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What's Known About Surface Pro 5 So Far, January 2017 Recap: UltraHD Display, Improved Surface Pen, Snapdragon Processor, 16 GB RAM And More

By JR O. , Jan 07, 2017 03:31 AM EST

Microsoft did not refresh the Surface Pro series last year. Rumor has it that the company will be releasing the highly anticipated Surface Pro 4 successor this 2017. As of now, there have already been a bunch of rumors that have spread about the alleged Surface Pro 5. Here's a quick recap of all the things said about the highly awaited Surface device.

Surface Pro 5 Specs: Rumors And Expectations

According to a Neowin report, the Surface Pro 5 could come with an ultra HD display that boasts a 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution. Technically, this would be a 34 % improvement over the Surface Pro 4's pixels per inch density. Additionally, the new Surface Pro device is also expected to come with a magnetically charging Surface Pen. Also, at least 16 GB worth of RAM can be used in the next iteration of the Surface tablet.

As for the device's processor, there are talks about the use of either a Snapdragon processor or an Intel Kaby Lake processor. As per PC Advisor, the use of a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip can help lengthen the battery life of the Surface Pro 5 and allows for a possible LTE connectivity. Nevertheless, using Intel's processors is also the way to get PC-level performance, which as everyone knows, is Microsoft's usual goal for its Surface devices.

Surface Pro 5 Release Date Rumor

As of now, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to get a late Q1 2017 release. It was said that the device could launch some-time March. If this rumor is true, then we're practically a couple of months away from the device's unveiling. Hopefully, the company delivers as the Surface Pro 4 is already two calendar years old and a successor is pretty much overdue. Of course, the Pro 4 should also be given credit for remaining competitive despite being a "last season" release. Nevertheless, being two years old should be enough reason to at least get a refresh.

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