Detachable 2-In-1 ‘Nautilus’ Chromebook From Samsung To Have Sony IMX Camera Sensor


The rumored "Nautilus" 2-in-1 Chromebook from Samsung will get a really nice camera, according to reports.

Nautilus, believed as the first detachable Chromebook to ever be released, will come equipped with a Sony IMX258 camera sensor, which is literally the same one that's on the LG G6. Given that most 2-in-1 devices have a 720p camera at best, this might just be the first Chromebook sporting a camera users would actually enjoy taking pictures or recording video with.

Samsung's Rumored Nautilus Chromebook Might Sport An Excellent Camera

The detail about the camera sensor was spotted by Chrome Unboxed, which was also the first to report about the existence of Nautilus back in November 2017. Aside from what's been mentioned above, there aren't many other hints to what Nautilus might be. Featuring a detachable screen, it's reportedly going to have a design similar to that of the Microsoft Surface Book.

Engadget speculates that it will come with a 12-inch screen, which is pretty typical in 2-in-1 territory. It could very well come with something smaller, though, especially if it's screen is meant to double as a standalone tablet.

Samsung Nautilus Chromebook: Specs

As for the spec sheet, earlier reports suggested it might sport a seventh-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, which, if true, would make it on par with other Microsoft devices in the same category, such as the Surface Laptop.

It would also make Nautilus much more powerful than its predecessors, the excellent Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, which were some of the best Chromebooks released in 2017. Unlike what's being reported about Nautilus, the Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro don't have detachable screens, just rotatable ones. The idea of a Chrome OS-powered laptop that's technically also a tablet is pretty thrilling. The only thing missing now are Android apps properly working on Chromebooks. For Pete's sake, Google, fix that mess already.

Samsung Nautilus Chromebook: Pricing And Release Date

There are practically no hints as to when Samsung plans to unveil the device in question. Perhaps it could officially show it at CES, but it seems highly unlikely. Products that close to being unveiled should have leaked pictures by now, and yet there's none. Pricing is just as mysterious as the release date, but seeing as the device is reported to have an Intel chip, it will most certainly not be an entry-level machine, meaning it might be kind of expensive, but time will tell, of course.

Do you want to see another Chromebook from Samsung? What do you think about it having a detachable screen a la Microsoft Surface Book? As always, feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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