There’s a brand new Chromebook in town, the model number XE525QBBI, which was just spotted on the FCC website. This is supposed to be the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 LTE, which also appeared at the Wi-Fi Alliance last month.
Initially it was believed that it would be a follow-up to the Samsung Chromebook Pro, or some sort of LTE version of it. In tend it’s more of a Chromebook Plus V2 with LTE. Confirming the identity of the laptop is its codename from the FCC documents, “Hopper”, associated with “Nautilus”, the Chrome OS code for The Chromebook Plus V2. There’s also an Intel Celeron sticker in one of the device photos, confirming one of its specs.
The camera module placement also fits the already launched Chromebook Plus V2 quite well (sans LTE). We don’t know exactly when Samsung plans to release this device, but the FCC certification is a clear hint that launch is about to go down. It would make sense for Samsung to put this device on sale for the year end holiday shopping spree. The non LTE model is priced at $499, so maybe the LTE one will cost $599.
I’ll remind you some of the specs of the Chromebook Plus V2: a 12.2 inch Full HD screen, Intel Celeron 3965Y processor, Intel HD 615 Graphics, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, plus a 39 Wh battery. Judging by the official pics, this device also plays nicely with styli.