avatarby John CallahamNovember 25, 20160 comments


The upcoming Samsung Chromebook Pro, which got leaked a few weeks ago in South Korea, may be one of the first, if not the first, Chromebooks to support “Wake on Voice” features. This info comes via hints from Google’s Chromium developer channel.

A Chromium commit on that page, as discovered by ChromeUnboxed, shows that the company is working on adding “Wake on Voice” commands to the “Gru” baseboard. That happens to be the same baseboard for the Samsung Chromebook Pro. Another Chromium commit shows that the company is working on adding “OK Google” for an always-listening keyboard to the Chrome OS. The “Gru” baseboard has a digital signal processor (DSP) which should allow such a keyboard to be included in that upcoming Chromebook Pro.

Based on the now removed product page, the Samsung Chromebook Pro will have a 360-degree rotating display with a 12.3-inch touchscreen that has a 2,400×1,600 resolution. It will also come with a version of Samsung’s S Pen stylus. It will have a hexa-core chipset with two Cortex A72 cores and four Cortex A53 processors, along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It is expected to cost $499.

Again, Samsung has yet to officially reveal the Chromebook Pro, but we should be getting real news from the company, instead of leaked product specs, in the near future.