Microsoft is said to be planning a big event this coming October for the eagerly awaited launch of Surface Pro 5, according to latest reports. Rumors about Microsoft Surface Pro 5 specs, features and release date have been floating around since early last year but since its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4, is doing very well in the market, the company seems to have delayed bringing out the successor.
So when will Microsoft announce Surface Pro 5? There are a number of reports suggesting that Microsoft is set to unveil Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 5 and Windows 10 Creators Update at a spring 2017 event.
But according to insider sources who spoke to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet.com, only Windows 10 Creators Update is going to be present, Surface Book 2 is no longer part of the event while initial talks suggesting Surface Pro 5 died down.
As far as Surface Pro 5 specs and features are concerned, according to PC Advisor, "the new Surface will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 processor instead of an Intel Kaby Lake chip. The benefits of this would be longer battery life, and potentially the addition of LTE for mobile connectivity."
TechRadar.com also believes that the biggest selling factor of Surface Pro 5 is battery. Currently, no one has released any specific detail about Surface Pro 5's battery. However, many believe that it could be between 7-9 hours because of different 'sleep and hibernate' modes likely to appear along with the Qualcomm processor.
In addition, talks about rechargeable Surface Pen and the integration of USB Type-C support has never failed to come up. As far as memory storage capacity, many tech analysts believe the least number will be 16GB and 512GB, respectively.