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Unfortunately, the Surface Pro 5 has not been released in 2016 and the main reason why this didn’t happen is because Microsoft has decided to wait for the release of Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. However, according to the latest announcement that Microsoft has made, it is possible that the Surface Pro 5 to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

During WinHEC, an event that was held in Shenzhen, China, Terry Myerson, the executive president of Windows and Devices Group, has announced that Microsoft has renewed focus on the ARM architecture via their partnership with Qualcomm.

Myerson told that “for the first time ever, our customers will be able to experience the Windows they know with all the apps, peripherals, and enterprise capabilities they require, on a truly mobile, power efficient, always-connected cellular PC”.

In other words, Windows 10 equipped with ARM chips will come with significant improvements in performance. This means that the Surface Pro 5 will be as good as the Google Pixel C and Apple iPad in terms of battery life.

The Verge claims that by turning the Surface Pro lineup into a mobile device it does makes sense. The Surface Pro 5 was initially dubbed as the “laptop killer”, but Microsoft has released the Surface Book which actually does the similar thing. The company had to re-think the Surface Pro 5 and we believe that it made a good choice, but new reports are suggesting that the Surface Book 2 will be the device that will be powered by the Kaby Lake chipset.

Microsoft has not made an official announcement about the Surface Pro 5 yet, but rumors say that the 2-in-1 tablet will come with an internal storage of 512GB and 16GB of RAM. The handset is expected to come with an upgraded Surface Pen with wireless charging, a 4K display and a USB Type-C port.

If rumors will prove to be right, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 will be released sometime in spring 2017.

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