The much-awaited successor to the Surface Pro 4 could finally be here soon. A tweet sent out by Surface chief Panos Panay earlier today has revealed Microsoft’s plans of holding a dedicated Surface event in Shanghai on the 23rd of this month.
While Panay did not divulge any other info regarding the event, it is being speculated that Microsoft could announce the Surface Pro 5 at the event. There is also a possibility of the Surface Book 2 showing up at the event, along with the fabled Surface Phone that we have been hearing about for close to two years now.
Latest rumors suggest the Surface Pro 5 will not include many major changes under the hood, except for the processor. The 2-in-1 device will be powered by 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake processors, which are manufactured on a 14nm process. That means you can expect improved performance as well as battery life from the new model. The proprietary Surface Connect Power connector will apparently be retained as well.
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) May 5, 2017
The Surface Book 2 on the other hand is expected to feature a clamshell design this time, featuring a 13.5-inch display. It too will be powered by Intel’s latest 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors under the hood, so there is definitely a high possibility of battery life going up by a decent margin. Along with a new design and updated internals, rumors suggest the Surface Book 2 will also be more affordable than its predecessor with a US$1,000 starting price.