Now that 2016 is almost over, more Microsoft products get discounts. The Lumia 950 is now being sold with a $100 discount and last year's Surface devices get a $150 price cut. With all these discounts given to Microsoft devices, Surface fans assume that next generation Microsoft devices that will replace those in sale may soon get launched. If true, then the rumored Surface Phone, Surface Pro 5, and Surface Book 2 may indeed be arriving soon.
Microsoft Lumia 950 On Sale
Microsoft is currently selling the Lumia 950 at $299. However, it is AT&T locked. It is also the same price that AT&T has set for the Windows phone last month. Nevertheless, the network carrier should not exactly be a problem, since Microsoft is also selling the unlocked Lumia 950 at practically the same price. It's at $399 but it comes with a Continuum Display Dock that is usually priced at $99. This is actually a good deal for a Windows 10 smartphone with Snapdragon 808 chipset, 3 GB RAM and 20 MP rear camera.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 And Surface Book On Sale
Meanwhile, last year's Surface releases are also on sale. Microsoft is now giving buyers $150 gift cards if they buy certain versions of the Microsoft Surface Pro and Microsoft Surface Book. The gift card freebie is given to buyers of Surface Pro 4 with 256 GB storage, Core i5 processor, and 8 GB RAM. This also applies to the Surface Book with the same specifications and a dedicated CPU.
On the other hand, when buying a higher model of the Surface Book, buyers would be given a direct $150 savings. According to Windows Central, the discount will last until the 1st of October. The gift card on the other hand, can be used until September 2017.
Microsoft Surface Next Generation 2017
According to recurring rumors, the reason why Lumia devices are getting price cuts is because the Surface Phone is coming. Although Microsoft has not confirmed this yet, this device has been a subject for rumors this past weeks. The rumors might have even completed the phone's specs. It was said that the device would come with Kaby Lake processor, 8 GB maximum RAM size and 21 MP rear camera. The phone might also come with a fingerprint scanner in the display, Phone Arena reported.
For the Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Book 2, rumor says that these devices are getting major specs boosts as well. The Pro 5 might come with the Kaby Lake processor and the Redstone 2 update. The Surface Book on the other hand, is rumored to have a better body, with its hinges and balance fixed. For the release date, the new Surface devices might be launched October 2016. If not, it could be announced by the spring of 2017.