.
But why would Samsung go on this path, you would wonder? Well, I am told it is because the larger Galaxy Note tablet was sort of fading out and was not really shaping into the iPad-killer that perhaps the Korean giant had expected it to be. Also, Samsung did win rave reviews for its Chromebook Pro, which was actually a notebook but if you noticed, also came with a stylus, and a touchscreen. There has been some talk in the market, darlings, of Samsung working on a new model which will have a detachable display. Well, it might well be related to this, you know, because the Galaxy Note tablet I have been told about is absolutely the display but minus any sort of keyboard – the pen will be bundled with it, though. Chrome OS, of course, is being made more touch-friendly, we are being told, so a Chrome OS tablet does not sound very crazy, does it? And so many Android apps also are now running on Chrome OS.
Of course, using Chrome OS will also bring down the cost of the tablet itself, darlings, as RAM and storage requirements will be lower. Which will make it more affordable – maybe even under USD 250 – and of course, will also appeal to the schools and colleges, where Chromebooks are very popular. While my source says that Samsung is unlikely to make any major changes to Chrome OS, the company is trying to integrate Bixby with the new Note tablet. There is also some talk of special online storage options. The tablet will have relatively modest cameras – 8 megapixel on the rear and 5 megapixel on the front, but then I am not sure too many would be buying this for photography, darlings.
This new Galaxy Note tablet could well hit the stands in the summer, to catch the college crowd. I am told it will come in striking colors and will be water and dust resistant at the IP67 level. And oh yes, it might even be called the Samsung Galaxy Note 9C.
Just what I heard, darlings. Mind you, at USD 250, I am so hoping this is true. It might be the sort of competition those lovelies at Cupertino need, no?