Microsoft is reportedly readying up for an October hardware launch. It was said that the company is planning to announce something totally new at the said event. While most people are hoping to see the long-rumored Surface Phone or next-gen Surface devices, it looks like Microsoft is heading towards a different direction. Here's what is known about the event so far:
Microsoft To Unveil The All-In-One Surface PC
Microsoft might be prepping up to release a new Surface device called All-In-One Surface PC. In fact, new renders have been posted by Windows Central showing an all-new Surface-branded keyboard.
Furthermore, it was also said that a Surface Mouse will soon be introduced as well. The timing of this leak further supports the rumors about Microsoft's alleged October event.
Surface Pro 4 And Surface Book To Get A Refresh
For people hoping to see a Surface Pro 5 and a Surface Book 2 at the anticipated event, you might end up disappointed. As of now, there are still no valid clues leading to a possible launch of new generation Surface devices.
Nevertheless, Microsoft could refresh last year's Surface products instead. The company might give the Surface Pro 4 and the Surface Book updated processors and minor improvements, Neowin reported.
New Generation Surface Devices To Arrive 2017
Even though rumors are still circulating about the next generation of Surface devices, it doesn't mean that they will be released this year. The Surface Phone, the Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Book 2 are all expected to be released Spring of 2017.
It has already been established multiple times that the next Surface devices are highly likely to be running the 2017 Windows 10 update. They will also be powered by Intel's yet to be released processor. This means that a 2016 launch could be quite impossible.
Nevertheless, fans can just hope that Microsoft could at least give everyone an idea of when their next events would be. Also, it would be great to know if the company is indeed cutting the Microsoft Lumia line or not. There have been quite a lot of rumors about Microsoft's plans and it would be great to have them all clarified at the anticipated October event.