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The next big thing coming to Samsung’s laptops: Pleather?

Samsung Ativ Book 9 Design

Samsung may use the same kind of faux leather design — or “pleather” — seen on the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) tablet in future notebook models, according to a person that reportedly attended a Samsung S Academy event and posted details about it on Korean site Seeko. The new Ativ Book 9 family will reportedly run Windows 8.1 and feature four 2W speakers for improved sound, as well as a leather-like case complete with a stitching effect along the edges. A supposedly leaked image shows an Ativ Book 9 Style laptop that has a white faux leather lid. In addition to the unreleased Ativ Book 9 models that could be unveiled at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company will apparently stick with plastic in future mobile designs as well. Despite rumors that the company may soon use metal in its upcoming Galaxy S5 flagship device, recent reports have suggested that the company may stick with plastic for the device.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.