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A man works on the Samsung booth before the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, August 28, 2012. Reuters/Tobias Schwarz

If latest reports are to be believed, Samsung is developing a Windows 10 tablet, Samsung Galaxy Book. Recent leaks have also pointed towards a successor to the Galaxy TabPro but Samsung released a Book Settings app in the Windows Store on the weekend, suggesting a separate unannounced Samsung Galaxy Book, and not a Galaxy TabPro successor. Additional settings by the app includes support for an AMOLED Display, stylus, a pattern unlock system and a battery life extender.

According to MSPowerUser, who first spotted the Windows 10 app, revealed that the South Korean tech giant also possesses a 2012 trademark for Galaxy Book. It also covers tablets and smartphones. The presence of the Book branding and stylus could mean that this Windows 10 device will be a regular tablet unlike the Microsoft Surface-like Galaxy TabPro devices. Next week’s Mobile World Congress will likely offer some clarification on the Samsung Galaxy Book. Slash Gear states that this MWC 2017, Samsung will be all about tablets.

It will be interesting to see what form factor the tablet will see, whether it will be detachable like the Microsoft Surface Book or a flip and fold like the Lenovo Yoga Book. With the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Book, the company is probably redefining the “Galaxy” brand and cover a wider gamut of devices. The Galaxy Book will also challenge Apple’s iPad Pro in the premium tablet segment. This would be the first time Samsung is not launching one of its flagship smartphones at the MWC 2017. The Galaxy S8 will reportedly be unveiled in March.

The major press event in Barcelona, ahead of MWC 2017, could see the unveiling of the Galaxy Book and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. According to Express, the Galaxy Tab S3 could be made available with a 9.7-inch screen instead of the usual 8-inch screen. It is expected to sport a screen resolution of 1,536 x 2,048 pixels and 4:3 aspect ratio. Other top specs include 32GB storage, 4GB RAM, 12MP rear camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It will run on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

The Samsung Galaxy Book sounds like a 2-in-1 premium device and could very well be the Microsoft Surface killer. Microsoft is also expected to release its Surface Pro 5 hybrid this year. This would mean a one-on-one clash with the Galaxy Book. Stay tuned on IBT AU for more updates on Samsung Galaxy devices.