Microsoft may be maintaining a low profile about its anticipated Surface Pro 4 tablet, but the rumours never stop pouring in.
The latest is that Microsoft plans to launch the Surface Pro 4 on 4 October. There's no concrete evidence to support the claim, though it comes from the senior editor of The Verge, Tom Warren, who revealed a series of details about the upcoming Surface Pro tablet on Twitter, Design & Trend reports.
We have been hearing about the Surface Pro 4 for several months now. The new hybrid tablet is expected to feature significant upgrades over its predecessor.
Taking a cue from Warren's tweets, it can be assumed the Surface Pro 4 will not feature Intel Core M processors but use advanced Skylake chips. It also comes as a bonus for Surface Pro 3 owners that the 2-in-1 tablet will support the same docking station as its predecessor. But that doesn't mean the new tablet will borrow the similar design strategy.
In addition, Warren also revealed that the Surface Pro 4 will feature a bigger display and come in a thinner and lighter build compared to its predecessor.
While Microsoft may carefully be choosing the specs for the new Surface Pro 4, Warren downplayed the possibility of a USB Type-C port making its way to the new device. Instead, the tablet will feature USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 ports.
Warren did not reveal the size of the display, camera pixels, screen resolution, battery capacity, storage and RAM.
But earlier rumours have outlined the possible specs of the tablet. According to those rumours, the Surface Pro 4 is expected to come in two variants, differentiated by their screen sizes at 12-inches and 14 inches. The rear-camera is expected to pack an 8MP sensor and the front sensor is said to feature 3.5 megapixels. Quite interestingly, the RAM space in the Surface Pro 4 is expected to be as high as 16GB and the maximum storage will be offered at 1TB. Of course, lower-end models will be available to cater to the needs of those who do not wish for such high storage capacity.