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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Could Launch In June, May Come With Kaby Lake Processor, 4K Display And More

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Rumors of the Surface Pro 5 are swirling in the tech space and speculations suggest that Microsoft may launch the tablet as early as June this year.

Here are some of the rumored specs of the upcoming Surface Pro 5.

Processor

Intel is expected to officially reveal the next-generation Kaby Lake processor at the upcoming Computex event that starts May 31 in Taipei.

The Surface Pro 4 comes running on Intel's Skylake processor but rumors claim that the fifth-generation Surface Pro 5 will run on the faster Kaby Lake processor.

Display

The latest Surface Pro 4 offers a sharp 2,736 x 1,824 display resolution but Microsoft will enhance the display of its next-generation Surface Pro 5 tablet.

The company is said to be planning for a 4K Ultra HD display in the Surface Pro 5, which means that the tablet will have 3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution.

Battery

According to Microsoft, the battery of the Surface Pro 4 offers 9 hours of usage time. However, the Microsoft tablet was plagued with battery management issues, which the company addressed in an update in February this year.

Rumors suggest that Microsoft will include a bigger battery in the Surface Pro 5, which will offer more usage time.

Surface tablet customers will also hope that the next-generation Microsoft tablet will not be afflicted with power issues.

Stylus

All Surface Pro tablets come with a stylus called the Surface Pen, which has become an integral part of the Surface Pro experience.

"Writing with Surface Pen feels as fluid and precise as a ballpoint pen on paper. Use the Surface Pen to open a OneNote or to activate Cortana, your truly personal digital assistant," says Microsoft.

The existing Surface Pen requires one AAAA battery. However, rumors point that the Surface Pen for the Surface Pro 5 will have a rechargeable battery. The stylus may be recharged through a magnetic dock linked to the tablet.

USB Type-C

Some Lumia phones such as the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL launched in October 2015 had a USB Type-C port. It is highly likely that the next Surface Pro tablet also includes a USB Type-C port.

Launch

Given that the Surface Pro 4 was announced in October 2015, some speculations suggest that the tablet may launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

However, rumors also suggest that Microsoft may announce the Surface Pro 5 as early as June this year.

Microsoft has not confirmed the launch date or any details of the fifth-generation Surface Pro tablet. All rumors regarding the Surface Pro 5 should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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