Microsoft is speculated to be working on the Surface Pro 5 to replace the Surface Pro 4. Fresh reports claim that the Surface Pro 5 release date may be slotted in the first quarter of 2017. The Surface Pro 4 was unveiled in October 2015.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Will Feature UltraHD Display And To Power By Fastest Processor
Rumors rounding up that the new Surface will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 processor instead of an Intel Kaby Lake chip. The benefits of this would be extra-long life battery life, and more likely the addition of LTE for mobile connectivity. However, let's not forget we're talking about the Surface 5 Pro here. The Pro has known about having desktop power in a portable device, and a seventh-gen Intel Core chip would be the logical choice. Also, we think this is still the most likely option out of the two theories. The new Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 will sport an UltraHD 4K display and magnetic charging stylus, with Pegatron Technology that will manufacture the device according to some sources.
Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumored Specs, features And Price
The Surface Pro 5 is likely to come with the "Kaby Lake" Core i7. The Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 device alongside is a magnetic charging stylus and also with a 4K Ultra HD display. For the storage, it is set that Surface Pro 5 will come with a 512GB+ SSD, as well as a USB Type C and Thunderbolt 3 support. Surface Pro 5 is said to come with a 16GB of RAM. The base model of the device might have a starting price of $899, while the top-tier variant Surface Pro 5 could cost as high as $1,599.
Moreover, as Microsoft has not officially confirmed anything regarding the upcoming 2-in-1 device yet and there are still around three months for the Surface Pro 5 to launch, things may vary in the meantime. In addition, there may be changes in some certain aspects of the upcoming Surface Pro 5 when it eventually releases.