If rumors are to be believed, Microsoft is now gearing up for the release of the upcoming Surface Pro 5. The Surface Pro 4 tablet, powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and sporting 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, has a price tag of £2,199.
Rumors suggest that Microsoft could be waiting for Intel's upcoming "Kaby Lake" processor.
Though there are still no certainties if these rumors are true, the thing is, once Microsoft decides to be driven by an Intel Kaby Lake then Microsoft Corporation fans are assured that the delay will be worthwhile.
We have heard a lot of hype about the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 but people are hoping that when it arrives there is going to more upgrades than to just the stylus. The Surface Pro does have a stylus but it runs on batteries and can not be recharged.
Another possible explanation for the delay is that Microsoft will also coincide the 2017 release of the hybrid device with the arrival of Windows 10 Redstone OS which reportedly offers a raft of powerful and better features including a longer battery life following an earlier battery flop with its predecessor. There are also options for the buyers to choose the low-end Surface Pro 5 variant although it will have less than 16 GB RAM.
Even after hearing that the Microsoft's biggest rival- Apple is set to launch its next generation MacBook Pro, still, Microsoft would wait until early-2017 to release Surface Pro 5 with Intel Kaby Lake as the processor.
Other rumors features of the new Surface Pro 5 include USB type-C port, on-Board Fingerprint Scanner and microSD slot for memory expansion. In the beginning of this year, Microsoft filed the patent for the rechargeable Surface Pen and dock.
The closest we ever got to anyone from the company commenting on the Surface Phone was when Microsoft CMO Chris Capossella commented, saying that there is a need for a "spiritual equivalent" of the Surface series of devices in the mobile phone divisions. It has been anticipated that the company is developing the Surface Phone in such a manner that it would actually give some of the modern day PCs a run for their money in terms of performance.