Microsoft to launch Surface Pro 5 in Q1 2017
Back in June a rumor told us that Microsoft was only aiming to launch the Surface Pro 5 2-in-1 device in spring of 2017. Months have passed and today we get a new rumor on the matter, which goes into a little bit more detail. The Surface Pro 5 is now said to be launching in the first quarter of next year, so before the end of March. Additionally, the device will reportedly have a 4K UHD touchscreen and magnetic charging stylus.
The report, which comes from the Economic Daily News in China and was spotted by Digitimes, adds that Pegatron Technology will be the one to manufacture the device. Microsoft has also considered Quanta Computer as a possible manufacturer for the Surface Pro 5, but the company has yet to confirm its plans.
The Surface Pro 4, released in 2015, is Microsoft’s latest Surface iteration, and while there had been healthy speculation about a successor being teased during company’s event in October, nary a hint of a new refreshed Surface Pro 4 was given by Microsoft, causing many to wonder about the future of Microsoft’s high-end tablet lineup.
A specific release date is unavailable as of this time, and Microsoft could still change its plans for the forthcoming Surface Pro 5 as it progresses through the manufacturing process.
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