It is a common knowledge by now that Microsoft is set to launch its all-new Surface Pro 4 soon. But details on the exact release date, price and specifications are scanty. Several leaks and rumours have suggested that the successor to the Surface Pro 3 will feature notable upgrades and is set to release this October. With less than a month away, rumours about the Surface Pro 4 are getting stronger.
In this article, we put together all the details we know about the Surface Pro 4 based on the leaked rumours and leaks.
The Microsoft Surface 4 will be a 2-in-1 tablet and will come in two screen sizes, 12 and 14 inches, with a whopping screen resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. If true, the smaller variant of the Surface Pro 4 will measure the same as the Surface Pro 3, allowing the new tablet to support all the accessories of its predecessor.
In order to take advantage of the large displays, Microsoft will also add a stylus pen, which is expected to be more intuitive and touch-sensitive than the one found in Surface Pro 3. Since the new tablet will run Windows 10 out of the box, the new operating system's improved text recognition feature will further enhance the usability.
Under the hood, it has been unofficially confirmed that Microsoft will use Intel's latest Skylake chipset to power the Surface Pro 4 tablet. The new processor, which is to be available in i3 Core, i5 Core and i7 Core configurations, will improve battery and efficiency of the unannounced hybrid tablet compared to the Surface Pro 3. In addition, the Surface Pro 4 is expected to pack up to 16GB RAM and 1TB storage in the high-end variant.
There has been a strong debate regarding the Surface Pro 4's release but rumours suggest Microsoft is holding a launch event on 19 October when it is expected to announce two new Lumia flagships, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL, and the Band 2 smartwatch. It is likely that the new Surface Pro 4 will also be revealed at the same event.
As for the price, TechTimes had reported that the Surface Pro 4 will be priced at the same price as the Surface Pro 3 launch price, at around $800. But buyers will need to shell out $100 or $150 extra to get the 14-inch model.