Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to be working on the Surface Pro 5, the successor to Surface Pro 4. The company is expected to release new devices under the Surface brand in the second half of this year.
Many tech pundits have predicted that Microsoft would launch the new Surface Pro model sometime this spring. But that might not be happening. We expect that the Surface Pro 5 would be unveiled in October this year.
No official details are available at this time about the Surface Pro 5. But the internet has been buzzing with rumors of the Surface Pro 5. In this article, we will take a look at the top five rumors swirling about the Surface Pro 5.
#1 Processor and Storage
The Surface Pro 5 is expected to feature Intel Kaby Lake Core i7 processor.
This new chipset is designed to improve overall performance while saving the battery life by consuming less power.
Moreover, the Pro 5 would get a 16GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage.
The Pro 5 would have a lightweight aluminum body with a 12.3-inch display.
Rumors suggest that the tablet PC might sport a 4K display. The machine would be able to handle the 4K resolution with the Kaby Lake processor.
Multiple sources are claiming a UHD screen with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels or 3,840 x 2,560 pixels.
#3 Rechargeable Surface Pen
The Surface Pro 5 is rumored to feature a rechargeable Surface Pen.
A new patent spotted by Patently Mobile last year revealed that Microsoft is planning to build a rechargeable stylus.
The latest model of the Surface Pen – which comes packed with the Surface Pro 4 – features a top-mounted eraser, a customizable magic button, and the ability to launch Cortana remotely, according to a report from Trusted Reviews.
#4 Surface Dial
The Pro 5 might come with the Surface Dial, according to a report from The Christian Post.
The Surface Dial could be placed on the screen, allowing users to access shortcuts and controls – volume for music apps – as well as other menus and tools.
According to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), the Dial is “a completely new way to interact with technology that allows users to store, customize, access, navigate, and reimagine physical tools in the digital world from concept to creation.”
Release Date and Price
The purported Surface Pro 5 has received an early rival in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Book. We expect Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to launch the Surface Pro 5 in October.
As far as the price is concerned, we expect the Surface Pro 5 to start at $899.