It’s been more than a year since the Surface Pro 4 was announced, but it still is one of the best 2-in-1 Windows device available in the market. The tablet has the capabilities to completely replace your conventional laptop. It is about time for Microsoft to announce the next iteration of the Surface tablet. Meanwhile, rumours about the device have already started to pop up.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 was launched with a storage capacity going up to 256 GB in the highest-end variant. But, the Surface Pro 5 is rumoured to raise the bar further and come with a storage capacity of up to 512 GB. Not only the space but the transfer speeds of the storage unit can also be improved, which will ultimately make the device run faster.
One reason for the delay in launching the device is rumoured to be that Microsoft is waiting for Intel to launch their latest Kaby Lake processors to be used in the next-gen Surface tablet. The new processors, besides being faster and more capable, will be much more power efficient. Microsoft is also rumoured to make changes to the battery of the Surface Pro 5 which will make it last much longer than the current Surface tablets.
Going with the recent trend, the Surface Pro 5 might come with Thunderbolt 3 ports that are based on USB Type-C ports. Surface Pen is also said to get an update and will come with wireless charging from the magnetic dock itself, unlike the replaceable batteries being used currently. While improvements in the RAM department are not yet known, the Surface Pro 5 might run on Windows 10 Redstone 2 out-of-the-box. The launch of the tablet is rumoured to happen during spring 2017 but is possible as early as January next year.