Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date, specs: 4K display and Intel Kaby Lake rumored

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Rumors are rife that the much-awaited next-generation gadget from Microsoft dubbed the Surface Pro 5 may be unveiled to the general public in an upcoming event in October.

According to reports, the new model is expected to arrive sometime before the year ends which seems to add to the assumption that it may be announced imminently. It is noted that current version, the Surface Pro 4, was released back in October 2015 alongside the Surface Book.

On the other hand, some tech enthusiasts claim that the touted conference will present an all-in-one PC which is apparently in the final stage of development. There are also suggestions that the mysterious device is codenamed “Cardinal.” If it comes to fruition, Surface Pro 5 might be pushed back to March 2017.

When it comes to the specifications, Surface Pro 5 is believed to come with either a 2K or a stunning 4K display. It may also be equipped with a better Surface Pen and support for a USB Type-C port.

Under the hood, the device might be powered by NVIDIA’s Pascal-based graphics card or by AMD’s newest chipset. If it arrives in 2017, it is expected to feature Intel’s Kaby Lake processor which features the 14 nm manufacturing process. This will allegedly give users enhanced performance and better cooling technology as compared to the predecessor.

Meanwhile, the software may run the latest Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system. This is said to maximize the capabilities of some applications. Moreover, the 2-in-1 device is said to be equipped with a 16-megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel selfie-shooter. Each unit is predicted to be priced at around $899 for the base model.

However, since there is no official statement from the Redmond-based giant yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt. More details about the October event are expected to be announced in the following weeks.