Fresh speculations suggest that the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date will be scheduled in September this year. It is expected to include a 4K UHD display and the next generation Intel Kaby Lake processors.
According to Phone Arena, the Kaby Lake processor that will be available later in 2016. Hence, the Surface Pro 5 is expected to launch in September this year. The Redmond giant does not have a specific launch schedule for its Surface Pro 2-in-1 devices. Since the mass production of Kaby Lake processors are expected to begin later this quarter, speculations are now hinting that the Surface Pro 5 could be announced in September.
Intel’s 7th generation processor, Kaby Lake, is expected to consume less power and also it will be able to provide improved battery life than the Skylake chipset that powers the Surface Pro 4. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is also rumored to include 16 GB of RAM for enhanced multi-tasking. Like the predecessor models, the Surface Pro 5 will be also available in lesser RAM variants.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is also speculated to feature a 4K Ultra HD display and a larger capacity battery. Other rumored features include improved Surface Pen stylus, inclusion of USB Type-C port, and Nvidia Pascal or AMD Polaris graphics.
Mobi Picker has claimed that the 4K Ultra HD resolution will be only available on certain variants of Surface Pro 5. Hence, other models are expected to arrive with 2K resolution display. Unlike Phone Arena’s report, Mobi Picker has reported that the Surface Pro 5 will launch in Spring 2017 with Windows 10 Redstone 2 OS.
As far as pricing is concerned, the base model of Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to be priced at $799. The highest configuration model is speculated to carry a price tag of $1,799. Speculations also suggest that the Redmond giant is working on a Surface Phone smartphone.