Despite Microsoft's lack of luck in the smartphone department, the company is able to produce great tablets in the form of Surface Pros. With the Surface Pro 4's success, fans can't wait to get their hands on the next-generation 2-in-1 tablet. Dubbed as the Surface Pro 5, this device is expected to make an appearance 2017.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs Rumors
As of now, the only things heard about the Surface Pro 5 is that it could be powered by the latest Kaby Lake processors. There are also rumors saying the device will be coming in with two display variants. It was said that a 2K and a 4K variant would both be released by Microsoft. Additionally, it is already predicted that the next Microsoft Surface Pro will be 12.3 inches in size and boast of a PixelSense screen, Tech Times reported.
As for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5's internal specs, the said device could sport at least 16 GB RAM. Nevertheless, there's still no news as to whether the company will be using Nvidia graphics card or one from AMD. As to the OS update, it was said that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 could run the Windows Redstone 2 update.
As for the device's accessories, the Surface Pro 5 should come with an improved Surface Pen. This stylus is rumored to come fully integrated with the Pro 5. It could even have its own magnetic charging dock, as per Tech Radar.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date
Older reports have mentioned that Microsoft might just be waiting for Intel's Kaby Lake launch before they can release new Surface devices. With that said, Kaby Lake's end of 2016 arrival could be enough of a hint that the Surface Pro 5 could be coming in Q1 of next year. Microsoft's lack of a Surface Pro refresh this year makes it easy to assume that they will be releasing something this 2017. The Surface Pro 4 would be rather outdated if no new edition will show up next year.