Microsoft is unlikely to reveal anything about its upcoming Surface Pro 5 before October event. Rumor has it that the tech giant is holding a Windows 10 Devices Event next month.
However, there are lots of reports about the specs of upcoming laptop/hybrid. Fresh reports claim that Surface Pro 5 will cost $100 more than the price of Surface Pro 4. The new processor will hike the price of the new laptop/tablet hybrid. This is quite a good change as the new processor will bring a lot of new features.
Intel?s Kaby Lake processor could increase the battery life of the forthcoming device. That is one of the biggest cons of Surface Pro lineup. The new processor will bring native USB support while the current Skylake chipsets require third party hardware of USB support. Thus, Kaby Lake will affect the size of the device as well. Moreover, the new processor will add 4K display support. The device may have UHD display with a resolution of 3,840?2,160 pixels.
Microsoft launched Surface Pro 4 on October 7, 2015. Microsoft is expected to hold the event around the same date this year. Surface Pro fans and tech enthusiasts are expecting the new Surface Pro along with Surface Phone during this Windows 10 Devices Event. However, the chances of the launch during the October event are slim.
There are several indications toward the launch in 2017. Intel has released low power Y and U series Kaby Lake processors. Although Intel has launched the Kaby Lake processor, the most powerful processor that will power Surface Pro 5 will not be launched until the end of this year.
Moreover, microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 update, codenamed Redstone 2. It is likely that the company will hold the launch of the new hardware until the launch of the Redstone 2 update. The Redmond based tech giant is expected to release the new Windows 10 update in spring of 2017.
Microsoft may just refresh the current Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book this year. The upgrade will include a new processor and other minor changes. Moreover, Surface Book could receive the Nvidia GPUs.
However, Microsoft is yet to confirm the Windows 10 Devices October event. TheBitBag team will update the information as soon as the company confirms the details about the event.