Microsoft has remained silent about the possible production or even a release of the new Surface Pro model. Reports have recently been suggesting, though, that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release will soon have an official date.
There have also been speculations that this upcoming device will be released simultaneously with another Microsoft device. The upcoming Surface Pro 5 is expected to be incorporated with excellent specs that will allow it to become more noticeable among its competitors.
In a report by IBTimes, Microsoft will launch the new Surface Pro 5 this month together with the tech giant’s all-in-one (AIO) PC. If such claim proves to be true, Microsoft can be expected to make an official announcement in the next few days.
Then again, other reports have pointed out that a Surface Pro 5 launch this 2016 is not possible and consumers can look forward to the hybrid laptop’s release next year.
According to iDigitalTimes, Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will only be made available when the operating system update, Windows 10 Redstone 2, is ready to be rolled out as well. The release of such update has reportedly been pushed back to the first quarter of 2017; as this software is expected to be integrated into the next Surface Pro device, the delay of both the update and of the hybrid laptop does put two and two together.
The Surface Pro 5 is likely to be incorporated with the Intel Kaby Lake processor, although manufacturing companies have reportedly just began in their procurement of the chips. The chipsets’ final allocation will begin next year.
When it comes to the Surface Pro 5 features and specs, it is possible that the device will come with a USB-Type C connection, ensuring a faster transfer of data as well and quicker charging. A 16GB of RAM is also said to be integrated into the Surface Pro 5, together with a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front shooter.
The official Surface Pro 5 price has not yet even been discussed, although it is expected to be made available at around $899. Other versions with upgraded specs are likely to come with a higher price tag; these include the model with the Intel Core i7, which could be released at $999, and the variant that has the Core i7 Extreme, which could be made available at $1599.
Meanwhile, Microsoft did announce that it will carry out a hardware event on the last week of October in New York City. The theme will be centered possibly on OEM devices and the new Surface Device updates, including X-Box announcements.
Last year, Microsoft introduced several new phones along with a new tablet and a Surface Book during the event, as shown in the video below.