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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs Surface Pro 4: Release date, specs & other features

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 is expected to release in June or in October.

The Surface Pro 5 has already set the Internet abuzz with several reports surfacing about the possible specs of the device.

It may be recalled that Microsoft had released both the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book last year in October. But Surface Pro 2 and 3 were launched in the first half of the year.

Rumors are strong that the Surface Pro 5 would come with a 4K Ultra High Definition display, packing a resolution of at least 3,840 pixels wide. This is much better than its predecessor which is already stunning at 2,736 x 1,824.

The latest, 12.3-inch convertible has PixelSense technology, which matches high-contrast and low-glare visuals to come up with a "picture rivaling real life."

Some reports claim that the device will be powered by Intel's new processor, which goes under the codename Kaby Lake. CNET said the Skylake successor will not arrive until late 2016 at the earliest.

The Surface Pro 4 boasts of Core m3, Core i5 or Core i7 Skylake processors and a full-size USB 3.0 port. Kaby Lake is a 14nm chip with support for USB 3.1.