Relaymedia

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Update: Rechargeable Surface Pen, Working Sleep Function, and No Battery Issues?

( [email protected] ) Feb 01, 2016 12:52 AM EST
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has not been out in the market for such a long time yet but there are already speculations on the features of the Surface Pro 5. The Surface Pro 4 is garnering positive reviews left and right and fans expect the Pro 5 to top its performance when it is released later this year.
Last year's Microsoft Surface Pro. How will it compare with the Surface Pro 5? Photo: Microsoft

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has not been out in the market for such a long time yet, but there are already speculations on the features of the Surface Pro 5. The Surface Pro 4 is garnering positive reviews left, and right and fans expect the Pro 5 to top its performance when it is released later this year. 

Rechargeable Surface Pen

Microsoft's 2-in-1 detachable Surface Pro is 4 is being lauded for its high-end features, from hardware to software. One negative feedback that it got, however, is that the Surface Pen still runs with the use of AAAA batteries. Fans, therefore, expect that the next Surface Pro will show Microsoft heeded their call and have a stylus powered by a rechargeable battery.  According to Patently Mobile, Microsoft already forwarded their patient application, which showed that it may have a rechargeable stylus for this upcoming tablet.  The patent application noted that " the stylus may provide active functionality that is powered by a rechargeable battery. A charging circuit within the stylus may provide charging current for recharging the battery via one or more terminals configured to contact charging contacts of an associated stylus charger." 

There are speculations however that the Surface Pen will not be packaged with the new tablet. Microsoft, however, did not confirm these speculations on the S Pen yet. 

No Battery Issues like Surface Pro 4 

What fans can be sure of, however, is that Microsoft will ensure the Pro 5 is better than the Pro 4. The company is currently busy ironing out issues that users found with the Pro 4, so it can be reasonable to expect that Microsoft will provide the same careful attention to the Pro 5. 

Two main issues with the Pro 4, despite its positive performance, is that it has an improper sleep function as well as some battery management issues. Microsoft recently addressed these issues by releasing an update containing "...refinements to improve battery charging and thermal tuning, wireless and Bluetooth performance, and to the detach-reattach experience on Surface Book." 

Microsoft also released a statement showing that it cares about their users' feedback and listening to these. "We know some of you are still experiencing issues, including issues related to power management, and we are working to address those as quickly as possible. We'll publish additional updates as soon as they are ready," the statement reads

Hopefully, the Surface Pro 5 will not have the same issues anymore.

Tags : Microsoft Surface Pro 5, Surface Pro 4, Rechargeable stylus, Surface pen