Microsoft fans have been waiting for an official statement about the Surface Pro 5 release for quite a while now. But the company has not released a word about its next laptop/tablet hybrid. However, there are lots of rumors that claim that the new Surface Pro will not be released before 2017.
The main reason behind the delay is the ?Kaby Lake? processor. It is reported that Microsoft is waiting for the new Kaby Lake processor which is supposed to roll out by the end of this year. So, in any circumstance, the new Surface Pro can?t be expected before 2017. The rumors have it that the Surface Pro 5 could be released in Spring 2017.
Recently, Indian app developer Shubhan Chemburkar posted images of a wall dedicated to upcoming devices on his Twitter account. However, the slots do not show any particular device. This was taken as a teaser that new Surface devices would be released by 2017. Although there is a placeholder for a device to be released this month, tech enthusiasts believe that this one could be for the Surface AIO. Surface AIO is supposed to be an alternative to the Surface Book, reported The Verge.
? Shubhan Chemburkar (@shubhan3009) July 3, 2016
Meanwhile, there are so many reports about the specs of the Surface Pro 5. Apart from the Kaby Lake processor, the device is supposed to have a 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD storage. The device is supposed to feature a 4K display with new graphics architecture to improve performance in 3D graphics and 4K video playback. Cameras are the other likely components to see upgrades, along with the latest versions of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The new device is supposed to have a USB-C port as other manufacturers have already installed the latest USB technology in their computers. The ThunderBolt 3 port can be included for fast data transfer. It is also rumored to include a rechargeable Surface Pen that will recharge wirelessly when magnetically attached to the tablet. The current Surface Pen attaches magnetically but is not rechargeable.
However, these are just rumors and nothing is final until Microsoft releases an official statement regarding the Surface Pro 5.
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