Microsoft fans were expecting that the U.S. giant will unveil the Sufrace Pro 5 at the Surface event that took place back in October, but when Microsoft didn’t even mention the next Surface Pro device, fans took that as a Microsoft’s way of denying that they are working on the tablet.
Good news is that insider rumors and reports are pointing out that Microsoft is actually keeping the tablet hidden away so that they can surprise their customers when they release the device alongside the upcoming Surface Phone and Surface Book 2.
While Microsoft has yet to confirm the tablet’s specs, reports are showing that the gadget will be powered by Intel’s seventh Kaby Lake processor that will be paired with a 12.3 inch PixelSense display that comes in 2K and 4K resolution.
The tablet is expected to be available in the 4GB/8GB and 16GB RAM variants, while the internal storage space will be 256GB that can also be expanded by the user using a microSD card. The tablet will be equipped with the standard 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C ports and it will come bundled with a new Surface Pen.
The Surface Pro 4 became infamous for its battery problems and battery life that could last only up to four hours. Tech experts are speculating that Microsoft has taken that into account and they will equip the device with a bigger battery that increases the battery life up to seven hours. The addition of the latest Kaby Lake processor will also optimize battery usage that will increase battery life expectancy.
Right now all the rumors are not confirmed and the only option we have is to wait for Microsoft to decide to unveil the tablet and showcase its specs, but nonetheless Microsoft will surely equip the gadget with impressive hardware.