Microsoft, earlier in the year, launched the Surface Pro laptop in Beijing and now, the Redmond-based technology major, as promised, is prepping to unveil new version of the hybrid computing system.

The company's official spokesperson during the "Microsoft Ignite 2017" event at Orlando, Florida confirmed (via Neowin) to the media personnel that an advanced version of Surface Pro with LTE connectivity feature, a first in Surface Pro series to date, is coming next month. 

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The device understood to be named as 'Surface Pro LTE' is said to be first showcased at the upcoming 'Microsoft Future Decoded' event, which will witness Panos Panay, corporate vice president, Microsoft Devices, make key note presentation. It is scheduled in London on October 31 and November 1. If things as plannced, it will hit stores on December 1.

In addition to normal SIM slot, Microsoft Surface Pro LTE is expected to come with integrated eSIM (electronic-SIM) similar to the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. With eSIM, users don't even have to subscribe to a new SIM, as they can share the same number of their smartphone via pairing.

Rumour has it that Microsoft Surface Pro LTE will be initially offered only in Intel Core i5 CPU-based series, meaning the device will come with either 4GB RAM+128GB storage or 8GB RAM+256GB internal storage configuration with Intel HD Graphics 620. It has to be noted that top-end model of the original Surface Pro comes in Core i7 CPU backed by 16GB RAM, 1TB storage and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640.

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If the company gets positive response from the public, it might launch higher-end LTE model with Core i7 processor.

Other expected features of upcoming Microsoft Pro LTE include anodised metallic body and a 12.3-inch screen with PixelSense Display technology having 2736x1824p resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, an 8MP shooter on back, a 5MP front camera and support Alcantara-type keyboard, which resists spills and absorption.

As per WinFuture, the Surface Pro LTE base model (4GB RAM+128GB storage) will cost around €1,300 (approx. $1,528/Rs.1,00,347), whereas the top-end variant (8GB RAM+256GB storage) is expected to set you back by €1500 (roughly $1,763/Rs. 1,15,785).

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Key specifications of new Microsoft Surface Pro (launched in Beijing in May, 2017):

Model Microsoft Surface Pro
Display 12.3-inch PixelSense Display
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Surface Pen enabled
  • Surface Dial off-screen interaction
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Processor 7th Gen Intel Core m3, i5, i7
RAM + storage (SSD: Solid State Drive) configuration Intel Core m3:
  • 4GB RAM+128GB storage

Intel Core i5:

  • Model 1: 4GB RAM+ 128GB storage
  • Model 2: 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage

Intel Core i7:

  • Model A: 8GB RAM+256GB storage
  • Model B: 16GB RAM+512GB storage
  • Model C: 16GB RAM+1 TB storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 615 (Core m3)
  • Intel HD Graphics 620 (Core i5)
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (Core i7)
  • Main: 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
  • Front: 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • Stereo microphones
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
  • Windows Hello face sign-in front-camera feature
Battery Up to 13.5 hours video playback
Connectivity Ports Full-size USB 3.0, microSD card reader, Surface Connect, Headset jack, Mini DisplayPort, Cover port
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technologyAlso compatible with Surface Pen and Surface Dial
Audio Stereo microphones
Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Add-ons TPM chip for enterprise security, 30-day trial subscription to Office 365 Personal
Dimensions 11.50 x 7.93 x 0.33 in (292.10 x 201.42 x 8.5 mm)
  • Core m3 series: 1.69 lbs (766 g)
  • Core i5 series: 1.73 lbs (786 g)
  • Core i7 series: 1.73 lbs (786 g)
Price Intel Core m3:
  • 4GB+128GB storage: $799 (approx. €711/Rs. 51,979)

Intel Core i5:

  • Model 1: 4GB RAM+ 128GB storage: $999 (roughly €913/Rs.64,076)
  • Model 2: 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage: $1,299 (roughly €1,188/Rs. 83,318)

Intel Core i7:

  • Model A: 8GB RAM+256GB storage: $1,599 (roughly €1,462/Rs.1,02,540)
  • Model B: 16GB RAM+512GB storage: $2,199 (roughly €2,011/Rs.1,41,016)
  • Model C: 16GB RAM+1TB storage: $2,699( approx.€2,402/Rs. 1,74,967)