Microsoft got their hands full this year as they are allegedly developing a Surface Phone which is said to trump all smartphone manufacturers as well as a more powerful and enriched in features successor of the Surface Pro 4.
The release of these two products hasn’t been announced as of yet but tech enthusiasts share some divided opinions regarding when the new products will be unveiled, some saying in March and the other half aiming for an April release. A lot of rumors have surfaced that the new Surface Pro 5 is going to be unveiled during the first quarter of this year and tech specialists have devised a list of possible features and specs.
In respect with what the guys from Tech Times have stated, Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Pro 5 is believed to come equipped with Intel’s newest Kaby Lake processor with three variants which include a Core M (dual core configuration), Core i5 (dual core with two threads) and Core i7 (quad-core with eight threads).
Fans are expected to see an improved battery consumption and overall better performance and stabilization from the new Kaby Lake chips from Intel. Screen wise, the Surface Pro 5 is said to come equipped with a 4K and 12.5 inch configuration which is believed to offer 3D support at 60fps.
A significant change regarding the display might be Microsoft’s choice to ditch the Super AMOLED in favor of an IPS touch. The device is said to come running the latest Windows 10 Redmond 3 with 16GB and 32GB storage variants as well as 512GB to 1TB SSD storage.
Some important features are said to include the likes of a fingerprint scanner and a track pad as well as an updated version of the Surface Pen. The popular stylus will presumably come with a battery which supports wireless charging when docked into the Surface Pro 5.
A precise date of release has yet to be announced but tech experts estimate that it will be pushed back as Microsoft will be waiting for Kaby Lake processors to be made available. Pricing wise, the device is set to cost $899 for the basic variant.