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Panos Panay, Corporate Vice President for Surface Computing demonstrates the new Microsoft Surface Studio computer at a live event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S.,October 26, 2016. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 2017 is expected to be released early 2017 after the success of its predecessor, the Surface Pro 4. Various reports are hinting at an early 2017 Microsoft Surface Pro 5 release date and the Internet is going crazy over its rumoured specs and features.

As already pointed out by numerous unconfirmed reports, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 2017 is getting delayed primarily because of the 14-nanometer Intel Kaby Lake processor and the second major Windows 10 update. Experts believe that the device will be launched by Spring 2017 and could be priced at around US$899 (AU$1,349), writes CNET.

Tech enthusiasts expect a major upgrade to the stylus, especially because of the patent filed by Microsoft for the stylus featuring a rechargeable battery system. The patent mentions a magnetic charging dock with connectors for a Surface Dock mounting, writes Mobile & Apps. Improvements are also expected on the screen size and resolution of the Surface Pro 5.

Almost seven hours of battery life has also been hinted by reports. A bigger screen with 4K capability may also be incorporated in the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 2017. The Microsoft Surface Pro 5 may run on the latest Windows 10 Redstone 2 update, consist of a 16GB RAM and have a longer battery life.

When it comes to camera specs, the device may sport a 16MP primary and 8MP front camera. So far none of the rumours have been confirmed. Microsoft has not released any official statement regarding the Surface Pro 5. Fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C ports could be added to the device.

Microsoft is offering discounts on its Surface Pro 4 device though iDigital Times believes, this may not be the right time to invest in a Surface Pro 4 as the successor is only a few months away from getting unveiled.