Windows-based Samsung Galaxy Book 2 inches closer to release, proving tablets are still hot
But even though Samsung maintains one of the richest, most diverse tablet portfolios around, its numbers have been steadily declining lately, a trend the chaebol is looking to reverse after the recent launch of the powerful and versatile Galaxy Tab S4.
There’s also a bonkers Galaxy View 2 with a 17.5-inch or so screen in the pipeline, as well as a Windows-based Galaxy Book 2. The latter’s name is not etched in stone yet, but the SM-W737 model number suggests a close relation with the SM-W720, aka 12-inch Samsung Galaxy Book.
The large 2-in-1 computer, along with its little 10.6-inch brother, was formally unveiled way back in February 2017, actually going up for sale stateside a couple of months later.
Curiously, there are no words on a sequel to the smaller, cheaper model yet, while this SM-W737 has just been federally certified in Korea with optional LTE connectivity. A Verizon release sometime in the near future definitely seems possible, although there are obviously no guarantees regarding a commercial rollout outside of Samsung’s homeland... and Russia, where the Galaxy Book 2 was also recently approved by the regional FCC equivalent.
Samsung will once again go after the likes of Microsoft’s Surface Pro family and Apple’s larger iPad Pro whenever the second-gen Galaxy Book hits stores, bundling the convertible Windows 10 tablet by default with a keyboard and S Pen.