Samsung is working on a Chrome OS-powered tablet ‘Nautlius’ with a high-end Sony imaging sensor

Samsung has not released any details about the device including specifications, pricing or any expected launch date at the time of writing.

Samsung is working on a new detachable tablet with the codename ‘Nautlius’ that will be powered by Chrome OS. It is expected to be one of the first tablets by the company to pack a high-end camera sensor, a major improvement from the 720p cameras that we find in most of the Chromebooks.

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea. Image: Reuters

The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea. Image: Reuters

The presence of Sony IMX258 was reported by Chrome Unboxed after some references of ‘Nautlius’ were spotted in the code in one of the “commit in the Chromium Repositories”. For perspective, the IMX258 is the same sensor that LG packed in its G6 last year.

It may not look like much as G6 did not boast amazing camera quality but it is a big deal for a class of devices that have not seen anything beyond 720p cameras. Moving away from the camera, the device is expected to pack the 7th generation Intel core chip which is similar to what detachable Windows-powered tablet devices choose to pack

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The report points out that the device is likely to pack a 12-inch or smaller screen considering that it comes with a detachable design. Samsung has not released any details about the device including specifications, pricing or any expected launch date at the time of writing.





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