As the release date for Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 tablet draws near, leaks pertaining to the device have been rapidly increasing. Here is a roundup of cutting-edge configurations reported to be part of the upcoming tablet.

According to Christian Today, the Surface Pro 4 will be available in a 12-inch model as well as a 14-inch variant. The 12-inch version will be powered by an Intel Broadwell SoC chip, while the 14-inch model will use Intel i5 and i7 processors. As for memory specification, the upcoming slate will come equipped with a maximum of 1 TB of internal storage capacity. Further, there will be an 8 MP rear-facing camera unit and a 3.5 MP front-facing snapper for selfies and video chats.

The Motley Fool says both Surface Pro 4 variants will feature the same screen resolution of 2,160 x 1,440 pixels. Plus, the device will be backed by 16 GB of RAM. The same site also says there’s a good chance the upcoming device might be powered by the new Skylake chipset. The Skylake chip has the power to boost the battery life of the device by approximately 30 percent when compared to Haswell chips. To top it off, this chipset does not require fans. This also means the Surface Pro 4 will be slimmer and the battery will last long. Plus, Skylake’s power efficiency is reportedly as good as the Broadwell chip. With such a solid processor on board, the Surface Pro 4 can easily compete with the recently released Apple MacBook 2015.

On the software end, the upcoming slate will run on the Windows 10 operating system, Christian Today reports. Other key features include tiny holes to dissipate the produced heat, USB 3.0 port, microUSB port and new connectivity options.

Microsoft was expected to introduce or disclose details about the upcoming slate at its recently concluded Build developer conference in San Francisco. However, the company did not give out any information. But then, Inquisitr reported, the Surface Pro 4 release date is expected to be in October, the same month when Windows 10 is expected to debut.

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