The question which is bothering Microsoft fans and tech enthusiasts is when will the official announcement about Microsoft’s next-gen Surface Pro 5 release date, specs, features and pricing details be made. Rumors about Microsoft Surface Pro 5 have been making rounds for quite some time now. But, unfortunately, the software giant hasn’t spoken even a single word about the highly anticipated device.
Notably, Microsoft has already sent out invites for its fall hardware event which will take place on Wednesday, October 26 in New York City starting 10 am ET. According to The Verge, the tech giant’s upcoming event will revolve around Windows 10 software updates, Xbox related updates, Microsoft Surface device news as well as OEM devices. Microsoft’s 2015 October event saw the unveiling of the Surface Pro 4, Microsoft Band 2 and the Surface Book laptop.
But, as per reports, the company seems to be in no mood to refresh its existing Surface devices. In fact, rumors are that the tech giant will showcase OEM products instead. There are also reports which claim that Microsoft will launch a Surface All-in-One type device at the event. So, going by the reports, it seems Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is very much unlikely to get a 2016 release date.
It is expected that Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor and Windows 10 Redstone 2 update are the main reasons behind the release delay. Among other specs, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to come with a 4K Ultra HD display, 16 GB of RAM, AMD or Nvidia Pascal GPU, a 16MP main camera, an 8MP front camera, a fingerprint sensor, a rechargeable Surface Pen, a USB Type-C port and Thunderbolt 3.
The base model Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to be priced around $899, while, the high-end model is expected to cost a whopping $1,599. Interested people can live stream Microsoft’s Oct. 26 Fall hardware even there.
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