According to some new rumors, Microsoft has delayed the release date of the Surface Pro 5 to September 2016. We remind you that some previous rumors were suggesting that the Surface Pro 5 device will be released sometime in June 2016.
Unfortunately, it seems that we need to wait a few more months until we will see this device in stores. According to reports, the reason why Microsoft has decided to delay the release of Surface Pro 5 until September is because of the new Intel Kaby Lake chipset, which are expected to be unveiled this fall and, according to rumors, the Surface Pro 5 will feature it.
The next generation Intel processor consumes less power, which means that it will improve the battery life of the Surface Pro 5. We remind you that the Surface Pro 4 has big issues with the battery, as it is getting wasted pretty fast when streaming videos on Netflix or doing other “demanding” tasks. The Surface Pro 5 will most likely come with a larger battery unit and if rumors prove to be right, it will be as powerful as the one found on the Apple’s iPad Pro.
The Surface Pro 5 will also introduce a 4K display that will support a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. We remind you that the Surface Pro 4 has a 12.3-inch display that supports a resolution of 2736×1824 pixels.
The upcoming Surface Pro 5 is also expected to feature a fingerprint scanner on board, which is not present on the current Surface Pro 4. However, it is good to know that the customers can purchase a Type Cover that features fingerprint sensors for the Surface Pro 4. The Surface Pro 5 is also expected to feature a microSD card slot for storage expansion an USB Type-C Port and a rechargeable Surface Pen.