The latest rumors point to a 2017 arrival for the highly anticipated Surface Pro 5
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is highly rumored to be working on a host of its next generation devices including the highly anticipated Surface Pro 5 during its upcoming event. The current-generation Surface Pro is one of the best, if not the best performing hybrid device which is why users expect so much from its succeeding model. Earlier, it was highly reported that Microsoft just might launch its upcoming Surface devices before the end of the year but that looks highly unlikely after the latest speculation regarding the upcoming devices. Even though the Redmond-based tech giant has kept us all in the dark regarding its upcoming projects but the latest rumors have helped estimate when the next generation Surface Pro could possibly release.
Its October already and Microsoft is still yet to unveil any details regarding its upcoming projects which indicates that the next generation Surface Pro will not hit the markets before the start of 2017. Also, the company usually releases teasers related to its upcoming devices but 2016 is almost over and we are yet to see any promotions regarding the highly anticipated Surface Pro 5.
Interestingly, reliable sources have gone fairly quiet regarding the upcoming Surface Pro 5 which also indicates that Microsoft is yet to finalize the upcoming hybrid. There have been no official reports regarding the possible features of the upcoming Surface Pro 5 since the tech giant patented a new magnetic Surface Pen which could be incorporated in the device. Interestingly, one of the most popular rumored specs for the next generation Surface Pro is that the device will be powered by the latest generation Intel Kaby Lake processing chipset. However, the hardware giant will not start mass producing its latest processor until the start of 2017 which probably is the biggest indicator for a 2017 release for the Surface Pro 5.
Furthermore, there are popular rumors regarding the next generation Windows 10 Redstone 2 operating system coming pre-installed with the Surface Pro 5. However, the tech giant is not scheduled to roll out its next major software update to Windows 10 before early 2017 which basically confirms that we will not see the next generation Surface Pro before early 2017.
Judging by the rumored specs for the next generation Surface Pro, the device could turn out to be the greatest hybrid to have ever released in the market. Hopefully, Microsoft will incorporate substantial upgrades in its Surface Pro 5 which will make the upcoming hybrid device worth the wait.