Microsoft might launch Surface Pro 5 in April

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to launch its Surface Pro 5 in April.

Rumors suggest that the 2-in-1 device will come with significant upgrades from its predecessor. It is expected to have a lightweight aluminum body and a 12.3-inch screen. The successor to Surface Pro 4 can be used like PC, thanks to the new feature Continuum that debuts in Windows 10.

The Surface Pro 5 is expected to be powered by the Intel Kaby Lake processor. This new chipset will not only improve overall performance, will also help save battery life of the device. The battery life of the Surface Pro 4 was not impressive, and many users had complained about the battery.

The new hybrid device could get a 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 might feature Surface Dial

The Surface Pro 5 is said to come with the Surface Dial that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) introduced for the Surface Studio, according to a report from The Christian Post.

In the two-in-one device, the Surface Dial would be placed on the screen, allowing users to access shortcuts and controls – volume for music apps – as well as other menus and tools.

Per Microsoft, the Surface 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.”

The Surface Dial looks an amazing thing. It has received good reviews from critics and users who used tried it on the Surface Studio.

Rechargeable Surface Pen and 4K Display

Rumors also have suggested that the upcoming Surface Pro will get a rechargeable Surface Pen.

The accessory is said to come with improvement in functionality.

Moreover, the tablet PC might sport 4K display. The Kaby Lake processor will allow the device to handle the 4K resolution.

Release Date

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is expected to release the Windows 10 Creators Update sometime in the first quarter. So, it is safe to assume that the Surface Pro 5 will be announced in April.

Stay tuned on Market Exclusive for more updates on the Surface Pro 5.

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