Right now, industry insiders can’t pinpoint the exact date of the announcement for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5, but many say it will be in March 2017, not this October as previously believed.
Sources say that Microsoft may opt for a later unveiling because it wants to use Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor for its new Surface Pro. Furthermore, an announcement early next year will also coincide with the release of the Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system (OS).
Several publications believe that delaying the unveiling to next spring is a good idea since it will give Microsoft enough time to work on any problems the device may have before it hits the market. Consumers complained of numerous issues with the Surface Pro 4 last year, so maybe the tech company is taking steps to avoid the same mistakes this time.
Of course, an announcement this October is still possible, so potential buyers should continue checking to see if Microsoft does unveil the Surface Pro 5 next month. Insiders initially thought that the device will come out in October, but rumors saying that Microsoft may delay the new Surface Pro and unveil an all-in-one Surface device instead gained traction over the past few weeks.
Sources say the Surface Pro 5 may come with the Redstone 2 OS, the new Kaby Lake processor, 16 GB of random access memory (RAM), a 16-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera. The device will also have a 12.3-inch PixelSense display panel, a USB Type-C port, a Surface Pen, and improved battery capacity since the previous Surface Pro had issues with its battery life.
Furthermore, two models of the Surface Pro 5 will be available for buyers to choose from. One supports 4K resolutions while the other supports 2K.
As of this moment, readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt since Microsoft has yet to officially announce the unveiling date and specs of the Surface Pro 5.