It’s widely expected at this point that Google will have not one, but two new Chrome OS devices for its October 9 Pixel 3 phone event. Now, yet another glimpse at one of these purported products, a 2-in-1 Chromebook reportedly called ‘Nocturne’, has appeared ahead of the event.
An outlet known as AboutChromebooks (opens in new tab) discovered leaked product images of what it suspects to be ‘Nocturne’ via Brydge, a maker of keyboard covers for tablets. The images depict a 2-in-1 tablet with a blue shell, large speakers on either side of its display and a USB-C port on its bottom-left side.
A second image shows a depression in the top left of the tablet, which is suspected to double as fingerprint sensor. This lines up with a previous leak of updated Chrome OS user interface imagery instructing users on how to use a device’s fingerprint sensor.
The AboutChromebooks outlet is making a bit of a leap in pegging this leak as the Nocturne device, but it is indeed a Chrome OS tablet without overt branding (a possible tell of a Google product) and the dots seem to connect rather strongly. We could also easily see Google partnering up with accessory makers to bolster its would-be Chromebook tablet.
Don't forget, there’s supposedly a whole other Chrome OS device scheduled to debut at this October 9 event, and we’ve heard basically nothing about. Keep checking TechRadar for more about Nocturne as soon as we hear of it.
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