Although it is almost certain that Microsoft will be launching its next-gen tablet-laptop hybrid, Surface Pro 5, some time later this year, the company is yet to announce the exact date. Currently, speculations point to two release windows -- one in June and the other in October this year.
It is widely believed that the Surface Pro 5 will be powered by Intel's next-generation Kaby Lake processor, which is slated for release at the Computex event that begins in Taipei on May 31. In that case, Microsoft will hardly be left with sufficient time to release the Surface Pro 5 with the Kaby Lake processor in June. So, an October release date appears to be more feasible.
In fact, it would be surprising if Microsoft can shrink its product cycle to release the device in June, reports Tech Radar. However, an earlier report in the media outlet suggests that the Surface Pro 5 might not be released in 2016 as Microsoft has delayed a new major update to Windows 10. Hence, the report suggests that the detachable tablet-laptop release is unlikely to happen until spring 2017 in order to come in time with a new hardware launch.
Meanwhile, in terms of the specs of the upcoming device, some reports suggest that Microsoft may incorporate a 4K Ultra HD display in the Surface Pro 5. In other words, the device will render 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution, The BitBag reported.
According to latest reports, apparently, Microsoft has been developing an enhanced Surface Pen along with a rechargeable battery to replace the AAAA battery-powered stylus that comes with the Surface Pro 4. There are speculations that the new Surface Pen will be charged via a magnetic dock positioned somewhere in the device.
As far as the other specs are concerned, the Redmond tech titan has already introduced the USB Type-C port in a number of smartphones it released recently. Hence, it is likely that the Surface Pro 5 will also l receive the USB Type-C port.
In addition, there are rumors suggesting that the Surface Pro 5 will house a bigger battery, which will offer more usage time. The Surface Pro 4 has 9 hours of battery usage, but the usage of the device was plagued with many power issues.
Watch Microsoft Surface Pro 5 rumors and speculations (2016) below: