According to reports, on October 26, 2016, Microsoft will hold a Windows 10 event in New York City. It’s not sure yet if the company will also release the Surface Pro 5 during this event, but there are rumors which say that the company will most likely release only a new Surface desktop, and not the mentioned device.
We remind you that some previous reports have speculated that the Surface Pro 5 will be released sometime in 2017, if the company wants to include the Intel Kaby Lake processors in the device. A developer has also posted a photo revealing a possible 2016-2017 calendar for Microsoft, where it showcased that a Surface device will be launched “soon” in 2016 and other three devices sometime in 2017.
At the same time, according to ZDNet, at least one Surface device will be unveiled this year. However, there are also sources claiming that Microsoft may just present some upgrades to the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book 2 or reveal an All-In-One desktop.
According to PCAdvisor, Microsoft will unveil its Surface Pro 5 in 2017, as the Windows Redstone 2 update is not expected to be released before spring of 2017. Currently, the Kaby Lake processors are now being shipped to manufacturers and Microsoft will most likely wait a few more months in order to make sure that the Surface Pro 5 will receive both the Kaby Lake processor and the Redstone 2 update.
We also remind you that the Microsoft is expected to end the production of the Surface 3 by the end of this year. In other words, once the production of the Surface 3 will stop, this will make room for a new model, which, as you’ve guessed, is the Surface Pro 5.
The Surface Pro 5 is expected to be released in two screen variants: 2K and 4K. The basic model will be released with 16GB of RAM, which will be good enough for any type of operation. In addition, USB Type-C ports are also expected to be added to the Surface Pro 5, making sure that the data transfer is faster. As expected, the device will feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an updated camera.