The year is almost over and not a sight of the new Surface devices from Microsoft has appeared. This further fuels the curiosity of fans as to when the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is going to be announced.
Luckily, even though Microsoft has not yet provided a statement about it's upcoming device's unveiling, there are still a number of clues that can lead everyone to determine the release date of the Microsoft Surface Pro 5.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Release Date
With Microsoft being mum on the topic about the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, rumorists and leaksters took a look around to find hints about the device. According to various sources, the company is probably waiting for some things before they announce the device.
It has been mentioned several times that the company will use Intel's new Kaby Lake processors in the Microsoft Surface Pro 5. This means that Kaby Lake must be officially shipped first before the device can be announced.
It was also mentioned that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is waiting for the arrival of the major Windows update, called Redstone 2.
Since Kaby Lake has just started shipping to manufacturers during the second quarter or this year, it is possible that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be announced on October.
Redstone 2 has been rumored to come next year, but it is also possible that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will get it first. According to another source, the first preview of the upgrade has already been given to insiders since early August.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Specs
Aside from the processor and the OS, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to come with very impressive specifications.
According to various sources, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to have up to 16 GB of RAM, a high-capacity primary camera, and a dedicated graphics chip.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Price
Based on the device's history, it is expected that the new Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will come at a price higher than the average tablet, and possibly even higher than previous models. Speculations suggest that the new device would cost about $800 for the base model.