Microsoft's Surface Pro 5 tablet is one of the most anticipated 2-in-1 detachable gadgets in the tech space. Although, rumors of the tablet are rife, info on the release date, specs and price of the Surface Pro 5 remain unknown.
Here are the latest rumors about Microsoft's next-gen tablet.
The Surface Pro 4 included Intel's Skylake processor. But the Pro 5 tablet is highly likely to come running on the successor to the Skylake processor, the Intel Kaby Lake. However, the launch of the Kaby Lake processor has been delayed and it is expected to arrive in the second half of 2017, which means that Microsoft's fifth-generation tablet could come running on Skylake processor.
The Surface Pro 4 was plagued with battery drain issues. Many customers complained of its battery draining very quickly. The company did issue a fix, but users would want that such a problem does not arise in the Surface Pro 5.
Microsoft is expected to release a new operating system called Windows 10 Redstone 2 sometime in 2017. The next Surface tablet may come running on the new OS straight out of the box.
RAM and Storage
A model of Surface Pro 4 comes with 256 GB of internal storage and 16 GB of RAM. It is very likely that the Surface Pro 5 has a model with 256 GB of onboard storage and 16 GB of RAM.
The Surface Pro 4 does not support USB Type-C, which offers fast charging. Many other mobile devices do support USB Type-C, and it is rumored that the Surface Pro 5 would also feature USB Type-C ports.
The Surface Pro 4 sports a 12.3-inch screen. Rumors point out that Microsoft may introduce a Surface Pro 5 model that has a bigger 13.3-inch display.
The current-gen Surface Pro 4 has a base price of $999, while the top variant costs $1,799. If rumors are to be believed, then the price of Surface Pro 5 could be between $899 and $1,599.
The release date of the Surface Pro 5 remains a mystery. The Surface Pro 3 was launched and released in May 2014, while the Surface Pro 4 was announced and released in October 2015. There is no specific month in which Microsoft reveals a new Surface tablet.
Some rumors claim that the Surface Pro 5 could make an appearance in January 2017. However, other speculations hint that the detachable could make its way to the market in the second half of 2017.
Microsoft has not confirmed a release date for the Surface Pro 5, which means customers will have to wait for official news from the company. Until then, all rumors of the Surface Pro 5 should be taken with a pinch of salt.