With only a couple of months left until the end of the year, tech buffs are still on the lookout for new Surface devices making an appearance just in time for the holiday shopping season. This includes the mysterious Surface Phone and the much-anticipated Surface Pro 5.
For quite some time now, Microsoft has been trying to catch up with other companies when it comes to smartphones. Unfortunately, their campaigns have yet to propel them to new heights that will equate them to other manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. That is what the Surface Phone is aiming to do with its impressive rumored specs and Microsoft’s continued buildup for the device. However, given that the buzz surrounding the device is all noise and no substance thus far, it is quite a tall order for the Redmond-based company to draw in a multitude of interest until the smartphone actually has a specific launch date.
Contrary to the Surface Phone, Microsoft’s dive into the hybrid market has been pretty successful so far. That is the main reason why tech buffs are already stoked for the latest iteration of the Surface Pro. The 2-in-1 detachable tablet has been available in the market since 2013 and users continuously rave about it. However, despite being well-received, there are still a few tweaks that can be done to the device including better battery life which is claimed to be fixed by the incorporation of the Kaby Lake processor. The only caveat is that Intel’s seventh-generation chipset will not be ready until the end of this year. Due to this, new rumors of a spring 2017 launch for the Surface Pro 5 have been making the rounds online.
Completing the set of the Surface family is the Surface Book 2 which is also a prominent figure in the rumor mill and due for a release sometime in the near future.
Despite contradicting stories flying about on the internet, Microsoft has kept their silence on all the aforementioned devices which only fuels more theories from fans and consumers.