updated 01:28 pm EST, Fri December 27, 2013
Samsung set to refresh Galaxy Camera line
Samsung appears to be preparing a follow-up to last year's Galaxy Camera, an Android-powered device that the South Korean tech giant pushed out amid a range of other offerings. Tech industry insider @evleaks previously revealed a test shot from the device in November, and now the Galaxy Camera 2 has reportedly shown up in Indonesia's ePostel certification website. The mid-range Android shooter could show up early next year at CES or a bit later at MWC.
The ePostel filing describes the Samsung-EK-GC200, a "digital camera with WiFi 802.11abgn+BT LE4.0+GPS receive+NFC passive." This is largely in keeping with the specifications of the original Galaxy Camera, which had a similar array of wireless connectivity options, in addition to a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor, a quad-core Exynos processor, and 21x optical zoom.
Toshiba Chromebook specs leak well before CES
Toshiba appears ready to re-enter the Chromebook sector, as what appears to be an advance hands-on profile of the device has leaked before its expected unveiling at the coming Consumer Electronics Show. PC Magazine on Friday posted a piece dated for January 6, 2014, detailing the look, feel, and functionality of the Toshiba Chromebook. The page has since been taken down, but a Google cache version of it still exists.
According to the profile, the Toshiba Chromebook features a plastic chassis, measuring 0.8-inches thick and weighing about three pounds. It features a 13.3-inch display outputting at 1,366x768, but without touch functionality.
Inside, it packs an Intel Celeron 2995U processor, part of Intel's Haswell line, which has bumped up performance and better energy efficiency than previous Intel processors. It also has 16GB of internal storage, but comes with 100GB of free Google Drive storage. It will have two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, an a full-sized HDMI out port.