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Samsung’s new Galaxy Book gets certified in Russia

As an OEM, Samsung makes a diverse set of devices with every possible operating system available out there. This includes Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows OS as well. Apart from launching a few laptops in select markets, Samsung also started dabbling again with the Windows 2-in-1 devices after Microsoft made the category mainstream with its Surface Pro lineup.

Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Book – a Windows 2-in-1 detachable similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro series. It came with a removable keyboard and marketed as a device that could be used both as a laptop and a tablet. The Galaxy Book was available in two different screen sizes and multiple configurations. Although it was not a bad device per se, it didn’t bring anything unique to the table and went mostly unnoticed in the crowded and commoditized Windows ecosystem.

Multiple variants certified

It appears Samsung is working on a successor to the current Galaxy Book. Samsung Windows devices with model numbers SM-W737 and SM-W738 along with their variants SM-W737A, SM-W737N, SM-W737V, and SM-W738N were certified by the Russian agency EEC recently. The many model numbers in the listing probably refer to WIFI, LTE, and other variants of the new Galaxy Book.

The certification doesn’t reveal any specifications, but since this is commoditized Windows device ecosystem we are talking about, the new device will probably come with 8th generation Intel processors with multiple RAM and storage options. Last year’s Galaxy Book was launched alongside the Galaxy Tab S3 at the MWC 2017. We already know that Samsung is gearing up to unveil the Galaxy Tab S4 soon. It remains to be seen if Samsung launches the new Galaxy Book along with it.

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