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Microsoft Surface Pro 5's Possible MWC 2017 Release

By JR O. , Jan 23, 2017 02:52 AM EST
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The Microsoft Surface Pro 5, being one anticipated device, has been rumored for release many times in the past months. Considering that the last Surface Pro was released 2015, the new model has been expected since 2016. Nevertheless, with its absence last year, it already makes sense that it would get released this year. Rumor has it that the supposed Surface Pro 5 could make an appearance oin the 2017 Mobile World Congress event.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumored For MWC Release

The MWC 2017 is happening in less than two months and rumor has it that Microsoft could be unveiling the Surface Pro 5 in the said event. As per Inquisitr, this rumored release date seems to make sense considering that the Windows 10 update called Redstone 2 is also expected to be rolled out around April of this year. With that, a March unveiling of the Surface Pro 5 is a strategic step for the company.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs Rumor Roundup

So far, there have already been a number of rumors about the Pro 5's specs. However, Microsoft hasn't confirmed any of it yet. But if the said rumors are to be believed, then the Surface Pro 5 could come with 16 GB RAM and Intel's Kaby Lake processors. There are also vague talks about the possible LTE-capable Surface Pro 5 variant. Awireless chargingg stylus has also been mentioned many times alongside the possible use of a 4K display.

As per Digitimes, Pegatron Technology will be the one to manufacture the device. Additionally, Microsoft has also considered Quanta Computer as an additional manufacturer for the Surface Pro 5, however, this plan hasn't been confirmed yet. Needless to say, the Pro 5 tablet could be coming in sometime soon. It's worth noting that the last Surface tablet will be two years old this year, so if it doesn't get a successor, the Surface Pro line will be pretty much outdated.

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