Microsoft has been rather clear about its plans for the upcoming Surface Pro 5. The company earlier said that they have no plans to launch the Surface Pro 4 refresh until they can ‘bring some meaningful changes’. The Redmond giant has an upcoming event in China and it appears we might get a glimpse of the Surface Pro 5 at the event. As a new batch of press renders have leaked online purportedly showing the upcoming Surface Pro 5.
The Redmond giant has an upcoming event in China and it appears we might get a glimpse of the Surface Pro 5 at the event. As a new batch of press renders have leaked online purportedly showing the upcoming Surface Pro 5.
Going by the leaked images, the device is simply being referred to as the Surface Pro and looks much like last year’s Surface Pro 4. This alleged device could be the upcoming Surface Pro 5 with upgraded hardware specifications. No wonder we do not see much difference in terms of design compared to the current-gen Surface Pro 4.
That said, the upcoming Surface Pro 5 is said to come with a slew of accessories including a stylus and a keyboard. These accessories are said t come in a few color options with slight design changes compared to their earlier counterparts.
The device is likely to get upgraded with the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors, more storage, more RAM, improved Surface Pen, and probably a 4K display. Also, Microsoft could make it slimmer and lighter along with a few design tweaks.
DigiTimes earlier reported that Microsoft plans to refresh its Surface Pro range next year with the launch of the Surface Pro 5 in Q1 2017, most likely along the next generation Surface Book laptop.
A report by DigiTimes also notes that the device could come with an ultra HD display along with a magnetic charging stylus. Also, that Pegatron will produce the device, and Microsoft could also cut a deal with Quanta Computer to increase production.
More details about the upcoming Surface Pro 5 should be available as we get closer to Microsoft’s event in China to be held on 23rd May in Shanghai. Till then, keep checking this space for more.